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New Night!  Monday, July 21, 6:30  - 8:30 pm

Columbus' own Third Hand Bicycle Co-op!
979 E. 5th Ave, Columbus, OH 43201

This is the place to go to find the facilities and tools to support both veterans and newbies who are making cycling a key part of getting around Cbus for work and play. They also offer classes and workshops to provide needed skills and knowledge as part of their goal to promote cycling as safe and environmentally responsible transportation. Our visit on Monday is Volunteer Night and we'll get a tour of the facility, learn about co-op membership, discuss the upcoming international gathering of bike co-ops in Columbus (Bike! Bike!), plus hear about their plans to install solar panels!

Money & Life

Tuesday, July 22 - 7:30pm
Drexel Theatre, 2254 E. Main St. Columbus 43209

MONEY & LIFE asks a provocative question: can we see today’s economic and political crises not as disasters, but as a tremendous opportunity? An optimistic film steeped in appreciation for human ingenuity, MONEY & LIFE does not dictate answers. The essay-style documentary interviews major thought leaders and invites  us to meet the challenge of our time: to participate in the great transition to a sustainable, equitable and restorative economy that meets the needs and realities of the 21st century.

A panel discussion follows the 58-minute version of the film, moderated by Chuck Lynd, Director of Simply Living and Chair of the SOLE Coalition. Panel members Michael Greenman, Mac Crawford, and Randall Loop will address local initiatives that support the transition to an emerging new economy.  

The Free Press Free Film Night at the Drexel is sponsored by Simply Living, the Support Our Local Economy (SOLE) Coalition, the Columbus Free Press, and the Columbus Film Council.  A generous grant from the Puffin Foundation West supports their Documentary Films and Local Solutions series.

Creating Sustainable Communities: An Earth Spirit Rising Workshop Near Cincinnati

New Business Member

Simply Living Social to Honor “1% for the Planet” Donation from Backroom Coffee Roasters!
Many thanks to Chris Bishop, owner of Backroom Coffee Roasters (behind the Trek Bicycle Store on Lane Ave) for a very generous donation that will help support Simply Living’s programs, including the new “Sustainable U” project to promote educational opportunities related to sustainability. See the article written by Smart Business about Back Room Coffee Roasters and Simply Living.
 
Backroom Coffee Roasters products are found at retailers all over the Columbus area.

Applications that detail the benefits offered to business members are available now. Contact (614) 447-0296 or chuck.lynd@gmail.com. For more information about business memberships, click here.

                    

            

 

We are proud to be the recipient of a 2014 grant from Puffin Foundation West. The award will help us expand our documentary film series and focus on solutions that address environmental and social justice issues. Java Kitrick, Puffin Foundation West Director, applauds Simply Living "for reaching out and partnering with other local groups which will strengthen the resolve and lift the voices of all advocates working on these most pressing issues of our times."

