Co-Creating the Eco-Future: Meetup & Discussion
Monday, December 6 at 7 pm EST on Zoom
Are YOU a cultural creative? Simple livers, renegades from the consumer society, green activists, arts and craft makers, yoga lovers, meditators – WE are the ones we have been waiting for! Join us for a meet and greet, a time to share what you are reading, watching, imagining, and doing to make the changes we need to get to an ecological culture. Let’s co-create a community that is inclusive, resilient, and way more fun than life in big box stores, traffic jams, and fast food. Contact: Chuck@simplyliving.org. Free to Register Donations appreciated.
Localizing Our Communities!
Learn from examples around the world
and right here is Columbus and central Ohio
Tuesday, December 7 at 7 pm EST via Zoom
This gathering is based on the award-winning film, Economics of Happiness (EOH), developed by Helena Norberg-Hodge and her team at the International Society for an Ecological Culture (LocalFutures.org).
We will explore the many ways our communities benefit when localization is a priority. To learn more about the topic, check out this reading on the benefits of localization to understand how localization can serve as an antidote to the negative impacts of globalization. You can view short films that address this topic here. We will discuss how localization is happening in Columbus and central Ohio, and how it isn’t.
Chuck Lynd will start the discussion about a local coalition with a mission to Eat Local, Buy Local, Bank Local, Invest Local, and LIVE Local. Free. Donations are apprecitated. The zoom link will be sent to you after registering here.
Spirit and Money – Self paced.
A 7 Session Pre-Recorded Self-Study Course ONLY $59.00!
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Your Money or Your Life/YMOYL a best-selling book and study course by Vicki Robin & Joe Dominguez – a 9 Step Program for personally Re-Tooling your conscious activity with money leading to transformation, fulfillment, and purpose.
Introduction to Solar PV – This is an online course.
HIGHLIGHTS FROM SIMPLY LIVING’S
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You can still rent The People Vs Agent Orange on Amazon
Java Central is located in Uptown Westerville at 20 S. State St. 43085.
NEXT WEEK: STARLIT WAYS (Chris and Rose) return – great voice, so stylish.
It is the time where we partner Creation in the creation of ourselves, in the restoration of the biosphere, the regenesis of society and in the assuming of a new type of culture; the culture of Kindness. ~ Jean Houston
NEWS + RESOURCES
FOR LIVING LOCAL
How to Shop for the Holidays (Using Amazon Alternatives)
Did You Know? SearchScene.com features gorgeous photos from all over the earth and they donate to nonprofits working to save the planet!
I’m addicted and happy to reduce my support for Google. Give it a try!
We need to have a course in school that teaches about ecology
and gastronomy. I could imagine that all children could eat at school for free and that the cafeteria would become part of
the school’s curriculum. ~ Alice Waters
Indoor Air Quality
Which Brands Are the Biggest Plastic Polluters?
Let’s Talk Sustainable Turkey
LIVE LOCAL, BUILD COMMUNITY #SIMPLYLIVING
- Over 145 free or cheap events this weekend in Columbus!
- Christmas in Downtown Columbus
- Restaurants open on Thanksgiving in Columbus (and to-go options)
- Upper Arlington Winter Festival, Breakfast with Santa, and Christmas Parade
- Three Bags Full and Upcoming Consignment Sales in Columbus
- Celebrate the season with Holidays in Uptown Westerville
- Get a Fully Cooked Thanksgiving Meal To Go
- Holiday events and more at Dawes Arboretum in Newark
- Sending Letters to Santa in Columbus and where to find Santa’s Mailbox
- Acloché Ramps-Up Hiring for Hundreds of Local Jobs
- All Ohio Reptile Show with dragons, pythons, and frogs (oh my!)
- Columbus Christmas lights displays, and a Google map to find them!
- Kings Island Winterfest
- Over 40 Holiday Art and Christmas Craft Festivals around Columbus
- Christmas Tree Farms and Lots in Columbus
- Craftin’ Outlaws Holiday Craft Market at CMA
- Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit in Columbus open now!
- 2021 Christmas Theater and Concerts in Columbus
- Santa’s Wonderland and Santa Pictures at Cabela’s and Bass Pro Shops
- Breakfast with Santa around Columbus
- Easton Holiday Lighting Grand Illumination and seasonal fun
Holidays, New Ice Cream Shop, Comedy & More!
Here’s a rundown of fun things to do this weekend. Pick up merchandise from the Columbus Coffee Festival from the online store. It’s time to place your votes for CU’s Best of 2021. Place your orders or make plans for Thanksgiving. Enjoy your weekend!
Nightlife and Comedy
Food and Shopping Events
ENJOY EXPLORING ART
WHAT ELSE CAN YOU DO
Wildlights opens at the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium.
Shop the Harvest Market at Bridge Park.
Conservatory Aglow begins at the Franklin Park Conservatory.
King Avenue UMC marks Saturday as Transgender Day of Remembrance.
The Hot Chocolate Race is happening around the Arena District on Sunday.
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“In our time we have come to the stage
where the real work of humanity begins.”
