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.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Some Photos From The Climate Change Art Exhibit


Terry & Joe's from the Street



Frank Exum












1st place  "Pollution Baby" by John Ciaburri 

2nd place  "The Escape Party" by Shawn  Knuckles

3rd place  "Saving Color" by Kathryn Ruth

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE MEDITATION/PRAYER CIRCLE

The following event post is quoted from our member Serena Kristiana Teakell Rigby. Although Friends of Peace/Climate did not organize or sponsor this event, we support Serena in her efforts.  (As you know, we are completely focused on climate change at this time.).

From Serena:

International Day of Peace
~Meditation/Prayer Circle~
Thursday, Sept. 21st
Indian Springs Park, Waco
1pm-4pm

”Please join me by the suspension bridge downtown between the hours of 1pm and 4pm.  We will be meditating/praying/sending out vibrations of energy for peace.  I encourage people from all walks of life and faith to show up in support of global peace and unity.  Meditate and pray however you choose!  Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on, a yoga mat for meditation, a pillow, sage for cleansing, healing crystals, your bible, whatever you need.  Definitely bring your spirituality!  This day is all about unity, so invite your friends and family.  Hope to see you there!"

CLIMATE CHANGE ART SHOW RECEPTION SUCCESSFUL

The reception Saturday evening, September 16th, was a definite success.  The restaurant venue at times was literally packed with people, such that moving around was difficult.  Yet everyone seemed happy to be there, joining in on the spirit of the night.  The only major problem encountered was a bit of heat in the crowded room, stretching the air conditioning to the max.  However, faster fan speed seemed to cool everyone a little and the fun was not dampened.
  
Over 100 guests were estimated to have participated in the reception.  The event consisted of art viewing; voting for favorite pieces; announcing the 1st thru 3rd place and peoples' choice awards; placing of ribbons on the winners; enjoying relaxing acoustic guitar by Frank Exum; tasting the variety of desserts, chips and salsa; and partaking of wine and soft drinks.

A raffle was held for four climate science book door prizes.  Free reusable shopping bags were available, as well as a climate action handout and (perhaps most important!) the 100% renewable Waco petition.

A fine climate poem was recited by Bodhi Heilskapa.

The winning artists were:
1st place -- "Pollution Baby" by John Ciaburri  (image above).
2nd place -- "The Escape Party" by Shawn  Knuckles.
3rd place -- "Saving Color" by Kathryn Ruth.
Peoples' Choice -- "Cedars" by Bodhi Heilskapa.
      
We definitely anticipate the 2nd Annual Climate Change Art Exhibit.  An issue of this magnitude deserves its own art show.

Thursday, September 07, 2017

The Waco Friends of Peace/Climate First Annual Art Exhibit is up and running!

The location is Terry and Jo’s Food for Thought, at 1121 Speight Ave in Waco.  The exhibit will last through the end of September.  Art works on exhibit can be purchased.  The showcase evening will be Saturday, September 16, 6-8 PM.  There will be a scientific presentation, with wine and dessert, as well as classical guitar by Frank Exum.


At the exhibit one can sign the petition to the Waco City Council to pledge that the City will be powered by 100% clean renewable energy by 2050, joining over 40 US cities that have made this pledge or have reached this goal.



One can also vote for one’s favorite art work for the $400 Peoples Choice award, which is in addition to the prizes awarded by judging.

Reusable shopping bags are available for free at the exhibit.