Daily Archives: January 20, 2018

Climate Change Book Forum

Sun Feb 4 – 1:30 pm – Fay Public Library

Hi, Everyone Interested in Climate Change and our Forum at F’ville Library,

The book title for February is Community Resilience Reader, edited by Daniel Lerch and inspired by Richard Heinberg, presenter Lolly Tindol.

A couple of interesting highlights
From the Community Resilience Reader:

The sustainability challenges of yesterday have become today’s resilience crises. National and global efforts have failed to stop climate change, transition from fossil fuels, and reduce inequality. We must now confront these and other increasingly complex problems by building resilience at the community level. But what does that mean in practice, and how can it be done in a way that’s effective and equitable?

The Community Resilience Reader offers a new vision for creating resilience, through essays by leaders in such varied fields as science, policy, community building, and urban design. The Community Resilience Reader combines a fresh look at the challenges humanity faces in the 21st century, the essential tools of resilience science, and the wisdom of activists, scholars, and analysts working with community issues on the ground. It shows that resilience is a process, not a goal; how resilience requires learning to adapt but also preparing to transform; and that resilience starts and ends with the people living in a community. Despite the formidable challenges we face, The Community Resilience Reader shows that building strength and resilience at the community level is not only crucial, but possible.

From Post Carbon Institute, the producers of the award-winning The Post Carbon Reader, The Community Resilience Reader is a valuable resource for students, community leaders, and concerned citizens.

Thanks, Lolly for the Book Forum

Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power!

Celebrate the US debut of
Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power!
February 3 – livestream all day!
Checkback HERE for the livestream event
Soul of a Nation shines a light on the vital contribution of Black artists to an important period in American history and art. Featuring the work of 60 artists, this landmark exhibition is a rare opportunity to see era-defining artworks that changed the face of art in America.

On February 3, we will welcome exhibition artists and curators to the museum for Soul of a Nation: Artists in Conversation, a day-long symposium featuring insightful conversations about art, politics, music, and community in the age of Black Power.

Tickets are sold out; but don’t worry, we will live stream the program for free. There are three ways to watch live:

Watch on your own. Check the website the day of.
Watch the live stream here at the museum. Reserve a free ticket.
Become a live stream host. Register yourself or your organization as a host site and invite friends and family to watch with you. Registration required.*

Plastic Pollution – There Are Solutions

January 25, Program 6:00-7:00
Exhibit opens 5:30 – Fayetteville Public Library Walker Room

Speakers: Blue Brasher-Rues — 15 year old activist and environmentalist
Ann Hickman – spent 2 months helping birth sea turtles in Maui.
Taylor Bridges – TedX Fayetteville speaker will share policy solutions

Plastic pollution doesn’t start or end in the ocean. Our highways and woods are littered with plastic bags, bottles, etc. Join us to hear 3 young women talk about plastic pollution, offering personal and policy solutions to this growing problem.

Clean It Up, Tyson – 2018 kickoff

Clean It Up, Tyson – 2018 kickoff

Concerned about water pollution and climate change? Come to Mighty Earth’s
“Clean It Up, Tyson”
2018 kickoff.

Wednesday, January 24, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Farrell’s Lounge, 311 W. Dickson St., Fayetteville

Complimentary tickets here

The meat industry is the leading source of water pollution and poses an enormous threat to our climate. As the largest meat company, Tyson has played a central role in bringing about many of our most dire environmental problems. We’re working to change this.
The meat industry’s biggest impact comes from the corn and soy fed to the farm animals. The feed grown at an industrial scale to feed livestock pollutes waterways with excess fertilizer, depletes the soil, and contributes to the destruction of prairie landscapes. It also causes the release of nitrous oxide, a greenhouse gas 300 times stronger than carbon. The practices used to grow these grains threaten to radically destabilize our climate.

We don’t need to choose between good food and a clean environment. If we get large companies like Tyson Foods to change their practices, the entire meat and feed industry will change for the better.

Join other concerned residents and local organizations for the 2018 kickoff on Weds, 1/24 to learn more about the campaign, help us strategize, and take action!

RSVP here to let us know you can make it, and bring a friend:

To learn more about how you can get involved before the meeting, please contact:
Michael Greenberg, NWA field organizer for Mighty Earth
michael@greencorps.org — 2404219894