Waco Friends of Peace/Climate meet monthly, the third Tuesday of the month, 6 pm, at Poppo Rollo's Pizza
Westbank Meeting Room, 703 N. Valley Mills Dr., Waco, 76710. Free presentation and pizza/salad buffet.

Friday, July 18, 2014

A weekend to change the course of history



In September, heads of state are going to New York City for a historic summit on climate change. With our future on the line, we will take a weekend (September 20-21) and use it to bend the course of history.

In New York City there will be an unprecedented climate mobilisation – in size, beauty, and impact. This moment will not be just about New York or the United States. Heads of state from around the world will be there, as will the attention of global media.

Our demand is for Action, Not Words: take the action necessary to create a world with an economy that works for people and the planet – now. In short, we want a world safe from the ravages of climate change.

We know that no single meeting or summit will “solve climate change” and in many ways this moment will not even really be about the summit. We want this moment to be about us – the people who are standing up in our communities, to organise, to build power, to confront the power of fossil fuels, and to shift power to a just, safe, peaceful world.

The Waco Friends of Peace is one of over 300 organizations endorsing this march which coincides with the UN climate summit.  We strongly encourage all FOP members to think very hard about being part of this event, which we believe will change the course of history.

Anyone interested in participating in the march should contact Alan Northcutt at anorthc@aol.com.

Email to anorthc@aol.com to be placed on the Friends of Peace email list.

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Progressive Film Series: July 10, 2014



Hooked On Growth

 

Thursday, July 10th
Poppa Rollo's Pizza
West-Bank Meeting Room
703 N. Valley Mills Dr.
Waco
6 PM Pizza & Business
6:30 PM Film & Discussion
Runtime:  54 Minutes

 

This excellent film addresses the devastation of overpopulation and uncontrolled growth on a finite planet.  This issue is certainly at the core of dealing with climate change.  Certainly world overpopulation plays a critical role in water shortages, world hunger, species extinction, as well as in climate change.  The film is not rated, but has nothing objectionable for any of our audience

"This could be the most important film ever made!"
     --Paul Erlich, Author of The Population Bomb
 
"The cult of endless growth has kept us from seeing clearly the choices in front of us."
     --Bill McKibben