Simply Living is excited to co-sponsor a series of Environmental Justice Talks organized by Columbus Stand Up! as part of the Ohio Climate Justice Fund’s Listen. Lead. Share. campaign. Columbus Stand Up! will host four environmental justice conversations at Colonial Village apartments, and in Southfield, Mt. Vernon, and Linden, in order to hear the community’s needs and challenges around living healthy and safe lives. The first event will be Sunday, August 22, from 2-4 p.m., at the Barnett Branch of Columbus Metropolitan Library, 3434 E. Livingston Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43227. We’ll highlight the range of benefits that environmental justice and clean energy will produce, including quality jobs, equity, and economic opportunity. Please join us for free food, drinks, and important conversation about environmental justice in your own neighborhood. RSVP here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeEUxxS6e07BCI0KzIEs-fz56IhMiVJ_cu8m-dJEoOjL10sWA/viewform?usp=sf_link
On this anniversary of Martin Luther King’s iconic March on Washington we welcome the participation of all justice groups! We are highlighting the intersections of all six pillars of justice: Social, Environmental, Political, Economic, Racial, and International. This includes the need to pass S. 1, the For the People Act, and S. 4, the John Lewis Voting Rights Act. Time is running out for Congress to pass these two critical voting rights reform bills. Sign up here: https://www.mobilize.us/ourrevolution/event/406553/
The New Corporation: The Unfortunate Necessary Sequel
Film + Q&A Sat-Sun August 28-29
Co-Sponsored by Simply Living and the
Ohio Community Rights Network
“As long as you have a system that is based on the rationale that if you are making money you are thereby making a contribution to society, these financial rogue practices will continue.”
~ David Korten
SWACO Presentation and Tour of Landfill
Monday, September 13 10 am – 11:30 am
Simply Living is organizing a field trip to learn about SWACO’s current operation of the landfill and their vision for a future “circular economy” in central Ohio. The presentation will be followed by a tour of the Landfill where are questions will be answered by SWACO staff.
Arrive at SWACO by 9:45 AM for 10:00 AM start time.
Where: SWACO Resource Center, 4149 London Groveport Road, Grove City, OH 43123.
Field trips are approximately 60 – 90 minutes in length, beginning with a 30-minute presentation in the SWACO Resource Center and concluding with a tour of the landfill site.
We can accommodate up to 40 people. While on the bus/van, windows will be open to allow for ventilation. Masks are required for people in the van or on the bus.
Simply Living seeks Financial Administrative Consultant
Simply Living’s wonderful bookkeeper is moving into retirement, so we are now hiring a new Financial Administrative Consultant. Please see the job description here and share this with anyone who you think would be a good fit.
Author Talk with Paul Robinson:
Global Warming: Can It Be Stopped?
Wednesday, September 22, 5:30 – 7 pm
Join author Paul Robinson at the Whetstone Library Meeting room for our Fall Simply Living Book Club discussion. Global Warming: Can It Be Stopped?, explores the science, psychology, and the morality of climate change. We will meet at the Whetstone Library in Clintonville, 3903 N. High St., Columbus 43214.
The event is free to all. Donations are appreciated and support the work of Simply Living. REGISTER
Simply Living Expanding Sustainable U Offerings
Jeff Sharp, former chair of the Simply Living Board and current chair of the OSU School of Environment and Natural Resources, has volunteered to lead a discussion course on Voluntary Simplicity. The 6 week EcoChallenge course is based on the book: A Different Way: Living Simply in a Complex World. Start date is Wednesday, September 29 at 7 pm. Details and location forthcoming.
More EcoChallenge courses are planned. Learn more about them here.
HIGHLIGHTS FROM SIMPLY LIVING’S BE THE CHANGE COMMUNITY CALENDAR
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NEWS + RESOURCES
FOR LIVING LOCAL
Did you miss the live event? Listen to the Recording of Aligning the Spirit of Living and Money with Randall Loop
Here are links to the YMOYL (Your Money Or Your Life) resources available now.
YMOYL Spirit & Money Introduction Book Companion Package $9.00 The 7 Session Pre-Recorded Self Study Course $59.00! A portion of the proceeds are donated to Simply Living if you purchase these resources.
Did you miss the Free Press Cyber-Salon last Saturday?
Watch the recording here.
EPISODE 52: FINDING CONNECTION IN A DESTABILIZING DIGITAL REALM
EPISODE 53: SEEKING SERENITY
These nachos don’t follow the bell curve to the top. Oh no, they are at the tail end in the small, exceptional A+ pool. What makes them more amazing than ‘average’ nachos?
They are, perhaps surprisingly, dairy-free. They are also a good source of fiber, thanks to those black beans, AND they utilize cilantro, rather than more salt, to create a tasty and craveable meal. Ready to give it a try?
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 8 minutes
Servings: that’s up to you, it fills an entire sheet pan
1/2 bag of organic tortilla chips
1 cup black beans, canned
1/2 cup of salsa
1/2 bag of Violife shredded cheddar
1/3 cup cilantro, chopped
1 tbsp jalapeño, diced (optional)
Instructions Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spread tortilla chips on baking pan and top with black beans and non-dairy cheese. Place in oven and bake until heated through and cheese has started to melt, about 6-7 minutes. Serve immediately with toppings of salsa, cilantro and other desired toppings such as diced jalapeño. Enjoy! Get more recipes from Adrienne Ramos here.
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An economist says that essentially more for you is less for me, but the lover knows that more for you is more for me, too. ~ Charles Eisenstein
LIVE LOCAL, BUILD COMMUNITY #SIMPLYLIVING
- Almost 190 free or cheap events this weekend in Columbus!
- Free Sundays at Columbus Museum of Art, plus BAM Thursdays, and WonderPass admission
- Haunted Ohio Statehouse Tours tentatively scheduled for 2021
- Wine down with Fabulous Fridays at Wyandotte Winery
- Sunflower Fields in Central Ohio; multiple locations open!
- Get started with Disc Golf in Columbus at these great courses
- U-pick: Go peach picking or apple picking in Columbus
- Family Funday at the Columbus Commons
- Upper Arlington Labor Day Arts Festival
- Donate music instruments to the Gift of Music Campaign
- Columbus Clippers Games and Promotions
- Date night in Columbus: Summer edition
- Mount Carmel St. Ann’s 4th Fridays in Uptown Westerville
- Free outdoor movies at Columbus Metro Parks
- Catch a movie at the South Drive In Theatre – now open 7 days a week!
- Food Truck Food Court on Thursdays at the Commons
- Fun and Tasty Adventure Trails in Ohio
Columbus Food Truck Festival, Screen on the Green, and More!
Music & Nightlife & Comedy
Fun Things to Buy and Eat
ENJOY EXPLORING ART
WHAT ELSE CAN YOU DO
Wild Goose hosts The Queer Renaissance.
Studio 35 has a special Friday the 13th Jason Lives event with the actor. Enjoy the City of Grace Block Party.
Senate candidate Morgan Harper holds an event downtown on Saturday. The Body Refinery opens.
Columbus Crew SC takes on Seattle. Try a cave yoga class.
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Capitalism and the market are presented as synonymous, but they are not. Capitalism is both the enemy of the market and democracy.
~ David Korten
Saturday, August 28, 2021, 1:00 – 3:00 PM. Justice for All Rally.On this anniversary of Martin Luther King’s iconic March on Washington we welcome the participation of all justice groups at our Rally here in Columbus! We are highlighting the intersections of all six pillars of justice: Social, Environmental, Political, Economic, Racial, and International. This includes the need to pass S. 1, the For the People Act, and S. 4, the John Lewis Voting Rights Act. Time is running out for Congress to pass these and other critical bills, such as the budget and infrastructure bills, that continue to bend the arc of justice. The Columbus event is part of a statewide Justice for All day of action along Route 42 from Cincinnati to Cleveland. Rain or shine. Co-sponsoring groups include: Our Revolution Central Ohio, Unitarian Universalist Justice Ohio (UUJO), 513 Impact Coalition, Columbus Socialist Alternative, Columbus Stand Up, Crazy Faith Ministries, Cuyahoga County Progressive Caucus, End Poverty Now!, Faith in Public Life, Freedom BLOC, Greene County Voices, Kalyan Foundation, League of Women Voters Ohio, Ohio Council of Churches, Our Voices Together, SEIU, Local 1, Southern Ohio, Simply Living, Social Justice Committee – IACO, SPAN Ohio, Students for Gun Legislation. Location: Intersection of North High Street and North Broadway (Clintonville). Register here.
Saturday, August 28, 2021, 12:00 PM. Academic Freedom in Palestine: A Conversation with Imad Barghouthi. Join Scientists for Palestine, as we speak directly to Imad Barghouthi, renowned Palestinian astrophysicist, father of five and Professor of Plasma Physics at Al Quds university (West Bank)! Prof. Imad Barghouthi was recently released after nearly a year of administrative detention. After his arrest on July 22nd, 2020, he was held in jail for several weeks without charges. After already spending many weeks in administrative detention, he was eventually charged on the basis of his Facebook posts. Prof. Barghouthi then spent the next several months in administrative detention, away from his students and family, awaiting trial. Prof. Barghouthi’s arrest came at great cost to him personally, and academically. Happening mere weeks before the semester started, many students were left without a teacher and/or mentor. Scientists for Palestine’s international campaign demanding Prof. Barghouthi’s release was joined by thousands of scholars worldwide, including Nobel laureates and Fields medalists. We now have the privilege of hosting Prof. Barghouthi’s first interview after his finally being freed. Join us to hear first-hand about what it is like to be a professor in Palestine, the infringements of the Israeli occupation on academic freedom and the enduring determination of Palestinian academics to overcome them. Register here.
