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Events/Meetings - this week:



Monday, December 29, 2014, 7:00 PM.   Central Ohio Solar and Smart Grid Cooperative.  Location:  First UU Church, 93 West Weisheimer Road.  Please check the meet up site to verify.  Sign up at meetup for more information. 


Saturday, January 3, 2014, 9:00 AM – Noon.   RecycleForce Columbus Electronic Waste Drop Off in Merion Village.  Recycle computers, televisions, cell phones, small appliances, and almost anything with a cord! See website for details. There is a $10 disposal donation for CRT computer monitors and CRT TVs 27” and under, $20 for those larger than 27”, $35 for rear projection TVs and $15 for dehumidifiers.  All other items are collected free of charge. Location: St. Paul United Church of Christ, 225 E. Gates Street, Columbus 43206 (Merion Village). RecycleForce Columbus is a social enterprise non-profit offering some of the most comprehensive and innovative recycling services around while providing life-changing workforce training to formerly incarcerated individuals.


Monday, January 5, 2015, 7:00 PM.  Columbus Community Bill of Rights organizational meeting.  Get involved in the effort to put a Columbus city charter amendment on the general ballot, defining our inalienable rights to pure water, clean air, safe soil, and self-governance.  It is time to affirm the rights of our community having primacy over corporate “rights” of the hydrocarbons industry, to pollute and damage our health and property.  Location:  Clintonville-Beechwold Community Resource Center, 14 W. Lakeview Rd., Clintonville.  For more information, see:   You can download and read the final language of our Columbus Community Bill of Rights from our website.  Click on the large symbol above to access our website, or on the link below. 


Thursday, January 8, 2015, 7:00 PM.  Democratic Socialists of Central Ohio (DSCO) meeting.   Open business meeting.  We will discuss our participation options in current local campaigns and issues, and our yearly social gathering.  We hope you can join us at the Northwood High Building, 2231 North High Street (intersection of Northwood and High Streets) at 7 p.m.  Parking is available in the back in spaces marked "R" or "Rardin" and on adjacent streets.  Location:  Northwood Building, 2231 N. High St., room 100.  Parking available in “R” spaces behind the building.  For more information, please contact


Saturday, January 10, 2015, at 1:00 P.M. Memorial Service to Celebrate the life of Lance Shreffler.  Many of us remember Lance devotion to Pastors for Peace, Central Ohioans for Peace, Columbus Campaign for Arms Control and many other peace and justice endeavors.  We will celebrate a life well lived in service and devotion to peace.    We look forward to seeing you there so we can both laugh and cry together and swap stories.Location:  Indianola Presbyterian Church, 1970 Waldeck Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43201.,


Saturday, January 10, 2015, 6:30 – 11:00 PM.  Free Press Second Saturday Salon.   Join progressive friends for socializing, networking, art, food, music.  Location:  1021 E. Broad St.   For more information, call 614-253-2571 or email   


Monday, January 12, 2015, 7:00 – 9:00 PM.  Central Ohioans for Peace meeting.  Location:  Columbus Mennonite Church, 35 Oakland Park Avenue, Columbus, Ohio. For information about COFP, visit our website at


Tuesday, January 12, 2015, 5:30 PM.  Franklin County Green Party Central Committee Meeting.  Program:  Open business meeting.  Location:  Northwood Building, 2231 N. High St., room 100.  Parking available in “R” spaces behind the building (map).  For more information, please contact  


Thursday, January 15, 2015, 6:00 PM.  PUCO Hearing on Coal and Nuclear Bailouts.   The Ohio Sierra Club is trying to get as many people as possible to attend the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) hearing Thursday, January 15, 2015, at 6:00 p.m., at the Michael V. Disalle Government Center, County Commissioners Hearing Room, 1st Floor, 640 Jackson Street, Toledo, Ohio 43624.  The hearing concerns FirstEnergy’s request to bail out their aging coal plants in Ohio AND ALSO FirstEnergy is requesting a ratepayer bailout for the accident-prone Davis-Besse nuclear power plant with its cracked shield building!  With Toledo's proximity to Davis-Besse, FirstEnergy may try to get a lot of people from the plant there.  Please respond Pat Marida if you would like to carpool from Columbus.   

Second, we want those in attendance to address the PUCO and simply say you do not want your electric rates to be raised to subsidize the aging and accident-prone Davis-Besse nuclear reactor!   

Third, whether or not you attend, please SUBMIT A COMMENT.  We need as many people as possible to submit a short comment opposing FirstEnergy coal and nuclear bailouts.  This does not need to take long and is critically helpful!  Go to  and note first in the comment box “PLEASE FILE OPPOSITION COMMENT UNDER CASE #: 14-1297-EL-SSO.”  You can also e-mail the Commission directly at using the case number in the subject line and also in the body of the email.   


Thursday, January 15, 2015, 8:00 PM.  Move To Amend Internet Radio.  Listen to it streaming at: and click on “Live.”  Move to Amend brings you voices from the movement to amend the Constitution.  This is a call-in program. Call (646) 652-2345 and press 1 to participate.  Listen in every Thursday - previous programs can also be accessed at the website. 


Thursday, January 15, 2015, 6:30-9:30 PM.   COSI Sustainability Film Series:  More Than Honey.  Join in COSI’s National Geographic Giant Screen Theater for a series of provocative environmental films and expert speakers.  Each evening includes a reception featuring local resources, film screening, presentations from experts, and opportunities to connect with local resources and organizations.    Decades after giant dams were considered an essential part of the United States expanding infrastructure, many of these dams are aging and obsolete.  The majority of humankinds food supply relies on honey bees for pollination; More Than Honey features researchers and scientists working to save our most important pollinators.   Location: COSI, 333 West Broad Street, Columbus OH, 43215, cosi.org614.288.2674. For ticket information, contact: Courtney Price, Director of Energy & Environmental  Initiatives <> or 614-629-3146.  Support for the Sustainability Series Provided by:  The Green Funds of the Columbus Foundation and The Ohio State University Office of Energy and Environment. 


Thursday, January 15, 2015, 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM.  6th Annual Ohio Human Trafficking Awareness Day.   Hosted by State Representative Teresa Fedor.  Location:  Ohio Statehouse Atrium, Columbus. For more information, please contact Claire Childers at


Saturday, January 17, 2015, Noon – 2:00 PM.  Move to Amend Central Ohio Meeting.  Learn about what Move to Amend is doing locally and how you can get involved!  Location:  First UU  Church, 93 W. Weisheimer, Columbus.  For more information, please contact: or see Facebook: “Move to Amend – Central Ohio” and Web: “


Sunday, January 18, 2015, 2:00-4:00 PM. Simply Living Social/Meetup Features Karyn Deibel's Traeger Movement Demonstration.  We're meeting at the Northwood High Building where we can arrange the space so everyone can participate.  Karyn is excited to share her passion for the Traeger method.  We will all leave moving a little lighter and with greater ease.  More details to come. 

January 19, 2015, 7:00 AM (doors open) – 10:00 AM.  30th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Breakfast.   Out of a Mountain of Despair, a Stone of Hope.  Keynote speaker:  Dr. Julius R. Scruggs, President of National Baptists Convention (2009-2014.)  Location:  Greater Columbus Convention Center, Battelle Grand, 400 North High St., Columbus.  Download ticket form:  (not available at the door).   

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