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, August 30, 2018

Climate Change Art Show Is Up And Running!

















The second year of the Waco Friends of Peace/Climate FREE art show is dedicated to informing visitors about anthropogenic climate change & inspiring them to action.  The science is clear that climate change is an existential threat and mankind’s greatest challenge.

Show dates: August 29 - September 29

Hours:     Tue-Thur 2:00-10:00
                Fri-Sat 12:00-12:00
                Sun 2:00-8:00
                Mon closed.

Admission: FREE.

The reception will be on September 15, 6-8 pm, with art viewing/voting, live music by Katie Stewart, awards presentation, science, complimentary wine & snacks, and door prizes.

The show will exhibit about 65 pieces, including oils, acrylics, charcoal, photography, sculpture, digital, mixed media, & furniture. The works vary from dazzling to moving to captivating to horrifying.

The artists participating in this growing event include some of Waco’s top professionals, amateurs, students & pre-school children. Climate change affects everyone on the planet, and we are grateful for the participation of all our artists. 

Brief scientific explanations will accompany some pieces.

Climate change documentaries with subtitles will be continuously screened.

Complimentary climate change action handouts will be provided.

The beautiful venue offers wine, sangria, soft drinks & trays of cheese/meat/crackers.  Food may be ordered from 3 nearby restaurants, with free delivery. The charming patio offers views of downtown and live music.

Art will be judged with the criteria of relevance to the theme & aesthetic excellence.
   1st place: $1000
   2nd place: $600
   3rd place: $400
   The People’s Choice Award: $400.  All visitors to the exhibit are encouraged to vote for their  favorite. Eligible art is numbered.

Inquiries: anorthc@aol.com
website: www.friendsofpeace.org
Facebook: Waco Friends of Peace-Climate


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

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

WACO SUSTAINABLE RESOURCE PRACTICES ADVISORY BOARD PRESENTATION


The presentation on August 14th to the Advisory Board by Alan Northcutt was well received.  The Board members were very attentive during the talk, and there was applause at the conclusion.  The presentation consisted of an explanation of Go Renewable Waco, a list of our supporters, descriptions of the serious impacts of climate change globally and in Waco, suggested steps for the City of Waco, and an explanation of how the program would positively impact the community.


After the talk, several Board members and the City Manager suggested the Board explore electric buses and charging stations for the October meeting.  This is significant, as it is the first statement by a City governmental group that it WOULD take action.  We have plans to follow up at the Sustainability Board's October meeting, and other steps are brewing. 

Many thanks to those who attended the presentation.  Stay tuned for our next group action, and remember how vital this work is.  This 2018 summer of weather extremes again illustrates the power and danger of anthropogenic climate change.  As the climate impacts grow larger, the Trump administration and Republicans take steps to make the situation worse.  So it’s up to Waco and cities across the country to go 100% renewable and slash their GHG emissions.





















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

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Climate Change Art Show Update


CLIMATE CHANGE ART EXHIBIT DETAILS

Participate:  to enter please fill out the entry form by sending an email to anorthc@aol.com 

We have lengthened the entry period:  artists may also bring their works to the Waco Winery August 26, 2-8pm. 
 
Advertise:  please spread the word to all your friends who are artists.  Remember that our 1st place winner receives a prize of $1000.  Post the flyer and spread the word on social media.

Deadline:  bring art to the Waco Winery, Sunday August 26, 2-8pm.

Volunteers:  the following are those members committed to various functions:

  • Art Hanging, August 27:  Serena Teakell, Travis Hipp, Maria Wright, Linda Ray, Alan Northcutt
  • Judging, September 14:  Harrison Ward, Richard Childers, Tina Houseman, Alan Northcutt
  • Art Pickup, September 30:  Sheryl and Bruce Huff, Laura Abbruzzese.

NEW FLYER:  Two changes have been made to the Art Exhibit flyer:
  • Katie Stewart has graciously agreed to provide music for the Art Show reception on Sept. 15.
  • "Door Prizes" has been added to clarify the "freebies" on the original flyer.