Yes, the Greed economy is killing us. But Change is coming…
You won’t get this information from the mainstream media. This is a must-see documentary with an inspiring ending!
Discuss actions to take with Greg Coleridge, Move to Amend National Outreach Director. Register here
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/
We can have democracy and a prosperous, just, and sustainable human future. Or we can have corporate rule. We cannot have both.
~ David Korten
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 is a member of Community Shares of Mid Ohio’s coalition of local nonprofits and can benefit from donations through giving campaigns at workplaces throughout Central Ohio.
Do you or someone you know work at one of the workplaces listed below? You can encourage your co-workers or your friends at these workplaces to direct some of their donations to Simply Living through Community Shares!
Here are the dates for four upcoming public-sector employer campaigns:
State of Ohio Combined Charitable Campaign, August 25 – October 8
Franklin County Combined Charitable Campaign, September 7 – October 29
Ohio State Univeristy Bucks for Charity, September 16 – November 5
City of Columbus Combined Charitable Campaign, October 4 – November 12
Use code 19052 or our organization’s name to give directly to Simply Living. Your donations will support our mission to promote sustainability, environmental awareness and our local economy through educational outreach and partnerships.
Dozens of workplaces participate in Community Shares. Check out the full list of workplace partners at www.communityshares.net/partners.
If your workplace not on the list, you can either give directly or start a new campaign to make a difference in your community through convenient paycheck contributions at www.communityshares.net.
If you have any questions, please reach out to Cathy Cowan Becker at firstname.lastname@example.org or Chuck Lynd at email@example.com.
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
Spirituality must be distinguished from religion—because people of every faith, and of none, have had the same sorts of spiritual experiences. ~ Sam Harris
“In honor of Chuck Lynd and Lynn Stan, two of Ohio’s most impactful progressive organizers and leaders #GrassRoot_Ohio will rebroadcast their #SimplyLiving interview. Carolyn Harding with Chuck Lynd and Lynn Stan with Simply Living, “a community organization that celebrates and connects people to learning opportunities that promote community sustainability, environmental awareness and our local economy through educational outreach and partnerships within our community.”SimplyLiving.org
“National Justice Roundtable,” Time For A Unified Progressive Movement!
Find many more events posted on our Community Calendar.
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HINT: Search using keywords like FOOD, ENERGY, SUSTAINABLE, YOGA, MEDITATION, MUSIC, SUMMIT, ETC.
NEWS + RESOURCES
FOR LIVING LOCAL
Project Drawdown – Climate Solutions 101 Video
SEEKING SERENITY ALONGSIDE ACTIVISM
Vicki Robin‘s latest podcast! (listen here) She is the host of What Could Possibly Go Right?
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.
“Hunger is not caused by a scarcity of food,
but a scarcity of democracy.” ~ Frances Moore Lappé
Fifty years later, my mother’s book still feels so relevant. Today, a whopping 80 percent of global agricultural land is used to feed livestock while providing less than 20 percent of our calories. Compared with 1970, we’ve increased our meat intake—with the average American now eating twice as much protein as their bodies can even use. And our food system, including environmentally destructive factory farming, has an enormous climate toll as well: as much as 37 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions come from the sector.
With a new opening chapter that shares lessons my mother has learned over these past five decades, the 50th Anniversary Edition of Diet for a Small Planet includes a fully revamped recipe section showcasing some of our favorite plant- and planet-centered chefs, including Real Food Reads stars like Yasmin Khan, Chef Sean Sherman, Bryant Terry, Mark Bittman, and Luz Calvo and Catriona Esquibel (made possible thanks to the careful curation of recipe developer Wendy Lopez).
Healthier Tips for Baby Food Your Baby Will Love
Homebrewing More Sustainably
Do You Know Your Water Footprint?
|Mind-Body relationships are not the consequence of “New-Age” wishful thinking, but in fact, are an expression of hard science. Be conscious of your thoughts … because your life depends upon them! ~ Bruce Lipton|
LIVE LOCAL, BUILD COMMUNITY #SIMPLYLIVING
- Explore The Route 33 Brew Trail
- Free Moonlight Movies at Polaris Fashion Place
- Pumpkin EVERYTHING at The Great Circleville Pumpkin Show
- Homestead Public House at Cherry Valley Hotel opens Aug 27
- Night Tours at Hocking Hills Canoe Livery
- Columbus Moving Picture Show and Cinevent 52
- Craftin’ Outlaws at Columbus Museum of Art
- Over 195 free or cheap events this weekend in Columbus!
