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.

To subscribe to our email list and learn about our meetings, campaigns and actions, please email anorthc@aol.com

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

Monday, May 28, 2018


The annual protest at the Exxon-Mobil Shareholder's Meeting will happen this Wed., May 30, 7:30am until 10:30am in Dallas.  We have joined 10-15 other environmental and climate organizations in endorsing this action.  As of this email, we have 2 members attending.  We have space for 2 more and we would love to have a larger contingent.  We leave a 5am Wed. morning in a hybrid or all electric car.  If you can join us please email me immediately.  Also:  it will be great fun!   email: anorthc@aol.com 

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Art Show Instructions & Entry Form

NOTE TO ARTISTS:  Below are the rules for the 2nd Annual Climate Change Art Exhibit, to be held in September 2018.  To enter the exhibit, please copy and paste this page, fill in the required information, and email to anorthc@aol.com.  Or, email anorthc@aol.com and the same form will be emailed to you for your completion and return. 

2nd Annual Climate Change Art Exhibit
hosted by the Waco Friends of Peace/Climate
 at the Waco Winery, 708 Austin Ave., Waco, Tx 
September 2018 

The Waco Friends of Peace/Climate is a local non-profit organization dedicated to direct action and education to combat anthropogenic climate change.  The goal of the art show is to raise awareness of climate change, emphasize that climate change is a global emergency, portray the ongoing effects, and suggest hopeful solutions.  We believe that art, through its emotional/spiritual/mystical impact, enhances the scientific understanding of the subject.  All submitted art should address some aspect of climate change.  To encourage all artists to consider submitting their work, this 2nd annual show will take place in a larger, beautiful venue, requires no entry fee, and offers cash prizes.  

      Submission of Art:  May 18 through August 15.
    ●  Delivery of Art to Venue: Saturday, August 25 and Sunday, 
         August 26, 2 pm until 8 pm
    ●  Arrangement of Art (by our staff):  Monday August 27, 
        beginning 1 pm. 
    ●  Exhibit Opens:  Wednesday, August 29, 2-10 pm. 
    ●  Reception with Awards:  Saturday, September 15, 6-8 pm. 
    ●  Exhibit Closes:  Saturday, September 29, 12 midnight
    ●  Pick-up of Art:  Sunday, September 30, 2-8 pm.  

The art will be judged as one group (all media), and given 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place, with a People's Choice award.  Judging will be performed by members of Waco Friends of Peace/Climate, and results are final.  The following prizes will be awarded at the Reception: 1st - $1000, 2nd - $600, 3rd - $400, People's Choice - $400. Art will be judged on relevance to the topic of climate change and on artistic merit.  

      Age:  entries are accepted from children in 8th grade and above, and adults of any age.  
      Geography:  entries are limited to those with residence within the state of Texas.
      Size: most sizes of hanging art (of any medium) are acceptable, except for murals.  Space is available for a few small to large sculptures.
      Capacity:  the venue size will allow approximately 65 pieces of hanging art, and multiple sculptures.  
      Number of entries:  three (3) entries are allowed per artist.  
      Hanging requirements:  all entries should be ready to hang, with a metal wire across the back of the piece.  If received without this wire, the artist will be required to come to the venue to attach the wire. 
      All pieces should be delivered with a small piece of white paper for display containing stated information (specified later).  An artist statement is also allowed.  
      Insurance:  since the venue is a public place, the Waco Friends of Peace/Climate can not guarantee there will be no damage to the artwork.  The venue does not provide insurance for the art.   Artists should consider purchasing their own insurance policy.  
      Shipping:  if the artist needs to ship her/his piece to the venue, the cost will be paid by the artist.
      Sales:  Sales are between the artist and the buyer.  No commission is received by the host of the show or the venue.  It is requested that all art which is sold during the exhibit remain in place until the end of the show, September 29.
      Public Relations:  the host of the show reserves the right to use images of any submitted art for PR purposes.
     Waco Friends of Peace/Climate is assisted by local artist Monica Shannon of the Texas Fine Artists.  We are deeply grateful for her expert consultation.     

The Waco Friends of Peace/Climate encourages all artists to consider entering this exhibit.  We expect the success of last year's show to greatly increase in 2018.  Please submit your art early in case the available venue space should become full. For any questions or concerns, please email the Director of our organization, Alan Northcutt, MD at anorthc@aol.com  


*NOTE:  please touch the "reply" tab of this email.   You will then be able to fill in the required information below.  Also, please attach a high quality photograph of the art to this email.  The email entry should be sent to anorthc@aol.com . Please complete a separate form for each piece that is submitted.  Art may be submitted in any media which may be hung on the venue walls.  Various sizes are accepted, except for murals.  Space is available for a few small to large sculptures.  Three (3) pieces may be submitted per artist.  There is NO entry fee.  The venue has the capacity for approximately 65 pieces of hanging art.  Deadline for submission of this form is August 15.  Artists will be notified of those pieces which are accepted shortly after August 15.  

      Title of art:  
      Dimensions of art:  
      Name of artist:
      Date of entry:
      Email address:
      Phone number:
      Physical address:

By submitting this entry form and by my name below, I release the Waco Friends of Peace/Climate and the Waco Winery and their representatives of all liability and responsibility for any injury, damage, or loss sustained by exhibitors, guests, or works of art before, during or after the 2nd Annual Climate Change Art Exhibit as a result of the display of my artwork or materials.  I agree to deliver and pick up my artwork during the dates and times specified above.  I, an artist, certify that the work I submitted is original and produced solely by myself.

Name (typed):


Thursday, May 17, 2018

Fire Pruitt Petition Delivered to Representative Flores

On May 16, #FIREPRUITT Day of Action, FOP/C director Alan Northcutt presented to Rep. Flores’ staff a copy of the petition calling for Congress to FIRE/IMPEACH EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, with 6076 signatures from Texas.    Pruitt has been devastating to the climate/environment and has been continuously corrupt.  His mission has been to enrich the fossil fuel companies, himself, and his friends.

In keeping with his practice of hiding from constituents, Flores’ office entrance is locked, with a keypad.

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

Monday, May 07, 2018

Progressive Film Series: May 15, 2018

The Marshall Islands: On the Front Line of Climate Change  


Tuesday, May 15th
Poppa Rollo's Pizza
703 N. Valley Mills Dr.
6 PM Business & Free Buffet
6:30 Film & Discussion
Run Time 60 Minutes
Suitable For All Ages

The Marshall Islands: On the Front Line of Climate Change," is a fascinating documentary that describes the challenges of this island nation.  First, the Bikini Atoll was the site of nuclear bomb testing after WWII, which left horrible complications. Second, the Marshalls are some of the many Pacific Islands facing loss of their territory due to sea level rise.  This is an informative and moving film which should provoke lively discussion.

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