Be the Change Weekly Community Update 11-27-2020

NOW through December 5th

The Auction is FREE Invite your friends!
Start your holiday shopping mindfully and enjoyably by bidding on a wide variety of new and gently used items and services that make our Simply Living auction unique!  Where else could you find? … a worm composter, an original nature themed oil painting, a classic DVD of commercial parodies, a cranial sacral massage, along with handcrafted jewelry, a coffee grinder, a basket of local, organic products, Studio 35 movie passes, even an immersion experience at the True REST Float Spa!  Sign in here:

DONATE! The auction is even more fun when you participate! Scour your living space and discover those hidden gems that you once loved but now it’s time to let someone else love it… Start imagining what service you might provide?  What special skill or talent can you share?  Cooking-related? Baking? Teaching? Sewing, soap making, food preservation? 

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Here’s a form you can fill out when you’re ready to donate.


A link to watch the film will be provided after signing up on Eventbrite. View now on Netflix.

“The Key To Combating Climate Change”  – Forbes
“Inspires A Rare Feeling Of Hope”  – Ny Times
Wednesday December 2 at 7 pm
KISS THE GROUND Discussion + Q&A with local experts

Dan and Caitlin of Copia Farms in Johnstown Ohio
The new documentary that explains how regenerating the world’s soils has the potential to rapidly stabilize Earth’s climate, restore lost ecosystems, and create abundant food supplies. 
Visit the website and watch the trailer then sign up on Eventbrite to receive the link to watch this remarkable film.

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“Let us not forget that the cultivation of the earth is the most important labor of man. When tillage begins, other arts will follow. The farmers, therefore, are the founders of civilization.”

~ Daniel Webster

What’s NEW inside this week

Fire Drill Friday with Jane Fonda – A Time for Reflection – 2 pm today
> Cleveland Solar Coop Interviewed on Grassroot  Radio – 5 pm today
> Songs of Gratitude Live on FB Friday 7 pm (Bill Cohen’s Annual concert)
> Versatile Fun Duo, Gaines and Wagoner, in Virtual Concert Sat 7 pm
> First Thanksgiving: myth or history? Sunday
> Book Discussion: TEARS WE CANNOT STOP Mon 7 :30 pm
> Remaking & Revitalizing the Economy Tues – Fri Dec 1-4
> EPN Virtual Program – Community Engaged Learning: Blueprint Columbus and Senior Capstones Tues Dec 1 10 am (Register)
> COTA Film Premiere
> Diversity in Hospitality (restaurant industry is changing)
> Sierra Club’s National Investment Institution to Achieve Economic Renewal Dec 2 Sierra Lub
> Ohio End of Life Options: BOOK CLUB DISCUSSION Dec 3
> 2020 Bioneers Conference
> United We Move: CCL’s Plan for Climate Action in 2021 Dec 5
> Whinestopper Band to Entertain With Upbeat Virtual Concert
> A Good Death 6-Part Series dec 6
> Growing Local Solar-A 2 Day Community Solar Dev. Workshop dec 8
> One Book/One Community: LET’S TALK ABOUT RACE (Cbus Public Library)
>  Connect, Learn, Act. Be the change!

Kyle Garvey has published two new blogs as part of our Love Local Series:

Columbus Bookstores and Columbus Bakeries. Enjoy!

To get a working number to a live human for a retailer or manufacturer go to It’s a free clearinghouse website. They have the best number, what prompts to hit, how long to wait, and they will facilitate callbacks if you want.

Books make good gifts, but great books make super awesome, potentially life-changing gifts. Dollar Radio Headquarters offers their gift recommendations here.

Learn about the wonderful Kossuth Community Garden on the Columbus South Side

The award winning Kossuth Garden is threatened by a proposal to develop housing on the property. Progressive urban planning policies are designed to protect such useful projects that have great educational, social, nutritional, and neighborhood benefits. The volunteer leaders are making sincere efforts to compromise with the developers to retain the garden while still allowing the housing development. Columbus City Council will address the proposal on Monday, December 7. To learn more, and to write a letter in support of the garden, contact Michael Doody <>.

Get the latest news from Jay and Annie Warmke at their earthship home at Blue Rock Station

Cinder Block Rocket Stove by Kara Stiff

In addition to Vimeo and Amazon, the documentary is now available through iTunes / Apple TV & Google Play. Click here to view the film with subtitles in nine different languages. Also, help us spread the word…share this email with friends, family members or anyone you feel would benefit from Stan Grof’s insights into healing and understanding the psyche.

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Columbus on the Cheap Good, Cheap, Fun

Weekly transmissions from Adbusters, the journal of the mental environment
BuyNothingDay, extending through #BuyNothingXmas to the New Year, has always served as a chance to meditate on our addiction to consumption and its poisonous effects — not just on our physical, but also on our mental environment.

Read the latest from Adbusters, the founders of Buy Nothing Day here.

Columbus Area Community Event Lists

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