Events and meetings this week:
Tuesday, May 14, 2012, 6:30-8:30 PM. The Ohio Advanced Energy Roundtable - Sponsored By Ohioans for Clean Affordable Energy. The Ohio Advanced Energy Roundtable is an event bringing together Ohio’s top advanced energy, energy efficiency, and policy experts for an in-depth conversation about the state of Ohio’s advanced energy economy and where it’s poised to head next. The Roundtable will feature a discussion lead by Scott Miller, Director of Energy and Environmental Programs at Ohio University’s Voinovich School. The conversation will focus on Ohio’s technological strengths and changes in energy markets, with particular focus on the direction of where policy needs to go in the future. At the same time, the roundtable will discuss a current review of energy policy at the Ohio statehouse.
Panelists include the following individuals as well as representatives of the following businesses:
· Kevin Hallinan, University of Dayton, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and expert in Environmentally Conscious Design
· Eric Zimmer, CEO, Tipping Point Energy, one of Ohio’s top developers of distributed energy generation
· LEED Co, the Leaders of Ohio’s Promising Offshore Wind Energy Development
· EnerNOC Corporation, a Nationally Leading provider of energy efficiency and demand response services
· John Seyrak, CEO, Go Sustainable Energy, a Central Ohio based business providing cost-saving energy efficiency plans to commercial and industrial customers
Light refreshments will be provided at the event.
Location: The Blackwell Inn and Conference Center, The Ohio State University, 2110 Tuttle Park Place, Columbus, OH 43210, Room: Pfahl 140. RSVP right away!
Tuesday, May 14, 2013, from 4 to 8 PM. Local Matters Fundraiser. Chipotle Mexican Grill will donate 50% of their sales from customers who mention Local Matters or show the flier (link to flier here) from its central Ohio restaurants as part of its commitment to support community education about healthful food and the food system. The event is part of an ongoing partnership between Chipotle and Local Matters to educate the region about the importance of healthful eating, as well as the benefits of sustainable, local foods. This is Chipotle’s first market-wide fundraiser with Local Matters. Chipotle hopes to donate at least $10,000 to Local Matters’ educational and community programming. Local Matters works to transform the food system in central Ohio to ensure that every person has equal access and opportunity to healthy, affordable fresh food. Local food is fresher and more nutritious. It supports small farmers and reduces the carbon footprint of transporting food from the farm to the dinner table.
Wednesday, May 15th, 2013, 7:00-8:00 PM. Fight Back! Radio Show on the internet with host Bob Fitrakis. Listen and/or Call in from 7:00-8:00 PM every Wednesday. Join the online radio conversation: Call 1(877)932-9766 or E-Mail the show host. Podcasts of Fight Back! are available for download 24/7. More information at http://talktainmentradio.com/shows/fightback.html
Thursday, May 16, 2013, 7:00 PM. Edie & Thea: A Very Long Engagement. This timely and moving documentary film explores the 40 year "engagement" of lesbians Edie Windsor and Thea Spyer and concludes with their marriage in 2007 that became the very foundation of the case presently challenging DOMA before the Supreme Court; US v. Windsor. We will also host a live, post-screening SKYPE Q & A with film makers Susan Muska and Greta Olafsdottir who not only created the film but also accompanied Ms. Windsor at the historic oral arguments of her case before the Supreme Court this past March. Muska and Olafsdottir also produced and directed the critically acclaimed documentary, " The Brandon Teena Story". Live Post-Screening Skype Q&A with Filmmakers. Location: Wild Goose Creative, 2491 Summit St. Here is a link to the Facebook Event:
As usual, there will be a $5 Suggested Donation. We are expecting a good crowd and recommend reserving a ticket in advance: stonewallcolumbus.org/edieandthea
More information: Films For Action OH: Human Rights Film Series
Thursday, May 16th, 2013, 6:30 PM. Franklin County Green Party Central Committee Meeting. Open to the public. Location: 1021 E. Broad St., east side door, parking in rear. Contacts: firstname.lastname@example.org or 614-531-4146.
Thursday, May 16, 2013, 6:45-8:00 PM. Sustainable Clintonville May Meeting at City Folks Farm Shop. Please join us. Post your ideas for discussion and action on email@example.com. Not a member? Contact Suzanne Csejtey <firstname.lastname@example.org> if you would like to join the group. Location: City Folks Farm Shop, 4760 N. High St. in Clintonville (south of Morse Rd) 43214.
May 17-19, 2013. Environmental Justice Retreat. Frack Free Ohio will be hosting an Environmental Justice Retreat, May 17th-19th. This will take place in the Mohican area near Butler, Ohio. Location given is approximate for travel planning, actual location will be e-mailed after registration is completed. A private campground has been reserved for the weekend and there will be no charge to attend (donations accepted). This is an opportunity for us to come together and discuss what individual organizations are about, current and upcoming actions and how to plug in. There is tent camping available as well as bathrooms, running water, electric, covered pavilion, large fire pit area, outdoor amphitheater and most importantly....a secure and private getaway with beautiful wildlife. Attendees will be responsible for taking out what they bring in and providing their own sustenance for the event.
You must register for tickets to receive further details. There is no charge for the event but donations will be accepted to defray costs and support upcoming actions. This is a private event and you must have the link to access the eventbrite page: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/6622723745?utm_source=eb_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=new_eventv2&utm_term=eventurl_text# Feel free to share and invite those within your trusted network, tickets are limited!
