VERSION #2: Created in 2013 by Betsy McKinney and the pro-democracy movement The Founding Family.
The Declaration of Interdependence Preamble When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for human beings to partner as never before in human history to declare that All Life is sacred and interdependent and to proclaim a new era in our nation based on the wisdom of using power in service to Love and for the good of All People and for the good of All Life, it is an enduring love for all of Creation that inspires this declaration. Together, we now hold these truths to be self-evident: That All People are Created with a brilliant array of diverse human characteristics and that every person has the inalienable right to equal treatment under the law. That the inalienable rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness also include the rights to safe food, clean water, shelter, education, health care, protection, freedom of information and equal opportunity. Read the full Declaration of Interdependence as we celebrate this 4th of July weekend.
New Simply Living Blog Post ~ We need your support for solar energy in Franklin County
Last year 76% of Columbus residents and 63% of Grove City residents vote to transition to 100% renewable energy. Partly as a result of these landslide victories, dozens of solar projects are being proposed in Ohio. One of them is the Pleasant Prairie Solar Energy Center, a 250-megawatt solar project proposed for southwest Franklin County. If approved, the Pleasant Prairie solar project would:
Provide enough solar energy to power 49,593 homes
Reduce carbon emissions equivalent to taking 54,358 cars off the road
Lower pollution enough to cut health care costs by $75 million
Create up to 800 construction jobs
Generate $1.75 million in direct tax revenue per year for South-Western City Schools, Pleasant and Prairie Townships, Franklin County, Southwest Public Libraries, and local fire districts.
Invest $4.4 million in over economic impact in our local community per year.
If you support solar energy in Franklin County, we need your help to get the Pleasant Prairie solar project approved. READ the full post and learn how you can submit a comment, testify at a hearing, contact Township Trustees.
COLUMBUS GROCERIES – LOVE LOCAL, LIVE LOCAL by Kyle Garvey in our series of locally owned stores. 16 Markets covered, including organic, vegan, co-op and international specialty grocery stores. Find ones near you! https://tinyurl.com/44nt6e45
Reality is the leading cause of stress amongst those in touch with it. ~ Jane Wagner (and Lily Tomlin)
Find many more events posted on our Community Calendar. Browse now. Select the Monthly View to find events quickly. HINT: Search using keywords like FOOD, ENERGY, SUSTAINABLE, YOGA, MEDITATION, MUSIC, SUMMIT, ETC.
Ready for an Adventure? Nelson Kennedy Ledges State Park
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Discover the Digestive ‘Galaxy’ with Adrienne Raimo More info at One Bite Wellness Full course on YouTube!
There is a whole world within us. Not only are we complex human beings in the way we think, feel, and interact – we contain a universe (of sorts) in our intestines. That’s right, the human microbiome contains an estimated 100 trillion microbes – most of which live in our gut (our largest organ, the skin, also contains a microbiome). What to learn all about your digestive ‘galaxy’ and the common issues along the journey? Let’s start at the top and work our way down:
Join the Plastic Free July Challenge with the YES! Magazine Team
For me the door to the woods is the door to the temple. ~ Mary Oliver
Mosquitos Driving You Nuts? Attract a Bat Colony
3 DIY Mouthwashes to Help You & Mother Nature Smile Brighter
CALENDARS! LIVE LOCAL, BUILD COMMUNITY #SIMPLYLIVING
Ohio Village at Ohio History Center reopens for Summer Fun
Saturday, July 10, 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.
Be the Change: Join Simply Living Individual membership rates have been reduced to $25 Seniors, $20. Students only $10. Business memberships starting at $100 PLUS membership in the Ohio Sustainable Business Council. Sign up online here or email HELLO@simplyliving.org
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