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Earth Day Events
Earth Day Worksite
Saturday, April 19, 9:00am
Earth Block building Ohio State Fairgrounds, 696 E. 17th Ave., Columbus 43211
The Earth Block House on the Ohio State Fairgrounds is a demonstration of energy efficient building techniques. Green Tech of Ohio generously allows Simply Living and other environmental groups to use the building for meetings, films, and workshops. Join us in working the flower beds, washing windows, and sprucing up this little gem.
Earth Day Worksites Now Open for Registration: http://www.greencbus.org. We hope you can join us, and if you choose another project, be sure to mention your affiliation with Simply Living. We welcome your bringing small hand tools for weeding, gloves for litter clean-up, and friends! If you are a member of the CSTB you can earn Time Bank credits.
Annie Leonard’s Story of Stuff Mini Film Festival
Tuesday, April 22 - 6:30pm
Northwood High Building, Community Room 100, 2231 N. High
Celebrate Earth Day week while we screen the classic Story of Stuff video along with screenings of several additional videos in the series produced by Annie Leonard, including The Story of Electronics, The Story of Change, and The Story of Solutions. Free. Donations welcome.
Earth Day Celebration
Saturday, April 26 - 11:00am to 10:00pm
The event will feature your favorite local bands, food trucks, kids' activities, environmental groups and businesses, and much more. Bring your friends and family for a full day of fun in the heart of downtown Columbus. For more information, visit http://www.greencbus.org/celebration
Farm to Market
Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 7:00pm
Bexley Public Library Community Rm.
2411 E. Main St., Bexley
An exploration into the world of shipping and selling produce. What determines cost and who gets that money? What affects the flavor, color, texture, taste and nutrient quality of our produce? Hear stories from the field, the drivers, and the market. Learn how to keep food fresher as home! And more... Workshop presented by Diane Flowers from the Bexley Natural Market and in conjunction with the Bexley Public Library and Simply Living. Location: Bexley Library Public Meeting Room, 2411 E Main St. RSVP and questions contact bexleynaturalmarket@
New Business Member
Green Scoop is offering a service in our community focused on pushing humanity forward - one scoop at a time! It is a local, independently owned business that takes on the responsibility of composting your dog & cat waste correctly in a licensed facility for animal waste composting. Green Scoop is the first business east of Colorado state to “upcycle” unwanted pet waste into renewable resources like safe, EPA approved compost and electricity. Reduce your ecological footprint and landfill waste by contacting Green Scoop at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (614) 699-0011. Special offers for Simply Living members include a free product with a full service yard clean sign up or 3 months food or pet waste bucket service. email@example.com
We are proud to be the recipient of a 2014 grant from Puffin Foundation West. The award will help us expand our documentary film series and focus on solutions that address environmental and social justice issues. Java Kitrick, Puffin Foundation West Director, applauds Simply Living "for reaching out and partnering with other local groups which will strengthen the resolve and lift the voices of all advocates working on these most pressing issues of our times."
How do we know what we don’t know? For starters, we turn to extraordinary journalists—journalists who sometimes risk their lives—to tell us the truth behind the headlines. Jeremy Scahill is such a journalist. And come July 10th you have two opportunities to hear him speak in Columbus about Dirty Wars, his new book, and to watch the award-winning documentary by the same name. Truth-telling in today’s world of unprecedented government secrecy and surveillance is a dangerous thing!Scahill will speak at the Wednesday Luncheon Forum at the Columbus Metropolitan Club (http://www.columbusmetroclub.
Active forum topics
Care and Share Time Bank Orientation
Tuesday, April 8, 7 pm
Whetstone Public Library
Learn all about the Time Bank and how to earn and use time credits.
Care and Share Time Bank
Sunday, April 13, 6:30 - 8:30 PM
First Unitarian Universalist Church, 93 W. Weisheimer Rd., Columbus, OH 43214
Check out the poster on the CSTB calendar event!