Northwest Earth Institute Course Offering

Hungry for Change: Food, Ethics, and Sustainability

Wednesdays, 7:00 -8:30 pm  

October  7 to November  18

at The Wellness Forum

510 E. Wilson Bridge Road, Suite G, Worthington, OH 43085 we eat matters—the food choices we make every day have an impact on our planet. Hungry for Change helps participants explore the true meaning of the phrase “you are what you eat.” Learn about our roles as both consumers and as creators—of food, of systems, and of the world we live in. Discuss how food choices have an impact on a range of issues, including ecosystem health, factory and farm worker treatment, and our global economy. Participants create personal action plans and discover how to create a healthy food environment.  A detailed list of articles and resources included in the Hungry for Change course book are available in the Table of Contents.  The class will meet at The Wellness Forum in Worthington on Wednesdays 7:00-8:30pm beginning with an orientation on October 7th and ending on November 18th.  The cost for the book is $28.  Chef Del Sroufe at The Wellness Forum has offered to provide a cooking demonstration at one of the classes!

The NWEI discussion courses are designed to encourage systems thinking and inspire participants to make positive changes in their own lives. Participants meet each week to discuss the selected readings, share their own stories, reflect on their values and experiences, and inspire each other to live more sustainably.  This is a great opportunity to learn more about important issues, build community with others, and create change.  Class sizes are limited to 8-12 people.  This course is so popular, we will be offering two groups!  To register for the class, contact Pam Patsch at  Hurry – only a few spaces left!

Movies with a Mission

Puffin Collaborative Film FestivalSimply Living and Local Matters screen

The Big Night at The Gateway

Sunday, October 11, @ 6 pm

We're participating in the Puffin Collaborative Film Festival along with 8 other nonprofit organizations.  We're screening one of the great "food movies" - to whet your appetite check out the trailer for The Big Night !  Plan now to attend and consider seeing more than one great film in the all day festival.  See the full press release here.  Location: Gateway Film Center, 1550 N. High St 43201. For more information go to


10th Annual


Wednesday, October 28 

11:30 am - 1 pm

The Boat House at Confluence Park

Our theme this year is Sustain U: Learn, Engage, Transform! Chef Michael Jones will prepare another delicious menu from locally grown foods. WCBE will be our media sponsor and Jim Coe will once again serve as our emcee! This will be our 10th anniversary event and we expect more than 300 friends and donors at the Boat House restaurant downtown. See press release hereThe general public is invited, but an RSVP is required. Contact Connie Everett, email <>or call 614-361-3161. Donations are appreciated but not required. To register for the event online, click here.


Local Partners, Building Sustainable Communities


Some green words on recycle tree

Small actions can make big impacts. We’ve all heard it before, but changing our everyday habits is hard. It’s easy to tell yourself “I’ll just start tomorrow”. The EcoChallenge helps provoke change with short-term personal commitments, daily cues from hearing about your teammates’ experiences, and awesome prizes!  Simply pick a category - water, trash, energy, food, transportation, or civic engagement - and choose a goal from the many examples - or come up with your own. Choose a goal that stretches your comfort zone and makes a difference for you and the planet.  It takes 2 weeks to change a habit.  This is your opportunity to change your life for good.   Join us as we collectively prove that many people taking action adds up to real change.


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Simply Living Board Meeting

 Members are welcome to attend and asked to contact Sarah at (614) 447-0296 or to let us know you are coming. 

Care and Share Time Bank 

Community Potluck

Third Sunday each month, 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!


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