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

Friday, March 9, 2017

Click HERE to view Friday’s FULL Community Update

If you would like to receive this weekly Update in your inbox every Friday morning, just send an email to and put Subscribe in the Subject line.  It’s free and an easy way to keep up with community news, events, and resources of interest to everyone who strives to live sustainably and enjoys living locally in central Ohio.

Selected Highlights in this week’s Community Update!

See the Learn section and discover Joan Blades, the co-founder of, will speak via video at the Citizens Climate Lobby meeting in Columbus. Make plans to see The Future of Energy at Studio 35. Lily Kunning is still doing workshops at The Preserve on Calumet. Sustainability through Reinvention is the signature event for the Environmental Professionals Network at OSU.
Read more details in the Learn section

See the News section and enjoy a Happy Hour this evening with the visiting staff of the Union of Concerned Scientists. If you  have the time, I highly recommend the link to Jeremy Rifkin’s latest video on the Third Industrial Revolution and a possible path to a sustainable future. Will Petrik is speaking about his work with the Yes We Can Coalition. Read about two of the upcoming films in The Columbus International Film and Animation Festival. 
Read more details in the News section

See the Community section for Columbus Underground’s Mega Weekend!  Sandy Bolzenius will be presenting at the Free Press 2nd Saturday Salon about Move To Amend and her book on Women’s History. The Care & Share Time Bank is offering a special Orientation in March and there are links to their brochure and the full updated Directory of Services! The City of Columbus is hosting a unique opportunity to meet and hear the stories of immigrants in Columbus. 
Read more in the Community section

See the Arts & Culture section for local entertainment events!  The Short North Stage has announced some remarkable plays “remembering 1968” – one on MLK and the other: HAIR!  Hear some serious soul/blues music from Long Tall Deb and Colin John at Java Central. Rita Carnevale has moved her TranceDance to a new larger venue. Bohemian Highway will perform at the Folk Music Society’s March Coffeehouse. Veteran singer/songwriter Dave Hawkins +Grapefruit Moon will be at El Vaquero’s on Olentangy River Road in April. The Folk Ramblers will perform a sing along at Byrne’s Pub.  Go deep with Monsters of the Unconscious presented by the Jung Association. 
Read more in the Arts & Culture section

SEE the Local Foods section for the awesome heirloom Seed Kits for kids being sold by Interfaith Power & Light. OSU’s Food for Thought event is hosting an open discussion on food animal production. Vegan Eriyah Flynn will be on the panel.  Check out 5 events at Stratford Ecological Center, all on March 24:organic gardening for Kids and Adults, a Seed Swap, a Seed Starting workshop, and a Grow Native plants workshop. Plan to attend the We Dig Ohio 2018 Urban Agriculture and Community Garden Summit. 
Read more in the Local Foods section

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *