Sustainable Living Fair - Climate Action Updates for October 2017

A Solar Tour of the Boone Electric Community Solar Farm hosted by Show Me Solar will be one of the highlights of the Sustainable Living Fair on Sunday, October 15, 2017, from 10:30 AM to 5:00 PM

BEC invites the public to a tour of its Community Solar Farm at: Boone Electric Cooperative, 1413 Rangeline St., Columbia, MO 65205 at 11:00 AM.

Also on the tour, Boone Electric’s Chris Rohlfing will share a short presentation on the background and history of the Community Solar Farm and how it fits into the cooperative’s power needs. FREE and open to the public.

Meet Show Me Solar at the entrance to the Fair between 10:40-10:45 AM, or at Boone Electric Coop, 1413 Rangeline St. in Columbia at 11:00 AM

The SLF tour to Boone Electric Cooperative will be leaving from the Sustainable Living Fair at 10:45 AM with carpooling available, or people taking their own vehicles if they prefer, to tour the Community Solar Farm.

At Boone Electric Cooperative the rendezvous point at 11 AM will be in the Cooperative’s Community Room which is located across the parking lot from the solar panels. Everyone is welcome to attend!

Bill McKibben Spoke in Columbia, MO on Wednesday October 4, at 7 PM

McKibben has written the first book for a general audience on climate change, and helped to found The Sanders Institute. The institute has 11 founding fellows, including Dr. Cornel West, Professor Robert Reich, Bill McKibben, the Honorable Nina Turner, Ben Jealous and others.

October 1-5 — An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power at Ragtag Cinema A sequel to The Inconvenient Truth, the follow-up documentary addresses the progress made to tackle the problem of climate change and Al Gore’s global efforts to persuade governmental leaders to invest in renewable energy, culminating in the landmark signing of 2016’s Paris Climate Agreement.

Join Renew Missouri following the Tuesday, October 3 at 7:40 screening for a post-film discussion sponsored by the Columbia Office of Cultural Affairs led by James Owen, Executive Director of Renew Missouri.

Watch: An Inconvenient Sequel Movie Trailer

Thursday, October 5 at 5 PM - 7 PM – Sustainability & Thriving – An Indigenous Perspective

210 Strickland Hall on the MU Campus – Hosted by Protectors of Water and Land

Coherency in an Incoherent World . A Lecture by Andrew Thunderdog

Traditional Medicine and Indigenous practices involving plant based medicines and cultural understandings of our relationship to the Earth. All life on this planet have similar needs , not just human beings. With these primary needs comes the guardianship and sustainability of the Land, sacred sites and unspoiled natural habitats. Indigenous life ways and the ceremonial practices are all based upon these. The value of a coherent way of living is that the inner world of human awareness and the outer world of human engagement with the physical world are congruent.

American Solar Energy Society (ASES) Solar Conference October 9-12 – Denver Colorado

http://www.ases.org/conference/

Friday October 13 at 7 PM – Climate Change Impacts on Public Health & Security -– Carolyn Amparan, Sierra Club Osage Chapter Chair & Climate Reality Leader

Calvary Episcopal Church, 123 S 9th St, Columbia, MO –

Center for Sustainable Living Program

https://www.facebook.com/events/129713037661334/permalink/134342570531714/

October 14 — Citizens’ Climate Lobby meeting in Columbia - 210 Waters Hall on the MU Campus

11:45am — Arrive

Noon — National call

1pm — Local meeting

2:15pm — Ends

For more information contact: George Laur, group leader Citizens’ Climate Lobby of Columbia/Jefferson City georgelaur@embarqmail.com

Sunday October 15 – Sustainable Living Fair – 10:30 AM - 5:00 PM - Columbia City Hall – 701 E. Broadway - Welcome!

http://www.slfcolumbia.org/

https://www.facebook.com/events/129713037661334/

The 2017 Sustainable Living Fair is this Sunday October 15th from 10:30 AM to 5:00 PM! This is a FREE event open to the public, at Columbia City Hall in downtown Columbia, on Sunday, October 15th. We’ll be learning about and celebrating the latest cutting edge techniques as well as all the tried and true traditional sustainable living lifestyle options. We hope you’ll be able to join us for this fabulous free event!

Visit Show Me Solar at their booth at the Sustainable Living Fair to learn about the launch of the Community Solar Farm challenge to all participating solar installers at the SLF.

One of the Sustainable Living Fair highlights will be a Solar Tour of the Boone Electric Community Solar Farm hosted by Show Me Solar

FREE and open to the public - Boone Electric Cooperative invites the public to a tour of its Community Solar Farm at: Boone Electric Cooperative, 1413 Rangeline St., Columbia, MO 65205 at 11:00 AM.

The SLF tour to Boone Electric Coop will be leaving from the Sustainable Living Fair at 10:45 AM with carpooling available. People may take their own vehicles if they prefer, to tour the Community Solar Farm.

Tour to start in the BEC Public Meeting Room (entrance directly across from the Solar Farm at Boone Electric Cooperative (1413 Rangeline St. in Columbia) at 11 AM. Meet us at the entrance to the Fair at 10:40 - 10:45 AM, or at Boone Electric Coop at 11:00 AM. For more info about the BEC Solar Farm from its recent open house see:

Boone Electric Coop Community Solar Farm to be on Sustainable Living Fair Tour October 15, 2017 at 11 AM

October 16, 6:30pm — From the Ashes free screening at Missouri River Regional Library, 214 Adams St., Jefferson City From the Ashes puts a human face on the complicated issues tied to coal production, the livelihoods of coal miners, and the risks to our health and the environment. It addresses the intense emotions on all sides of the political spectrum related to coal-based energy. The screening is co-sponsored by Citizens’ Climate Lobby of Jefferson City, Jefferson City Area Indivisible, Osage Group of the Missouri Sierra Club, River Bluffs Audubon Society and Missouri River Regional Library. Members of the co-sponsoring groups will lead an informal discussion following the screening. Not required, but you can let us know you are coming on our Facebook event page.

Empowering You – October Newsletter

Check out Empowering You- newsletter from Empower Missouri by Ashley Quinn

http://empowermissouri.org/empowering-october-newsletter/

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Columbia Citizens’ Climate Lobby member Robert Overmann’s guest commentary

Left unaddressed, climate change will come for Missouri

In the Columbia Missourian on Sept. 27. In it he writes about working as a public affairs intern for the Missouri Farm Bureau. He wrote, “I found people whose values aligned remarkably well with my own. There was, however, one mismatch that I couldn’t wrap my mind around: climate change. ...”

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