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.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Progressive Film Series: February 21st, 2017

The Future of Energy

Tuesday, February 21st
Poppa Rollo's Pizza
703 N. Valley Mills Dr.
Waco
6 PM Business & Buffet
6:30 Film & Discussion
Runtime:  64 Minutes


Waco Friends of Peace/Climate presents the acclaimed documentary film, The Future of Energy.  This film journeys across America to shine a light on the communities and individuals who are at the forefront of the clean energy revolution, taking practical steps to transition from fossil fuels to renewable power.

Solar, wind and water could power the planet by the year 2050, according to experts in the film, substantially reducing carbon emissions. What's needed is the social and political willpower to make the change on a large scale.

The Future of Energy illustrates that renewable power on a large scale is not just a dream, but rather a viable option already being implemented by many communities, cities and businesses. The examples and solutions highlighted are designed to inspire others to consider adopting clean, renewable power as a smart choice with substantial economic, public health and environmental benefits.


The Future of Energy is really about the clean energy revolution happening right now… By the final credits, you’ll know both how and why renewable energy is the cleanest, quickest, cheapest, and safest way to supply all of our energy needs.”
   --Michael Brune, Executive Director, Sierra Club

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Friday, February 10, 2017

"STOP DAPL: Wells Fargo Defund Now" Saturday Protest

The following is a February 10th press release:

Waco, Tx.--The Waco Friends of Peace/Climate will sponsor a protest entitled "STOP DAPL: Wells Fargo Defund Now.", Saturday, February 11, at Wells Fargo Bank, 1105 Wooded Acres, Waco, Tx 76710.  The protest will occur from 11am until 1pm in  front of the bank.

This week President Trump ordered the Army Corps of Engineers to halt their ongoing Environmental Impact Statement and authorize the easement to allow Energy Transfer Partners to complete construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota.  The Waco Friends of Peace/Climate and environmental organizations around the country, including the Sierra Club, Greenpeace, and Friends of the Earth, are outraged by these actions and strongly oppose renewed construction of this pipeline for these reasons:
  • United States promises to the Standing Rock Sioux to complete the Environment Impact    Statement have been broken.
  • Appropriate and necessary evaluation of the environmental impact of the project has not been completed.
  • Sacred burial sites of the Sioux will be further disrespected.By drilling under water, the pipeline risks damage to the critical water supply of the Sioux and of millions of citizens downstream.
  • Pipeline spills will definitely occur.  In the past month, 2 spills happened, not far from the site of DAPL.
  • Pipeline spill records: over the past 20 years, over 9000 significant pipeline accidents occurred, with 548 deaths, $85 billion damages. In 2016 alone, 220 significant spills were recorded.
  • Climate science is clear that we must make the complete transition to renewable energy, ideally by 2030,  Thus the science dictates we build NO new fossil fuel infrastructure now, and that our investment must be in building up renewable energy sources and the smart grid.  Commitment to a pipeline like DAPL for 30 years is totally contraindicated and dangerous to the survival of human civilization. 
Therefore, we call on Wells Fargo, a major bank financing the DAPL project, to immediately cease providing funds utilized for the construction of this pipeline.  As a good corporate citizen, Wells Fargo should no longer provide funds for a project which is damaging to the Standing Rock Sioux and all citizens of the United States. 
 
Contact:  Alan D. Northcutt, MD
               anorthc@aol.com
               254-744-1682