 How do we know what we don’t know? For starters, we turn to extraordinary journalists—journalists who sometimes risk their lives—to tell us the truth behind the headlines. Jeremy Scahill is such a journalist. And come July 10th you have two opportunities to hear him speak in Columbus about Dirty Wars, his new book, and to watch the award-winning documentary by the same name. Truth-telling in today’s world of unprecedented government secrecy and surveillance is a dangerous thing!Scahill will speak at the Wednesday Luncheon Forum at the Columbus Metropolitan Club (http://www.columbusmetroclub.org/) at 11:30 a.m., July 10th, and present at the Wexner Center for the Art s (http://wexarts.org/film-video) Columbus Premier screening of the film Dirty Wars at 7 p.m. Directed, shot and edited by fellow war journalist and filmmaker Richard Rowley, the film follows Scahill as he reports on the U.S.’s covert war on terror. Rowley will also be present for discussion afterwards.Scahill is National Security Correspondent for The Nation magazine and author of The New York Times bestseller Blackwater: The Rise of the World’s Most Powerful Mercenary Army (Nation Books, 2007). He is the writer, with David Riker, and a producer of the documentary feature film, Dirty Wars, which won the Cinematography Award for U.S. Documentary at the Sundance Film Festival this year.Extraordinary opportunities to hear an extraordinary journalist don’t just happen. Thank you, Java Kitrick of the Puffin West Foundation, and staff at the Columbus Metropolitan Club and Wexner Center for the Arts for their support in making Scahill’s visit possible. For more details visit http://puffinwest.org/2012-grants/entry/jeremy-scahill-to-introduce-dirty-wars-to-columbus. See you there!Marilyn Welker How do we know what we don’t know? For starters, we turn to extraordinary journalists—journalists who sometimes risk their lives—to tell us the truth behind the headlines. Jeremy Scahill is such a journalist. And come July 10th you have two opportunities to hear him speak in Columbus about Dirty Wars, his new book, and to watch the award-winning documentary by the same name. Truth-telling in today’s world of unprecedented government secrecy and surveillance is a dangerous thing!Scahill will speak at the Wednesday Luncheon Forum at the Columbus Metropolitan Club (http://www.columbusmetroclub.org/) at 11:30 a.m., July 10th, and present at the Wexner Center for the Art s (http://wexarts.org/film-video) Columbus Premier screening of the film Dirty Wars at 7 p.m. Directed, shot and edited by fellow war journalist and filmmaker Richard Rowley, the film follows Scahill as he reports on the U.S.’s covert war on terror. Rowley will also be present for discussion afterwards.Scahill is National Security Correspondent for The Nation magazine and author of The New York Times bestseller Blackwater: The Rise of the World’s Most Powerful Mercenary Army (Nation Books, 2007). He is the writer, with David Riker, and a producer of the documentary feature film, Dirty Wars, which won the Cinematography Award for U.S. Documentary at the Sundance Film Festival this year.Extraordinary opportunities to hear an extraordinary journalist don’t just happen. Thank you, Java Kitrick of the Puffin West Foundation, and staff at the Columbus Metropolitan Club and Wexner Center for the Arts for their support in making Scahill’s visit possible. For more details visit http://puffinwest.org/2012-grants/entry/jeremy-scahill-to-introduce-dirty-wars-to-columbus. See you there!Marilyn Welker How do we know what we don’t know? For starters, we turn to extraordinary journalists—journalists who sometimes risk their lives—to tell us the truth behind the headlines. Jeremy Scahill is such a journalist. And come July 10th you have two opportunities to hear him speak in Columbus about Dirty Wars, his new book, and to watch the award-winning documentary by the same name. Truth-telling in today’s world of unprecedented government secrecy and surveillance is a dangerous thing!Scahill will speak at the Wednesday Luncheon Forum at the Columbus Metropolitan Club (http://www.columbusmetroclub.org/) at 11:30 a.m., July 10th, and present at the Wexner Center for the Art s (http://wexarts.org/film-video) Columbus Premier screening of the film Dirty Wars at 7 p.m. Directed, shot and edited by fellow war journalist and filmmaker Richard Rowley, the film follows Scahill as he reports on the U.S.’s covert war on terror. Rowley will also be present for discussion afterwards.Scahill is National Security Correspondent for The Nation magazine and author of The New York Times bestseller Blackwater: The Rise of the World’s Most Powerful Mercenary Army (Nation Books, 2007). He is the writer, with David Riker, and a producer of the documentary feature film, Dirty Wars, which won the Cinematography Award for U.S. Documentary at the Sundance Film Festival this year.Extraordinary opportunities to hear an extraordinary journalist don’t just happen. Thank you, Java Kitrick of the Puffin West Foundation, and staff at the Columbus Metropolitan Club and Wexner Center for the Arts for their support in making Scahill’s visit possible. For more details visit http://puffinwest.org/2012-grants/entry/jeremy-scahill-to-introduce-dirty-wars-to-columbus. See you there!Marilyn Welker    How do we know what we don’t know? For starters, we turn to extraordinary journalists—journalists who sometimes risk their lives—to tell us the truth behind the headlines. Jeremy Scahill is such a journalist. And come July 10th you have two opportunities to hear him speak in Columbus about Dirty Wars, his new book, and to watch the award-winning documentary by the same name. Truth-telling in today’s world of unprecedented government secrecy and surveillance is a dangerous thing!Scahill will speak at the Wednesday Luncheon Forum at the Columbus Metropolitan Club (http://www.columbusmetroclub.org/) at 11:30 a.m., July 10th, and present at the Wexner Center for the Art s (http://wexarts.org/film-video) Columbus Premier screening of the film Dirty Wars at 7 p.m. Directed, shot and edited by fellow war journalist and filmmaker Richard Rowley, the film follows Scahill as he reports on the U.S.’s covert war on terror. Rowley will also be present for discussion afterwards.Scahill is National Security Correspondent for The Nation magazine and author of The New York Times bestseller Blackwater: The Rise of the World’s Most Powerful Mercenary Army (Nation Books, 2007). He is the writer, with David Riker, and a producer of the documentary feature film, Dirty Wars, which won the Cinematography Award for U.S. Documentary at the Sundance Film Festival this year.Extraordinary opportunities to hear an extraordinary journalist don’t just happen. Thank you, Java Kitrick of the Puffin West Foundation, and staff at the Columbus Metropolitan Club and Wexner Center for the Arts for their support in making Scahill’s visit possible. For more details visit http://puffinwest.org/2012-grants/entry/jeremy-scahill-to-introduce-dirty-wars-to-columbus. See you there!Marilyn Welker


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Time Bank Orientation
Monday, July 14, 7:00 pm
Whetstone Public Library
Learn all about the Time Bank and how to earn and use time credits.

 

Care and Share Time Bank
Community Potluck

Sunday, July 20, 6:30 - 8:30 PM
First Unitarian Universalist Church, 93 W. Weisheimer Rd., Columbus, OH  43214
Check out the poster on the CSTB calendar event!