- Franklin Park Conservatory Free Community Day, Chihuly Nights, special events, plus other discounts
- Caverns, animals, and adventure at Olentangy Caverns
- New Albany Founders Day Festival, Parade, and 5K at Rose Run Park
- Fall farm fun at Van Buren Acres
- Best places for Creeking in Columbus
- Celebrate Local Art with Scrawl in Franklinton
- 2021 Farmers Markets in Columbus
- Visit these Story Trails in Columbus for reading + nature fun!
- Columbus Fiery Foods Festival bring the heat downtown
- Sunflower Fields in Central Ohio; multiple locations open!
- U-pick: Go peach picking or apple picking in Columbus
- Canine Companions DogFest North Central celebrates dogs
- Get Away Safely! Rent an RV for Labor Day
- Free Tool Rental at Modcon Living’s Tool Library
- Kids get FREE LEGO® Life Magazine Subscription
- Wag! Festival: The Biggest Dog Fest of the Summer
Scrawl 15, Thurber Dog Trot, Outdoor Movies & More
Fun Things Going On
Fun Things Outside
ENJOY EXPLORING ART
WHAT ELSE CAN YOU DO
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“On one level, wisdom is nothing more profound than an ability to follow one’s own advice.” ~ Sam Harris [Waking Up]
Friday, August 27, 2021, 5:00 – 5:30 PM. GrassRoot Ohio With Carolyn Harding. Our mission is to profile every-day people working on important issues and to connect them with other folks who want to help. Conversations with every-day people, working on important issues here in Columbus and all around Ohio Justice: environmental, social, racial, economic, w/ folks on the front lines. LISTEN TO 94.1 FM and stream US online at WGRN.com. You can find all GrassRoot Ohio podcasts/shows on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-42674753. Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/grassroot-ohio/id1522559085 and YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAX2t1Z7_qae803BzDF4PtQ.
Friday, August 27, 2021. Edith is making food! Solidarity With Edith Espinal. Support Edith’s family as she awaits her work permit and enjoy a great meal! Edith was able to return to her home in February 2021, however her immigration case is still pending. She and her family are experiencing additional legal fees this month and your support can make a big difference! Select between chicken & vegan option. Each order is $15. Order today, order form will be closed by 8/26! Pick up will be at Columbus Mennonite Church 35 Oakland Park Ave, Columbus, OH 43214 Friday 8/27 5:15-6:30 PM. Place order 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. Barghouti’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 firsthand 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.
Saturday, August 28, 2021, 6:00 PM. The Gangs All There. Centering the voices of those of us affected by mass incarceration, join us as we share our lives through multiple facets of art in this evening of rap, spoken word, theater, and community. Featuring: Teezy from the Clair, Blakk Sun, AV Allii, Hanif Abdurraqib, J Luv, Scotty Yarbrough, DeAndre Gaston, Latisha Ellis, LaMarr Pace, and Toriano Henry. Bring your own chair and non-alcoholic beverages. Outdoors Masks and hand sanitizer available. Event sponsor: Healing Broken Circle Provides alternatives to punitive systems of incarceration and deficiency based social services. They support community integration for returning citizens. They are hosting an outdoor event at 925 Mt.Vernon Ave (corner of Mt Vernon & 17th)
Saturday, August 28, 2021, 12:00 – 1:00 PM. Occupy for Our Revolution. Join Our Revolution each Saturday at the intersection of North Broadway and High Street to demonstrate for peace and justice. Bring a mask and a sign or two in solidarity.
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. GrassRoot Ohio With Carolyn Harding. Our mission is to profile every-day people working on important issues and to connect them with other folks who want to help. Conversations with every-day people, working on important issues here in Columbus and all around Ohio. Justice: environmental, social, racial, economic, w/ folks on the front lines. LISTEN TO 94.1 FM and stream US online at WGRN.com. You can find all GrassRoot Ohio podcasts/shows on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-42674753. Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/grassroot-ohio/id1522559085 and YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAX2t1Z7_qae803BzDF4PtQ.
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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