The Friends of Peace 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.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Earth Day Action


The Waco Friends of Peace/Climate, in observation of Earth Day, will distribute free reusable grocery bags from 9 am to 1 pm, Saturday, April 23, at the Downtown Farmers' Market.  The reusable bags protect the environment, since single-use plastic grocery bags produce local litter, contaminate the oceans, cause injury to animals, contribute to climate change, are seldom recycled,  and take 1000s of year to degrade.


   























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

Friday, April 08, 2016

Lecture by Jere Locke of the Texas Drought Project


Thursday, April 14, 2016
Poppa Rollos Pizza, Waco
6:00pm: Business and vegetarian pizza/salad buffet
6:30pm: Lecture followed by discussion

 
















The April FOP meeting will feature a presentation by Jere Locke of the Texas Drought Project, entitled "WHY STOPPING THE PROPOSED GAS PLANT IS IMPORTANT.”  Mr. Locke's presentation will support our campaign to prevent construction of a new natural gas plant at Tradinghouse Lake near Waco.  He will provide background on the dangers of fracking, including GHG emissions, water use and destruction, and health hazards to those in the shale area.  He will also discuss renewable alternatives, and their emissions, water use, and health impacts.  Important data on the current costs of renewables vs. fossil fuels will be presented and will be useful to our project on Tradinghouse.
 

Mr. Locke has worked with the Drought Project for the last two years and also worked with the Austin Solar Sí-Gas No Coalition, which waged a successful campaign to utilize more renewables and stop a proposed Austin gas plant.  Thus the situation in Austin is similar to what we face in Waco.  Please attend for the education and help us honor Mr. Locke with a sizable audience.  FREE lecture and pizza/salad buffet.

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

SUCCESSFUL PROTEST OF REP. FLORES CLIMATE POLICY




















The April 2nd Town Hall of Mr. Flores in Waco was a unique opportunity to clearly inform the Congressman that his climate change positions do NOT represent his constituents.  Near the event entrance, several members held a huge banner stating "DEFEAT CLIMATE DENIER FLORES."  His public statements on climate change indicate that he does not accept the reality and existential threat of climate change.  His environmental voting score with the League of Conservation Voters is 4%. 


All attendees had to pass near our banner to enter the venue and we were informed that Mr. Flores did see our message!  Clearly, we were able to SPEAK TRUTH TO POWER.  Also, the Waco Trib published a photo of our action, and a response from the Congressman claiming he is NOT a climate science denier. 


Anytime our message strongly reaches our "Representative," and the local newspaper carries any discussion of this most vital issue--we have been successful. Thanks to the dedicated activists who helped in this protest.

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

Friday, April 01, 2016

PROTEST CLIMATE SCIENCE DENIER REP. BILL FLORES






















WHEN:  Monday, April 4, 5:30-7:00pm.

WHERE:  At University High School on New Road.  We will meet near the side entrance on Old Robinson Road, assembling on the sidewalk next to the road, near the entrance, which leads directly to the Auditorium. The Auditorium is site of the Town Halll ( 6-7pm).

DETAILS:  On the sidewalk, this is a totally legal action. There should be many people entering to attend the Town Hall. We will provide a huge banner with a message like "DEFEAT DENIER FLORES." However, everyone is encouraged to express their feelings and make their own signs.


WHY:  Of our projects, interfacing the legislative contingent is vital. Bold governmental action will be required to preserve a livable biosphere. Unfortunately, climate deniers like Rep. Flores are obstructing needed action, such as a carbon fee and dividend.  Thus this Town Hall is an excellent opportunity to call our Mr. Flores on his totally unacceptable positions on anthropogenic climate disruption.  And hopefully he will be defeated in November.


QUESTIONS:  Email anorthc@aol.com.