Friday, May 17th, 2013, 2:30-4:30 PM. RainFresh Harvests Offers Free Tour of Clean Energy Farm. A second free tour this spring will be in coordination with Green Energy Ohio’s Spring Tour. This second tour will focus on the renewable energy systems.This spring marks 8 years of operation of the renewable energy systems. See how Clean Energy is helping to grow crops year-round, off-the-grid, in a biointegrated greenhouse that is powered by renewable energy. You will be able to see solar photovoltaic panels (2.1 kW) and a wind turbine (1.0 kW) produce electricity, as well as a solar thermal system for heating. Directions and more information may be found on our website www.rainfreshharvests.com Thanks to all of the support by customers that are asking for fresh locally grown food, and to the grocers and chefs that make the effort to buy locally.
Friday – Saturday, May 17-18, 2013 (Fri 6:30–9:30 pm Sat 9–5). Rethinking Corporations/Rethinking Democracy: Conference in Yellow Springs. Concerned about unsustainable energy production, e.g. fracking? Unsustainable food production, e.g. the use of genetically-modified seed? Want to know what you can do about it? Join us in Yellow Springs for The Democracy School, taught by the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund. Learn how more than 140 communities across the country – including Yellow Springs, Mansfield, and Broadview Heights – have elevated community rights over corporate privileges, asserting their rights to clean air, water, and a sustainable future through local law-making. Location: Unitarian Universalist Church on Route 68 approximately 2 miles south of Yellow Springs, Ohio. Teachers: Emelyn Lybarger and Chad Nicholson. Cost: $125 includes lunch & curriculum. Contact Dimi Reber, 937-767-1078 or email@example.com. Click here to learn more. NOTE: Registration Deadline has passed; must call to see if seats still available.
Friday, May 17th and Saturday, May 18th, 2013. Green Energy Ohio's Spring Event. The 13th Annual Meeting, Green Expo, Greening Dublin-City Tour, and Electric Vehicle Showcase will be held in Dublin, Ohio. For more information, download a this flyer, or you can get more information by visiting GEO's website.
Saturday, May 18, 2013, Noon – 2:00 PM, Central Ohio Move to Amend Meeting. Two ballot initiatives were passed in Ohio to support an amendment ending unlimited corporate money in elections. Location: First UU Church, 93 W. Weisheimer, Columbus. For more information, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or see Facebook: “Move to Amend – Central Ohio” and Web: “http://movetoamend.org/OH-Columbus”
Saturday, May 18th, 2013, 4:00 – 5:30 PM. Columbus Coalition for Responsive Government – DARE 2B FAIR Meeting. Location: Coalition Headquarters, 1051 E. Main St. Columbus. More information: http://columbuscoalition.info/?event=coalition-meeting-6
Saturday, May 18th, 2013. Sister Helen Prejean to Speak. Author of Dead Man Walking book & Movie Fame, Str. Helen Prejean, will speak Saturday May 18, 2013 at Epiphany Lutheran Church , 6430 Far Hills Centerville, OH 45459 (North 1/8 mile of I-675 on Rt. 48 Far Hills). Advance ticket purchase required. For Tickets: Contact Dale or call him at: 937/ 938-5781.
Saturday, May 18, 1013, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Green on the Green Festival in Worthington. Simply Living is a sponsor of Green on the Green - a free, one day, community festival providing visitors with a sampling of ways to "go green" including opportunities to buy re-purposed or recycled items, learning to appreciate native plants and animals, and educating folks on how to use less energy, produce less waste or adopt sustainable practices. Location: Downtown Worthington on SW and SE Village Greens. For more information: www.greenonthegreen.com.
Saturday, May 18, 2013, 12:00 PM. #HalestormOhio Demonstration. What do we want? 1) Reinstate Carla Hale, 2) New city ordinance to strengthen anti-discrimination laws. After the success of our last minute demonstration we are hoping with a bit of forward planning we will be able to get all of you to come out and show your support for Ms. Hale and Diocesan policy reform. Please join us at the Catholic Diocese to show the Bishop and the opposition that we are not going anywhere; we will not be silenced. Please wear your #halestormohio t-shirts to the demonstration. Hopefully, we will have some available for sale, as well as the checks/flyers for distribution. PLEASE SHARE WIDELY. Location: Catholic Diocese of Columbus Catholic Center 197 E Gay St Ste 1, Columbus, Ohio 43215-3229 View Map · Get Directions Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/171321183031315/
Sunday, May 19, 2013, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM. Friends of the Homeless Community Garden – Volunteers needed. We will be spreading gravel, making new cedar raised beds, repairing compost bins, general cleanup, planting and working with gentlemen from the shelter and New Horizon and women from Rebecca's Place. Bring tools, a thermos, and some food to share! Hope to see everyone, Please pass along the info. Contact: Sue Simon at email@example.com to let her know you are coming.
Sunday, May 19, 2013, 6:30-8:30 PM. Care and Share Timebank Meeting and Potluck. Learn how the Time Bank works. Bring a dish to share. Special program: Hand Reflexology with Tina Thonnings. Location: First United Unitarian Church of Columbus, 93 W. Weisheimer, Columbus. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. See www.HourWorld.org