Sunday, August 29, 2021, 2:00 PM. Screening and Discussion. Democracy Film Festival: The New Corporation. The New Corporation reveals how the corporate takeover of society is being justified by the sly rebranding of corporations as socially conscious entities. From gatherings of corporate elites in Davos, to climate change and spiraling inequality; the rise of ultra-right leaders to Covid-19 and racial injustice, the film looks at corporations’ devastating power. Countering this is a groundswell of resistance worldwide as people take to the streets in pursuit of justice and the planet’s future. More on the festival series here Link to the trailer here. When you register using the form below, you’ll gain access to our film screening and live Q&A with Move to Amend Outreach Director, Greg Coleridge. We’ll send a link and password for the film by Saturday, August 28, which will be active for a 24-hour period to view the film. Please watch the film before the Q&A on Sunday, August 29 at 2 pm EST. You will also receive a Zoom link for the Q&A that is unique to you – so please don’t share it. If you haven’t had the chance yet, please consider making a donation of $5 or more at www.paypal.com/paypalme/ohiocrn. All proceeds will be shared equally with Simply Living and OHCRN. Thank you in advance. If you have any questions, please contact us at OhioCRN@gmail.com. This event is hosted by the Ohio Community Rights Network and Simply Living. Register here.
Wednesday, September 1, 2021, 6:00 PM. Community Conversations – Franklin County. As Ohio begins to open back up and pandemic restrictions are lifted, there are still heavy concerns on protecting ourselves, access to reproductive health care, housing, food security, racial justice and more. We want to hear from you! What are the critical issues you face? What does your community need to help everyone thrive? Join NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio & Ohio Women’s Alliance for a *virtual* community conversation to discuss safety, security, and essential needs to improve the conditions in your community. We are holding space to come together and deepen our relationships to determine how to use our people power, share resources, and fill the gaps to push our state forward! Register here.
Thursday, September 9, 2021, 7:00 PM. Central Ohio Voted to End Gerrymandering — Let’s Get to Work! Hosted by Fair Districts Ohio, League of Women Voters of Ohio, Common Cause Ohio and ACLU Ohio. “In 2021, the state legislature and the newly created Ohio Redistricting Commission will create new congressional and state legislative districts. Join us on for a discussion about what to expect in Ohio and specifically in Central Ohio. Find out how to pressure the mapmakers to create fair districts. Moderated by Jo Ingles, Ohio Public Radio, Statehouse News Bureau.” Register HERE.
Thursday, September 9, 2021, 8:00 PM. Powell’s Books Presents Thom Hartmann – The Hidden History of American Healthcare. In his new book, The Hidden History of American Healthcare (Berrett-Koehler), popular progressive radio host Thom Hartmann reveals how and why attempts to implement affordable universal healthcare in the United States have been thwarted and what we can do to finally make it a reality. For-profit health insurance is the largest con job ever perpetrated on the American people — one that has cost trillions of dollars and millions of lives since the 1940s. Other countries have shown us that affordable universal healthcare is not only possible but also effective and efficient. Taiwan’s single-payer system saved the country a fortune as well as saving lives during the coronavirus pandemic, enabling the country to implement a nationwide coronavirus test-and-contact-trace program without shutting down the economy. This resulted in just 10 deaths, while more than 500,000 people have died in the United States. Hartmann offers a deep dive into the shameful history of American healthcare, showing how greed, racism, and oligarchic corruption led to the current “sickness for profit” system. Modern attempts to create versions of government healthcare have been hobbled at every turn, including Obamacare. There is a simple solution: Medicare for all. Hartmann outlines the extraordinary benefits this system would provide the American people and economy and the steps we need to take to make it a reality. It’s time for America to join every industrialized country in the world and make health a right, not a privilege. Register for the zoom meeting here
Saturday, September 11, 2017, 7:00 PM. Columbus Free Press Second Saturday Salon. Since we aren’t getting together in person, we can gather for a couple hours on the second Saturday night of each month. Join Zoom Meeting. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83906590837. Meeting ID: 839 0659.
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