Global Warming: What Is It Going to Take?
Ohio author Paul Robinson asks: Can It Be Stopped?
Co-Creating the Eco-Future: Meetup & Discussion
Monday, December 6 at 7 pm EST on Zoom
Hi there all you cultural creatives! Simple livers, renegades from the consumer society, green activists, arts and craft makers, yoga lovers, meditators – you know who you are! 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. We can get there if we gather together, online and in person, learn from each other, and build a community that is inclusive, resilient, and way more fun than life in big box stores, traffic jams, and fast food. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for! Contact: Chuck@simplyliving.org Register
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Residential Solar Installation and Design – Online. Spirit and Money – This is a pre-recorded webinar course. Self paced.
There is no need for nuclear. The world can be powered
by wind, water and sun alone. ~ Mark Z. Jacobson
HIGHLIGHTS FROM SIMPLY LIVING’S BE THE CHANGE COMMUNITY CALENDAR
“All water has a perfect memory and is forever
trying to get back to where it was.” ~ Toni Morrison
“Sorry, there ́s no magic bullet. You gotta eat healthy and live healthy to be healthy and look healthy. End of story.”
~ Morgan Spurlock, Don’t Eat This Book
CountDown.TED.com will take place Monday, November 8 at 7:30 pm
Location: Busch House’s Valor Room. If all of this isn’t enough, we will be giving out free plants to attendees! CountDown is our second salon event of the year and a global initiative to champion and accelerate solutions to the climate crisis, turning ideas into action. This event will be featuring the amazing speakers of Dr. Joe Campbell and Rafael Quijada Landaverde to dive deeper into ideas that aim to build a better future in the race to a zero-carbon world! Details on the speakers are on the SL Calendar.
“Stan Cox cuts through the fog of mediocrity and offers a clear, honest vision for how social movements can win a truly just and sustainable society. There are few books I would recommend as wholeheartedly as this one. Don’t miss it.”
– Jason Hickel, author of Less is More: How Degrowth Will Save the World
NEWS + RESOURCES
FOR LIVING LOCAL
9 Health Benefits of Dark Chocolate
Tree of the Month November 2021
Ohio Buckeye (Aesculus glabra)
Mort Schmidt for Simply Living
The Ohio State University’s famous football coach, Woody Hayes, described the Buckeye as “a worthless nut”. And so it is. Nor does the wood have much value. But in November, as we’re winding up the football season, what better tree to honor than the State Tree of Ohio, Ohio Buckeye? Aesculus glabra, aka Stinking Buckeye or Fetid Buckeye, is native to Ohio, and not surprisingly, our most common Buckeye. Its natural range forms a band stretching from Ohio, west to Missouri, and from there, southward to northeastern Texas. Ohio Buckeye is especially common in moist soil along stream banks. Read the full blog post!
RECONNECT with Nature: Glacier Ridge Metropark
It’s hard to match the beauty of fall foliage: the gold rush of the American Beech; the blazing scarlet red maples; the oaks’ myriad sunset hues. Shorter days combined with longer, cooler nights is a tree’s signal to begin its biochemical process of change. The result of this fight-or-flight process is a landscape awash in the brilliant colors of fall. It’s a good time of year to tilt your head back and look up.
It’s also (always!) a good time of year to eat locally. Take your inspiration from the trees and cook with color this week. The tender green stalks of tomato, pepper, and eggplant have been replaced by their hardier brethren, but that doesn’t mean color (or flavor!) is lost. Kohlrabi, winter squash, onions, spinach, carrots – items that taste best after a frost – now line the market stands. Here’s a quick ingredient guide to cooking with fall color:
Greens: Asian greens, leeks, herbs, sprouts
Oranges: butternut squash, pumpkins, carrots
Whites: turnips, fennel, kohlrabi, cauliflower, garlic
Yellows: onions, delicata squash, pears
Reds: shallots, apples, beets
Browns: mushrooms, potatoes
Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler.
~ Albert Einstein
How To Start a Green Team in Your Child’s School
The Environmental Impact of Washing Dishes
Halloween’s Over, Compost Your Pumpkin!
