“Now- More Than Ever, We Need To Network!”
Lin Wellford with the Ozark Resource Watchdogs
What’s Next for Our Buffalo River?
Saturday April 7 – Mount Sequoyah – 6:00-8:00 pm
The past year seems like one continuous wake-up call, with threats to our planet, our health, our institutions, our resources, our very quality of life. Well-funded special interest groups flex their influence and power everywhere we look. Never before have grassroots groups been so vital.
On April 7th, Terry Spence with Socially Responsible Agriculture Project will be in Fayetteville to speak, along with other presenters, at an evening program at Mount Sequoyah called “What’s Next for our Buffalo River” from 6-8 pm.
Pre-Meeting for Interested People
Terry would also like the opportunity to speak with the Ozark Resources Watchdog group about opportunities and strategies for working together to amplify our impact. There are now a growing number of such coalitions in other states and they are seeing some success. We would love to have all Watchdog members, interested people, and representatives from other groups who share a focus on the environment, social justice, health and safety issue and animal welfare, join us at the Omni Center for Peace, Justice and Ecology at 11:30 on April 7th for a luncheon meeting. Chili and fixings will be provided in both regular and vegetarian versions, and every organization represented will have a chance to briefly update us on their efforts and challenges.
Your RSVP (to email@example.com) will help insure we have enough food, so please respond to this invitation. We expect to be finished by around 2:30 and hope that many of you will also be able to attend the program at Mount Sequoyah later that evening. We understand that the “#MeToo March” has also been rescheduled for the afternoon of April 7th and that some may want to leave early to participate in that. If you can’t stay, but have upcoming events or a request for social media support, please bring handouts to share.
Save the Buffalo Again!
URGENT ACTION ALERT! YOUR HELP IS NEEDED NOW
Special interests are threatening to undermine ADEQ’s ability to protect clean water during the upcoming legislative special session. Call the Governor and your State Legislators today—let them know that you strongly favor protecting the Buffalo River and you want them to stand up against all efforts that would harm her.
More information here:
We Float We Vote
Weds March 21
Cork & Ket, 509 W. Spring St., Fay
Meet the candidates, hear their thoughts about the environment and discuss their views about protecting the Buffalo River
Music by Still on the Hill
Drawdown Conference Earth Care Gathering
Saturday, March 24, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Second Presbyterian Church
600 Pleasant Valley Drive, Little Rock
Register Online Here: www.arkansasipl.com
Or send a check to Ark. IPL at PO Box 2441, Little Rock, AR 72203
Scholarships for College Students. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Lunch, Gifts, Door Prizes
KEYNOTE SPEKEAR: Katharine Wilkinson, D.Phil., is Senior Writer at Project Drawdown, working to bring Drawdown to life and to the world and translating research into message. She brings with her an interdisciplinary background that cuts across sustainability, strategy, and thought leadership. Previously, Katharine was Director of Strategy at the purpose consultancy BrightHouse.
Change For The Better!
Mighty Earth Calls on Tyson’s!
Thursday Feb 8 – 10:30 am
Was 11:00 – but we want Shareholders to SEE US so we’re showin’ up early!
318 Emma Street in Springdale
Mighty Earth Thurs Feb 8 – 10:30 am
UPDATE: START TIME IS NOW 10:30 (not 11)
Join Mighty Earth on Thurs February 8 to call on Tyson Foods to cut out their most destructive practices. Tyson’s actions are imperiling our environment and our way of life. We don’t need to choose between nourishing ourselves and sustaining our environment. And we want to see Tyson take a leadership role in cleaning up their supply chain and changing our ag system for the better.
There is no better time than the shareholder meeting to appeal to Tyson to change course. This meeting will impact the path that Tyson charts for itself for the entire year. It is crucial that concerned citizens from around the region show up in force.
This event will feature speakers from around the country, who are traveling in to say “no more!” to Tyson’s pollution. Sign up HERE.
WHEN: Feb 8, 10:30 AM
This event https://www.eventbrite.com/e/protest-at-tyson-shareholder-meeting-tickets-42505080841 will feature speakers from around the country, who are traveling in to say “no more!” to Tyson’s pollution. Sign up HERE.
Join Mighty Earth as we plan next steps in the “Clean it up, Tyson” campaign. We are gearing up for some big action, and are excited to meet concerned citizens and activists from across NWA who want to get involved. Contact campaign organizer Michael Greenberg at email@example.com to get involved.
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