7-3-2020 Weekly Community Update

Highlights from the July 3rd Community Update. Go straight to the full Community Update

The Local Skinny
Tell the City of Columbus you support 100% renewable energy! Ready for 100 needs only 100 more signatures to present 5000 to Council on Tuesday. Sign and share: https://tinyurl.com/y8e6qf3o  Let’s make ENERGY AGGREGATION happen! Details from Cathy Cowan Becker inside.

> Fire Drill Fridays 2 pm Today w Jane Fonda, Winona LaDuke, Hop Hopkins, Maurice Mitchell explore climate and racial justice. 

> PLASTIC! We’re fighting back! Pledge to OPT OUT of Single use plastics and spread the word about Sierra Club’s Plastic Free July.  Sign up on Eventbrite to watch the Story of Plastic FREE and join Simply Living’s Q&A Discussion panel on Sunday July 12. Learn about Bexley’s ban on  single use plastic bags. Find out about Sierra Club’s PAST PLASTIC campaign. Get insights from research scientist Randi Paklodnik. Details inside or go straight to

> Plastic-Free EcoChallenge July 1-31 – Sign Up!
> NEW online, Free program from Environmental Professionals Network on Virtual Outdoor Education
> NEW online workshops from The Columbus Garden School include, Organic Pest Control, Home Solar Basics, and sustainABILITY 1 & 2 series. 
> Sacred Ground community church offers new Mindfulness classes, Sunday Service, and Webinar Workshop on Guru Yoga
> Blue Rock station class and video intro on starting your own Homestead life
> EARTH 911 offers in infographic on Green Cleaning + Laundry Tips to reduce microplastic pollution

> Grassroot Ohio interviews leaders of Bexley Anti-Racism Project
> Environment America offers Free “virtual Climate Film Festival”
> Help Columbus become the largest Bee City – register your pollinator garden!
> Economic Democracy Advocate webinar series
> Review of new approach to local economic democracy 
> Declaration of Interdependence from the Suzuki Foundation
> Hop Hopkins article explains how “Racism is Killing the Planet”

> Simply Living Meetup July 15 and every 3rd Wednesday at 7 pm
> Miss the excellent broadcast from the Poor People’s Campaign – we link to it.
> Weekend Events from Columbus Underground

> Week ahead activist events from Connie Hammond

> Java Central music on the brick walk – String Theory performs July 11

> Red White and Blueberry Tart recipe from OneBiteWellness
> Farmers Markets OPEN on 4th of July
> Monthly Food Swap July 5 at City Folks Farm Shop


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