Simply Living’s Weekly Update of Community News, Events, & Resources

Friday, February 2, 2017

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Sample Events below –

7 – 9 PM
Drexel Theatre, 2254 E Main St, 43209To the Ends of the Earth” follows concerned citizens living at the frontiers of extreme oil and gas extraction, bearing witness to a global crossroads. They call for human ingenuity to rebuild society at the end of the fossil fuel era. A Q&A with local leaders and activists engaged in the transition to renewable energy as well as advocates for Community Rights will take place after the film. $5 donation requested on Eventbrite or at the door. Updates on Facebook and Meetup.

 Simply Living Documentary Films + Local Solutions Question. Discuss. Network
the future of energy lateral power to the peopleSUNDAY MARCH 18
2 – 4 PM
Studio 35, 3055 Indianola Ave 43202The Future of Energy is a revolutionary film that captures the movement across the U.S. to transition to 100% renewable energy and to bring positive solutions to the ecological crisis. A Q&A with local leaders of the Sierra Club’s Ready for 100 project and local renewable energy experts will be featured on the panel. $5 donation requested on Eventbrite or at the door. Updates on Facebook and Meetup.

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 Saturday February 24
2 – 5 pm

Simply Living’s 26th Annual Meeting
93 W. Weisheimer Rd, Cols, OH 43214
First Unitarian Universalist Church

All are welcome as we gather to celebrate our past work, enjoy a potluck, and outline the Board’s plans for 2018. We are very pleased to announce that Karyn Deibel will be honored this year with the Carol Fisher Award for Civic Engagement!  In addition, the Board has created a new award for the Outstanding Volunteer of the Year.
We are delighted to honor Vilvi Vannak as the first recipient of this award. Karyn and Vilvi have made valuable contributions to Simply Living, and a full press release will be announced soon. Come congratulate our award winners and enjoy a potluck reputed to be the best – and healthiest – in Columbus!  The event is free but please register on Eventbrite. Updates on Facebook and Meetup!

Tuesday Ready for 100% clean energyMarch 27
6 – 8 pm
Simply Living Meetup:

OSU’s Northwood High Bldg, Room 100
2231 N High St, Columbus 43201
Cathy Cowan Becker will describe the local Columbus team’s effort to inspire our city’s leadership to take ambitious steps and commit to the transition to 100% renewable energy by the year 2035. Free. Light refreshments provided. Free parking only in the R spaces in rear lot or on adjacent streets.  Contact: or call 614-354-6172.
Kucinich and SamplesMon Feb 5 Town Hall with Dennis Kucinich 6-8pm @ CWA Union Hall, 4041 E Broad St 43203. Will the next governor of Ohio ban fracking?  Address climate change head on and lead the transition to renewable energy? This is your chance to ask important questions and engage in a serious dialogue. RSVP HERE. Read full press release HERE.

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