6-12-2020 Weekly Community Update

News and Highlights from the June 12 Community Update

This LINK or the link at the bottom takes you to the full Update with pictures and LINKS to events, videos, webinars, news and sustainability resources.

Want to know more about Simply Living? Chuck Lynd will share a slide show on where we’ve been, our programs and partners, and where we’re headed. Register on Eventbrite to get the Zoom link. 

Computer crash! The Big Give was that popular… the Columbus Foundation extended the deadline to 6 pm Thurs. If you missed this opportunity, you can support a sustainable future here: simplyliving.org/donate. THANKS to all our readers and supporters.

THE STORY OF PLASTIC… a new documentary from the Story of STuff project, tells it like it is and what we must do about it. Simply Living is collaborating with Sierra Club and others to host a virtual screening/watch party followed by a local panel.  Elissa Yoder tells me that “Plastic-Free July is a global campaign asking people to take a pledge to not use plastic during the month of July.” Stay tuned. A july date will be set soon!

Comfest  is going virtual this year June 26-27-28. Simply Living has been invited to host a virtual workshop or webinar and plans will be announced soon. 

> Green New Deal Town Hall – Online June 21 – Fodhel Kaboub, Cathy Cowan Becker, Youth Leaders!
> Blue Rock Station: Annie’s Bodacious Women’s Afternoon Online June 28
     > Jay Warke’s book on energy past and future is free to download
    > Jay’s course for solar installers is now online!
> EARTH 911 this week features How to Create a Rain Garden
> Now you can order online at Portia’s Cafe and Diner
> Phoenix Books is Open
> Franklin Park Conservatory is re-opening
> Free Press Cyber Salon to address racism, activism, and reform proposals
> Weekend Events from Columbus Underground
> Week ahead activist events from Connie Hammond
> Books and Movies Address Black Lives Matter>
> Webinar on role of black and Indigenous people of color in transforming food and farm systems
City Folks Farm Shop Plant Swap is June 21


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