Waco Friends of the Climate normally meets on the first Monday of the month at Poppa Rollo’s Pizza, at 703 N. Valley Mills Dr. in Waco, with a free buffet followed by a documentary film or a guest speaker.

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To enter the 4th Annual Climate Crisis Art Exhibit in October 2020, please email anorthc@aol.com

Monday, November 30, 2015

Progressive Film Series: December 10th, 2015



Thursday, Dec. 10th
Poppa Rollo's Pizza 
703 N. Valley Mills Dr.
6 PM Business & Buffet
6:30 Movie & Discussion
Run Time 60 Minutes

REVEREND BILLY AND THE CHURCH OF STOP SHOPPING is the Friends of Peace selection for December. In keeping with our tradition of screening something light in December, we bring you an entertaining and amusing work by the talented Rev. Billy and his minions.  We have seen two of his films previously, and this selection is just as much fun.  In addition, it teaches us something about doing actions, about creativity in demonstrations, and about courage.

"The most hilarious and pointed political theater in New York"--NY Times

"A highly entertaining documentary film."--Boston Globe

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Half Page Ad in the Waco Trib

Waco Friends of Peace placed a half page ad in the Waco Tribune-Herald on Saturday, November 28th, in support of the COP21 meeting in Paris.


1)Tell the Whitehouse we need a strong agreement at COP21 to  limit global temperature increase to 2 degree C maximum: www.whitehouse.gov/contact or 202-456-1111.

2)Sign a petition to world leaders to ensure a strong agreement at COP21: www.350.org/paris

3)Install rooftop solar panels on your residence or find a utility that provides electricity from 100% renewable sources, such as Green Mountain Energy.

4)Purchase an electric plug in or hybrid car. With abundant models now, starting at $23,000, there is no reason to buy a gasoline powered automobile.

5)Conserve all forms of energy and natural resources.  The greenest form of electricity is that electricity that is never used (conserved). 

6)REDUCE, REUSE, REPAIR, RECYCLE.  Carefully consider all aspects of your daily life and find many ways you can apply these rules.  They will benefit the planet and your finances.

7)Never use bottled water or single-use plastic bags, except in an emergency.  Both are extremely damaging to our environment.   

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Sunday, November 15, 2015

Texas groups come together to announce diverse coalition supporting Climate Resolution

Texas Drought Project will take 220+ organizational signatures to U.N. Climate Conference

Waco Friends of Peace is is a signatory to the following document:

Dallas—The Texas Drought Project, a non-profit founded in 2008 to educate Texans on climate change, will announce in San Antonio November 19th at a press conference at 1 PM at the Interfaith Peace Chapel at the Cathedral of Hope, 5910 Cedar Springs Road, Dallas, that they have succeeded in obtaining the signatures of over 220 organizations for their resolution on climate change. The resolution calls for climate negotiators at the U.N. Climate Conference in Paris, set to begin November 30th, to heed the recommendations from the world’s top scientists in setting emissions cuts and asks that negotiators quickly move to keep fossil fuels in the ground.

Co-founders Jere Locke of Austin and Alyssa Burgin of San Antonio networked through Texas environmental, human rights, educational, religious, labor, civic, student and political groups for over three months to obtain the endorsements.  Signers include the League of Women Voters Texas, Lone Star Sierra Club, Texas Physicians for Social Responsibility, Texas State Employees Union, Texas Campaign for the Environment, National Nurses United, Environment Texas, Texas Farmers Union, Earthworks, Public Citizen Texas,  Dallas Central Labor Council, Dallas Peace Center, Downwinders at Risk, Nepali Society of Texas, Liveable Arlington, Denton Drilling Awareness, Hope for Peace and Justice and many, many more. “But we couldn’t have done this without the help of Texans across the state,” Locke emphasizes. “People think of Texas as this conservative, oil-dominated state, but people understand the dire threat we face from climate change unless something is done now.” Burgin agrees, “We were gratified to see the response, and we’re hoping that this resolution will generate a major discussion—proving that citizens in the reddest-of-the-red states care about the future of their children and their grandchildren.”

Speakers include representatives of the following endorsing organizations: Hope for Peace and Justice (Jeff Hood), Downwinders at Risk(Jim Schermbeck), Liveable Arlington (Ranjana Bhandari), Texas Campaign for the Environment, Dallas Sierra Club, Nepali Society of Texas and the Dallas Central Labor Council. Each will briefly discuss the concerns which brought their organization to join this effort. The importance of this U.N. Climate Conference will be outlined, providing a preview into events taking place later this month. Lists of signers will be furnished, along with a copy of the resolution.

Questions? Please contact Alyssa Burgin alyssa@texasdroughtproject.org or 210-381-4021. Hope to see you there! 

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Friday, November 06, 2015

Lecture By Alyssa Burgin: November 12, 2015

Alyssa Burgin Lecture -- Climate Change And The Water Future Of Texas: Droughts, Floods And Economic Uncertainty  


Thursday, November 12th
Poppa Rollo's Pizza
703 N. Valley Mills Dr.
6 PM Business & Buffet
6:30 Lecture & Discussion

The Friends of Peace are honored to host a lecture by Alyssa Burgin, a superstar in the Texas climate change activist community.

Ms. Burgin is a fifth-generation Texan, born and raised in San Antonio. She majored in physics and microbiology at the University of Texas, working in early monoclonal antibody research and public health projects. A lifelong interest in political communication, however, brought her to journalism graduate school, and a subsequent master's degree paved her way into positions in state and national political campaigns. In 2002, she shifted into issue advocacy, becoming first, the media and outreach director for Texans for Peace, then the crisis communications director for the Christian Peacemaker Teams. She co-founded the Texas Drought Project in 2008. 

We are looking forward to an informative lecture and discussion!

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