~ Jean Houston
Friday, November 19, 2021, 12:00 – 1:00 PM. The Problem with Plurality-Winner Elections – And Can Requiring Majority Winners Help Save Democracy? Only six states require their Members of Congress to be elected with a majority of the vote. All other states allow for plurality winners who, in multi-candidate elections, get more votes than any other candidate, but over half of the voters might have wanted someone else. What does that mean in a representative democracy with an allegiance to majority rule? And for a candidate who can’t win their own party’s primary election (because they aren’t favored by the relatively small and intense base of primary voters), but who would be the most preferred candidate in the general election, what is the effect of a plurality-winner rule? Our panel of experts will tackle these questions as we search for ways to protect our system of democracy. The panel will be moderated by Professor Steven Huefner, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. More information and registration here.
Friday, November 19, 2021, 4:00 – 5:00 PM. Honk and Wave for Our Revolution. Join us at the pedestrian bridge overlooking route 315 (near Whetstone Park) as we wave to the folks on their way home for the weekend. bring signs and a smile and a wave! Location: 4261 Olentangy River Rd, Columbus, OH 43214. Register with Our Revolution here.
Friday, November 19, 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, November 19, 2021, 9:00 PM. Democracy Hangs in the Balance in Honduras: Meet Leading Experts from the International Election Observation Mission. On November 28, the citizens of Honduras will vote for a new President, as well as all 128 representatives to their National Congress, 20 deputies to the Central American Parliament and many other local officials. These elections come 12 years after a military coup ousted the democratically elected president in Honduras. They should represent an opportunity for a democratic clean sweep. “But it won’t be simple or easy,” says Gustavo Irias, the Honduran democracy advocate who founded CESPAD (the Center for the Study of Democracy). With less than three weeks remaining before the country goes to vote, concerns are growing about the potential for fraud, restrictions on free speech and assembly, and potential violence. We invite you to meet members of the International Election Observation Mission, a delegation of over 250 Hondurans and 40 international observers coordinated by the Honduran organization CESPAD and Global Exchange. Registration and more information here.
Saturday, November 20, 2021, 12:00 PM. Climate Justice in Palestine. A conversation with Nedal Katbeh-Bader, advisor for Climate Change of Palestine’s Ministry of Environmental Affairs, and Abeer Butmeh, environmental engineer and PENGON coordinator. For more details see our webpage: www.scientists4palestine.com/climate-justice/. Register here.
Saturday, November 20, 2021, 1:00 PM. Film Premiere: Caging Childhood: Palestinian Children in Israel’s Military Detention System. Caging Childhood was produced by Defense for Children International – Palestine and premieres on November 20, 2021, Universal Children’s Day. Please join us for a virtual screening and panel discussion on Zoom. More information and registration here.
Saturday, November 20, 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. Register with Our Revolution here.
Sunday, November 21, 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 lnes. 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, November 21, 2021, 5:00 – 7:00 PM. Redbird Books to Prisoners. We collect, pack, and send books to Ohio prisoners every 1st and 3rd Sunday. Location: Thirdhand Bike Coop, 979 East 5th Ave, Columbus. Please wear a mask, and please don’t park in front of the building.
Friday, November 26, 2021, 7:00 – 8:30 PM. Fun, entertaining, and thoughtful: Bill Cohen’s Gratitude Concert Online. Friends. Freedom. Food. Music. Parents. Children. Pets. Laughter. Emotions. And dozens of other things. Despite the virus, racial injustice, and many other challenges, we all have so much to be thankful for. It’s the 8th year for this Thanksgiving-themed concert. Playing piano and guitar, he’ll sing songs written by, made famous by, or inspired by, a wide variety of folks — John Denver, Martin Luther King, the Weavers, Phil Ochs, Louis Armstrong, and Don McLean. Even Johnny Appleseed, Jiminy Cricket, and the “old ladies” on the TV show, “Golden Girls.” On several songs, Ann Fisher will add beautiful flute accompaniment, David Maywhoor will add percussion, and Joe Lambert and Joanne Blum will add soothing vocal harmonies. This year, for the second time, the program will be entirely online. Whether or not you’re a member of Facebook, you can see and hear the show by going to the Facebook page called “Bill Cohen Sings.” You can either search for that page online yourself, or you can click on this link, and hopefully that will connect you at the time of the concert. WWW.Facebook.com/BillCohenSings/live/. If you have a Facebook account already, just click this link. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A FACEBOOK ACCOUNT, YOU CAN STILL WATCH but you need to click 1 more thing! Once you click on this link (above) you will be asked to either log in or join. IGNORE THAT REQUEST! Instead, click anything else like Home, Events, Videos etc on the left-hand column and the notice to login or join will go away! Then, you can watch us live AT THE TIME OF THE CONCERT! This is a free concert, but if you appreciate the songs and the message, we’ll be welcoming donations for a non-profit charity, International Medical Alliance of Tennessee. That’s the group that Bill’s wife Randi goes with to the Dominican Republic every February. The all-volunteer group of doctors, nurses, and medical students provides free medical care to impoverished, disenfranchised Haitian workers who live and work just inside the D.R. border. Randi serves as the group’s interpreter, bridging the language gap between the Spanish-speaking patients and the English-speaking medical workers. During the show, you’ll be told how to donate electronically, or you can send a check to: IMA of Tennessee, 547 S. David Lane, Knoxville, TN 37922.
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“The fish trap exists because of the fish. Once you’ve gotten the fish you can forget the trap. The rabbit snare exists because of the rabbit. Once you’ve gotten the rabbit, you can forget the snare. Words exist because of meaning. Once you’ve gotten the meaning, you can forget the words. Where can I find a man who has forgotten words so I can talk with him?”
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