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 — 2404219894

JANUARY READING for Climate Change Book Forum

Climate Change Book Forum
Conversation on Climate and Agriculture
Sun Jan 7 – 1:30 pm – Fayetteville Library Board Room

Hi All,
For January 7th we are reading The ELEPHANT IN THE CORNFIELD by Chris Clayton. The Elephant in the Cornfield

Apparently it is only available on Kindle, and is only $5.99, but also samples of the book can be downloaded for free on your Kindle or iPad.

Kent Bonar’s book signing of “An Arkansas Florilegium”

An Arkansas FlorilegiumKent Bonar’s book signing of
“An Arkansas Florilegium”
Dec. 14 – 7:00-9:00 pm – Botanical Gardens, Hiway 265
Illustrator Bonar himself will be at the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks in Fayetteville (Hiway 265) on Dec. 14 (Thursday) from 7-9pm to sign his book. He’s one-of-a-kind, perhaps as close to Thoreau as any of us will ever come, and a walking miracle (literally). I knew him back in the days we lived in Nail in Newton County 32 yrs ago.
Kent walks all over the Ozark mountains, has no car, lives with about 20 dogs in a very small house, has one eye, and has produced a masterpiece of invaluable information that we and generations to come will treasure. If you have a botanist bone in your body, come check out his book (and maybe buy it too!).
Please share this information with all your friends that may have an interest.
Thanks! Fran Alexander
“An Arkansas Florilegium: The Atlas of Botanist Edwin Smith Illustrated by Naturalist Kent Bonar”

Rally for Clean Water!

Mighty Earth
Monday Nov 30 – 10:00 am Tyson’s Headquarters Springdale

Rally for Clean Water!
Come show your support for how much good food can do!

Interested in coming? Let us know! RSVP to our Facebook event to stay up to date on additional parking information, speaker announcements, and more!

After almost 3 months of grassroots organizing in Northwest Arkansas and in six other cities around the country, we are making real progress on our campaign!

Across the country we have collected tens of thousands of petitions, made hundreds of calls to Tyson’s headquarters, and have gotten over 250 local organizations and businesses to sign on to our coalition.

And now it’s time to show up to let Tyson know that members of this community want them to clean up their act and protect our waterways! We’ll have speakers from around the country talk about the importance of addressing water pollution from the meat industry and end the event by marching to Tyson’s Headquarters to deliver the tens of thousands of petitions we have collected!

We’ll see you there!
Upcoming volunteer opportunities
Phonebanking sessions: 6:30pm at the bar at Whole Foods (3425 N College Ave, Fayetteville)
Thursday, 11/16
Sunday, 11/19
Tuesday, 11/21
Sunday – Wednesday, 11/26 – 11/29

Solar Project Install Day! Wooo Hooo!

It Happened! Sat Nov 4 — OMNI Center

It was a beautiful site, watching a smooth team work together to put this roof together. All the panels are in place. Next weekend the job will be to wire them all up to the inverter, and soon the system will be ready to plug into the electric grid.

Thank you’s to Flint Richter (Richter Solar), Terry Tremwel (Tremwel Energy), Donovan Nederland (electrician), and the volunteer team Richard Tiffany, Eric Fusilier, Michael Sidney, Arturo Rodriguez, and Lay Vongnerath. Hope I didn’t forget anybody. Orlo Stitt of Stitt Energy spent the afternoon with us, talking to interested folks.

ps: If you made a cash donation, and didn’t leave us your name, we still want to know who you are, please call us! 479-283-2167. A memory plaque is planned for the 30 or so people who donated to make this project possible. If your name is supposed to be there please check in with us to be sure you’ll receive the recognition you deserve.

Solar Project Install Day!

Wooo Hooo!

Sat Nov 4 – 2:00-5:00 pm — OMNI Center

Music, potluck snacks, big information on solar and renewables, potential political engagement for you. Come learn more about about how you can be a part of the Solar Revolution.

This will be a fun, educational, and working open house to give the installers our mojo and let YOU ask all the questions you want about your own relationship to solar. There is on-the-ground assistance we can give the installers, screwing and clipping parts of the array together and assisting in other ways. Get the feel for what solar installation is.

Food, music, fun and information galor! It’ll be worth your time.

Solar Success!

Thank you Fayetteville! We are creating a city that is the model for community everywhere. Energy independence is an important part of the model. Install day Saturday Nov 4 (weather permitting) 2:00-5:00 pm. Put in on your calendar.

We want to include YOU on the commemorative panels that will adorn OMNI’s walls for all eternity. Anybody who donates to the project will be listed, with special gifts acknowledged on the Memory Tree in the main room. If you’d like to be among the final donors, please make your donation now. You can drop donations off at OMNI (like most of y’all did), or make donations at the project donation page here:
Help Fund the Solar Panels

ps: If you made a cash donation at the Aug 26 kickoff event, and didn’t leave us your name, please call us! 479-283-2167