LIVE LOCAL, BUILD COMMUNITY #SIMPLYLIVING
- Over 120 free or cheap events this weekend in Columbus!
- Restaurants open on Thanksgiving in Columbus (and to-go options)
- Gahanna Holiday Lights Celebration
- Create a holiday tradition with BalletMet The Nutcracker
- Gifts for mail carriers and delivery drivers
- 2021 Christmas Theater and Concerts in Columbus
- Experience a Victorian Christmas with Ohio Village Dickens of a Christmas
- Hit the Trail! Sip your way through Volume 6 of the Columbus Ale Trail
- Bar Crawl in Columbus: 12 Bars of Christmas Crawl
- Free Tool Rental at Modcon Living’s Tool Library
- ChristmasFair Holiday Market 2021
- Get a Fully Cooked Thanksgiving Meal To Go
- COSI After Dark: Fun for adults
- 2021 Veterans Day Events, Discounts and Freebies
- Franklin Park Conservatory Discounts and events
- Powell Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Day
- “Light Up Camp” Drive-Through Light Display at Flying Horse Farms
Holiday Shopping, Christmas Ale & More!!
Here’s a rundown of fun things to do this weekend. Head downtown on Friday for the Veterans Day Parade. Noah Hathaway (Atreyu) from The Neverending Story is coming to Studio 35 later this month. Enjoy your weekend!
ENJOY EXPLORING ART
WHAT ELSE CAN YOU DO
Check out happy hours and dj events at Budd Dairy Food Hall.
North Market Bridge Park has a tasting gala. Barley’s taps their Christmas Ale.
Union invites you to watch OSU take on Nebraska.
Check out the virtual summit for women of color.
Go on a Fall Farm Hop in Canal Winchester.
Celebrate 10 years of the Bison! Go on the Columbus Tweed Ride.
Columbus Crew has their final home match against Chicago.
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“Activism begins with you, Democracy begins with you, get out there, get active! Tag, you’re it” ~ Thom Hartmann
Friday, November 5, 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.
Saturday, November 6, 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.
Saturday, November 6, 2021, 2:00 PM. Palestine Foundation Virtual Gala. Join the Palestine Foundation for our virtual gala for 2021! Hosted by Amer Zahr; featuring Susan Abulhawa and keynote speaker Diana Buttu. With a performance by the Mawtini Choir. Register here.
Saturday, November 6, 2021, 12:00 – 3:00 PM. Columbus – Global Day pf Action for Climate Justice. Gathering in front of the Ohio Statehouse by the William McKinley statue. We gather to support the urgency of the UN climate negotiations by 200 countries in Glasgow, UK. We urge the Ohio General Assembly to adopt clean energy standards and get to net zero carbon emissions by 2030. Bring banners and signs (no sign poles permitted). We will march around the Statehouse and hand out information about COP 26 and paths to a sustainable future. Sponsors: Ohio Green Party and COP26 Coalition. More information and registration here or just show up!
Saturday, November 6, 2021, 12:00 PM. Medicare for All Car Caravan. The movement for Medicare for All continues in Columbus, with a Car Caravan, dedicated to encouraging Congresswoman Joyce Beatty to again become a cosponsor of HR 1976, Medicare for All. Gathering from Noon to 12:45P M, brief announcements; rolling at 1 PM. The route is not yet finalized, but I will email it or hand it out the day of the event. The route will be about 2 miles. We will gather in a parking lot on North 4th Street, between Long and Spring Streets, (set your GPS for 144 North 4th Street, and look for the Medicare for All signs at the entrance). We will have a Medicare for All sign for each car…you can bring your own as well. Plan to tape it to a car door, the hood, or on the back. This event is the idea, initiative, and sponsored by National Nurses United (NNU), a nurses’ union which has been a longtime proponent of Medicare for All and will be taking place in 3 other cities as well. Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Please RSVP here to attend and to get driving directions.
