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.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

February 20th City Council Meeting Updste

We have selected Bangkok Royale for our complimentary dinner after the City Council session.  The restaurant is within walking distance across the street, offers good Thai fare, and also has vegan options.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

TRUMP ‘S OFFSHORE DRILLING PLAN: Protest & Public Hearing

Waco Friends of Peace/Climate joined Sierra Club, Environment Texas, & others in this action, which took place at the Embassy Suites by Hilton on Clayton Lane in Austin on Tuesday, February 6th.   About 20-25 activists rallied outside the hotel with short statements of the issues by leaders.   We then marched into the meeting room, signed a log, and left our written statements.  They would not allow signs inside the meeting room.

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is about leases for exploration & new reserves. Basically, the BOEM officials seemed to have little knowledge of climate science and greenhouse gas emissions.  Nobody used the words ‘climate change.’  We explained that with our C02 budget of 565 gigatons, we can only safely burn 20% of known reserves and none of newly discovered deposits.
 

This face-to-face discussion with BOEM staff members at the public meeting was powerful. They learned about the C02 budget & why we can not burn any new oil that is discovered—thus more exploration is senseless. This data seemed to be new to them!  That fact is frightening. We know our oral comments were heard; we have no certainty the written comments were read. 
Many thanks to our members Ana & Serena, who braved intense cold and rainy skies to speak truth to power.


































To subscribe to FOP/Climate email list: anorthc@aol.com   

Friday, February 02, 2018

WACO FRIENDS OF PEACE/CLIMATE CALENDAR


February 20: "Go Renewable Waco" presentation at Waco City Council, 5:45pm.
March 29:  David Rovics "Concert for the Climate," Jubilee Theater, 6-9pm.
April 17:  Solar Energy Presentation by Freedom Solar of Austin.  Poppa Rollos Pizza, 6pm.
April 21: 4th Annual Free Renewable Shopping Bag Distribution, Downtown Farmers Market, 9am-1pm.
May 15: Regular Business Meeting with Climate Documentary or Lecture, 6pm.

"GO RENEWABLE WACO" PRESENTATION AT WACO CITY COUNCIL

We now have over 1000 signatures on our petition requesting that the City Council of Waco pledge to go 100% renewable by 2050.  The next step is our 10 minute Powerpoint presentation to the City Council on Feb. 20, where we will make our case for the importance of Waco taking the pledge.  At that time we need a huge crowd of supporters to help emphasize to the City the strength of the renewable energy movement.  Thus we fervently request that everyone plan now to attend Feb. 20 if possible.

The petition and organization endorsements are important, but vital is a meeting room filled with live supporters.  So please plan to attend, and invite everyone you know who supports the rapid growth of renewable energy.   Remember: the science is clear that we must convert our energy system completely to green energy by 2050 to avoid the most catastrophic impacts of climate change.

Below are the details for the FOP/C action on February 20th:

  • Waco Convention Center Bosque Theater, 100 Washington Avenue, Waco
  • Arrive by 5:45pm (session begins at 6:00pm).
  • If transportation needed, contact Travis Hipp :  hipptravis@gmail.com
  • Not necessary to fill out card at entrance.
  • Simply enter theater and sit together.
  • Wear some shade of green top, shirt, blouse, etc.
  • Our single presenter should begin within 20 minutes of session beginning and will last for 10 minutes.  We may leave after the presentation is completed.
  • Our organization will provide dinner to all attendees after the session (details to follow).
  • Please forward any remaining petition signatures to: anorthc@aol.com.
  • MOST IMPORTANT: to FILL the theater with a sea of green.  Please bring everyone from McLennan County you can find-- family members, kids, friends, colleagues, co-workers, etc. We would greatly appreciate all our BAYLOR friends support on this day.
  • Questions: anorthc@aol.com