Upcoming Events

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August Social/Meetup

New Night and Time!
Local Matters
Wednesday, August 13, 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Local Matters is known for their awesome work transforming the local food infrastructure and their pioneering work with community gardens. You may be surprised to learn what they are doing in schools, about their Growing Matters programs and their new initiative: Wellness Matters! We will meet the new Executive Director, Michelle Moskowitz Brown, and visit their offices in a beautiful historic mansion on East Broad St.


Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret
Tuesday, August 19, 7:30 pm
Gateway Film Center, 550 N High St, Columbus 43201

This film is a groundbreaking feature-length environmental documentary following an intrepid filmmaker as he uncovers the most destructive industry facing the planet today, and investigates why the world's leading environmental organizations are too afraid to talk about it. Tickets must be purchased by August 9 to make this showing happen in central Ohio. $12.00 General.  Visit the Facebook page with the link to the tugg page to purchase tickets: https://www.facebook.com/CowspiracyColumbus?hc_location=timeline

Free Press Free Film Night

Tuesday, August 26 - 7:30pm
Drexel Theatre, 2254 E. Main St. Columbus 43209

A documentary film that asks the most critical question of our time: How do we become a sustainable civilization? Ready for a paradigm shift? Don’t miss this film! One man takes on city hall, Wall Street, and The Pope as he questions society’s most fundamental beliefs about prosperity: why is a roaring economy more important to us than a survivable planet? Free. Panel and discussion to follow. 

Movies with a Mission

Celebrate the power of film and a shared vision with the first annual
Puffin Collaborative Film Festival
September 21 - 25

Every screening will work to support the vision and efforts of a host of nonprofit organizatons joined together in support of positive community growth and inspired civic action.   

Gateway Film Center, 1550 N. High St., Columbus, 43201

New Business Member

Simply Living Social to Honor “1% for the Planet” Donation from Backroom Coffee Roasters!
Many thanks to Chris Bishop, owner of Backroom Coffee Roasters (behind the Trek Bicycle Store on Lane Ave) for a very generous donation that will help support Simply Living’s programs, including the new “Sustainable U” project to promote educational opportunities related to sustainability. See the article written by Smart Business about Back Room Coffee Roasters and Simply Living.
Backroom Coffee Roasters products are found at retailers all over the Columbus area.

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Time Bank Orientation
Monday, August 4, 7:00 pm
Whetstone Public Library
Learn all about the Time Bank and how to earn and use time credits.


Care and Share Time Bank
Community Potluck

Sunday, August 17, 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!