Saturday, November 6, 6:30 PM. Tellabration. Bill Cohen invites us to join him for a fun and unique evening of old-fashioned storytelling and music. He will lead off the program with a half hour of songs that tell stories — tales of separated lovers, forgotten veterans, a lady who swallowed a fly, murders sparked by passion, and people looking back on their lives in their golden years. Then, the REAL storytellers will take the stage. They are folks who’ve been delighting audiences, telling stories for decades now — in schools, senior centers, and festivals. They will tell tales the whole family can enjoy.
The tellers – members of the Storytellers of Central Ohio — will include Joanie Calem, Julie McGhee, Erin O’Neil, Joyce Geary, Judy Clapper, and Craig & Cindi Garrelts. Roy Nichols will emcee. Some stories will be light and humorous. Others may have a touch of mystery. Still others will be heart-warming. As a Covid safety precaution, all those in the audience will be required to wear masks, and the crowd will be spaced throughout the history museum’s auditorium. Donations of $10 per person are suggested. Location: Ohio History Connection, 800 E. 17th Ave, Columbus 43211.
Sunday, November 7, 2021, 6:00 – 8:00 PM. IRTF 41st Annual Commemoration: Rising Together, Resisting Extraction. The InterReligious Task Force on Central America (IRTF) will hold a special online gathering to mark the 41st anniversary of the ultimate sacrifice made by two Cleveland women in El Salvador (Jean Donovan and Ursuline Sister Dorothy Kazel of Cleveland), along with Maryknoll Sisters Ita Ford and Maura Clarke. The four women paid with their lives for their decision to stay in solidarity with poor, marginalized victims of the US-sponsored armed violence, which eventually claimed the lives of 75,000 Salvadorans and the led to the mass exodus of 1 million refugees. IRTF was founded by people of faith and conscience to honor their powerful witness and carry forward their legacy of solidarity. Please join us to celebrate IRTF’s four decades of solidarity with the people of Central America and Colombia: promoting peace, justice, human rights, and systemic transformation through nonviolence. Cost $0-40. More information and registration here. Facebook Event.
Sunday, November 7, 2021, 7:00 PM. Christian Zionism: What Is It, How Does it Impact on the Palestinian Question, and How Do We Combat It? “We declare that any theology, seemingly based on the Bible or on faith or on history, that legitimizes the occupation, is far from Christian teachings, because it calls for violence and holy war in the name of God Almighty, subordinating God to temporary human interests, and distorting the divine image in the human beings living under both political and theological injustice.” (2009 Kairos Palestine document). Panel participants: Jonathan Kuttab – Human rights lawyer; Executive Director, Friends of Sabeel North America, Dr. Don Wagner – Author, co-author of five books, including Zionism and the Quest for Justice in the Holy Land. Rev. Stephen Sizer – Author, Christian Zionism: Road Map to Armageddon, and Zion’s Christian Soldiers: The Bible, Israel, and the Church. Register here.
Sunday, November 7, 2021, 5:00 – 9:00 PM. SEVEN YEARS OF RESILIENCE. CELEBRATIONS OF AMAZING SERVICES & ADVOCACY. A BENEFIT BANQUET TO PROTECT & EMPOWER COLUMBUS YOUTH & FAMILIES. Please Join Us for an Inspirational Evening with Elected Officials, Interfaith and Community Leaders and our Youth Leaders as we gather to Support and Celebrate Columbus Youth and Families. In the last seven years, MY Project USA has become a mainstream Muslim Social Services & Civic Engagement Organization. We are working hand in hand with our interfaith and social justice partners to bring prosperity and hope to the under-served communities in Columbus. At our annual banquet, we will celebrate our accomplishments. We will also re-energize our base and will raise money to continue and grow our work to the next level. Please join us and bring your family and friends with you. Early bird tickets $30-50/person. More information and registration here. Facebook Event.
Sunday, November 7, 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.
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“Love yourself. Then forget it.
Then, love the world.”
― Mary Oliver, Evidence: Poems
“it is a serious thing // just to be alive / on this fresh morning /
in this broken world.” ~ Mary Oliver, Red Bird
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