September 2018 Recommended Events Calendar

Wednesday, September 5 • Louisville Sustainability Forum: Education for Sustainability
Friday, September 7 • Theatrical Premiere of Evolve Louisville with Director
Saturday, September 8 • Rise for Climate, Jobs and Justice: Rally, March & Fair
Monday, September 10 • Kentuckians for the Commonwealth Monthly Chapter Meeting
Friday, September 14 • 5th Annual Smoketown Getdown for Democracy
Saturday, September 15 • Shinrin-Yoku: A Women's Retreat to Connect w/ Nature & Self
Saturday, September 15 • Old Louisville LIVE - Hal & Ben's Bike-In
Saturday September 15 • BugFest and Fall Plant Sale at Bernheim
Saturday, September 15 • Louisville Grows’ Up Up! Farm Film Festival!
Sunday, September 16 • Big Table - World's Largest Potluck at Iroquois Park
Tuesday, September 18 • Sierra Club presents The Work That Reconnects
Tuesday, September 18 • West Jefferson County Community Task Force Meeting
Thursday, September 20 • 3rd Thursday Lunch: The Kentucky Poor Peoples Campaign
Sunday, September 23 • SONICBernheim/Harvest Moon at Bernheim Arboretum
Tuesday, September 25 •  Kentucky Interfaith Power and Light’s Hope in Action Awards
Tuesday, September 25 • LSURJ presents: Interactive Dialogue on Voting Right

Preview of October 2018 Events

Monday, October 15 • EarthCare Partners presents Louisville Nature Center
Friday, October 19 • 2018 Sustainability Summit: Learning Together
Friday, October 19 and Saturday, October 20 • Awakening the Creative Spirit
Sunday, October 21 • Clifton Unitarian presents Democracy Wow! with Mark Steiner

Using Food to Spice Up Your Organizing

Words of Warning: The Top 10 ‘Nation’ Articles on Climate Change

Join the Rise for Climate, Jobs and Justice Team - Volunteers Wanted


Wednesday, September 5,
12 - 1:30pm
Louisville Sustainability Forum presents
Education for Sustainability
Passionist Earth and Spirit Center Undercroft, 1924 Newburg Rd, 40205

Please join us each month for interesting and informative presentation, dialogue and networking about sustainability issues. At each meeting there is one featured presentation and one or two shorter presentations, discussion, announcements, and opportunity for networking and building our community.

Education for Sustainability - Rethinking Education on a Changing Planet
Nancy Givens, Sustainability Educator

As weather-related catastrophic events, human dislocations, and deaths are becoming the norm and the latest scientific studies show worst-case climate change projections in real time, it is increasingly realistic to say that "Hot Earth" has arrived. We know that climate change poses an existential threat, yet dominant education paradigms in the United States fail to prepare learners with knowledge, tools, and "systems thinking" needed to create a sustainable future - along with moral education and an understanding of the natural and thermodynamic laws that supersede human growth and development.

Building from her shorter presentation offered last year, in this workshop Nancy will review what Education for Sustainability (EFS) is, the case for making EFS core to curricula for all grade levels and subject areas, and EFS basic concepts, methods, model programs, and resources.

Nancy Givens, M. S., has worked in academic, business, nonprofit, and government settings in several fields in developing and implementing programs and grants writing. For over twenty years, sustainability programs development and solar and renewable energy advocacy were her focus, and at various times, she worked in wellness programming, educational excellence, and leadership and management training. During her 20 years at Western Kentucky University she initiated and was Principle Investigator to several grant funded programs, including developing the University's wellness program and developing a mixed use green affordable housing community as demonstration project in partnership with KY Habitat for Humanity and other agencies.

Summary of the Water Quality Program
Zac Wolf, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Water Quality Program

Fighting Louisville Graffiti
Josh White, Louisville Graffiti Abatement Coalition

Directions to the Undercroft: The meeting will be held in the Passionist Earth & Spirit Center's Undercroft Conference Room located in the lower level of the Passionist Monastery. Access to the Undercroft is down the steps located to the right of the front porch of the monastery. Parking is available in the Sacred Heart Retreat parking lot, just south of the Passionist Retreat House, or in the St. Agnes parking lot, north of the church.   

Friday, September 7, 7pm
Theatrical Premiere of
Evolve Louisville
Featuring post-screening Q&A w/ Director and Subjects
Village 8 Theaters, 4014 Dutchmans Ln, 40207
Invitation from filmmaker Ben Evans

"Can Kentucky drive America's clean transportation/energy future?" My new hour-long documentary film, EVOLVE: Driving a Clean Future in Coal Country, attempts to answer that question and is having its Louisville Theatrical Premiere on Friday, September 7th @7pm at the Village 8 Theaters! Tickets are available at the door or in advance (recommended) at EvolveKY.org, and there will be a post-screening panel Q&A in addition to a pre-screening EV showcase.

We're encouraging folks to RSVP at our new Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/431800387227142/

I hope you'll join us for this unique event that celebrates the exceptional work of passionate people doing good things around the region. Please use the Facebook link to spread the word to your friends, family, and colleagues - we'd love to have a packed house. Thank you so much!

All the best,  Ben
Saturday, September 8 10am
Rise for Climate, Jobs and Justice Louisville
10 am Rally • 10:45 am March • 11:15 am Fair
Louisville Metro Hall, 527 W Jefferson St, 40202
Join the Rise for Climate, Jobs and Justice Rally and Fair this coming Saturday, September 8th from 10 am to 1 pm at Metro Hall in Louisville. Open to all, the rally is dedicated to the transition to one hundred percent renewable energy. Sign up here .

Climate-concerned citizens of Kentuckiana are coming together at Louisville Metro Hall to demand our local leaders commit to building a fossil fuel free city that puts people first. Ours will be one of thousands of rallies being held that day in cities and towns around the world making the same demand.

In particular, we will present Louisville Metro Council with a draft resolution that will call for a community-wide goal of 100% renewable energy by a certain date.   
     
We commend Mayor Fischer and his team for the concrete steps being taken to address climate change impacts in Louisville; the work is ongoing. However, we feel the wheel is turning too slowly in light of the threat. So, no more delays: it’s time for a fast and fair transition to 100% renewable energy for all Metro citizens.

However the climate challenge means more than reaching a certain goal. It also means putting power in the hands of the people. It means economic opportunity for workers and justice and dignity for frontline communities that are the hardest hit by the impacts of fossil fuel usage and a warming world.


Come attend our Louisville rally so that we can end the
era of fossil fuels and save the climate for our children
and grandchildren.

For more info and to sign-up, visit our event web page.

The Rise for Climate events are supported nationally by 350.org, The Sierra Club, Rain Forest Action Network, People’s Climate Movement, CREDO Action as well as locally by 350 Louisville, Greater Louisville Sierra Club, Louisville Climate Action Network, Cultivating Connections, Kentuckians for the Commonwealth, Kentucky Interfaith Power and Light, among others.

Monday, September 10, 6:30pm
Kentuckians for the Commonwealth
Chapter Meeting
First Unitarian Church
809 S. Fourth St, 40203

Join the Jefferson County Chapter of Kentuckians for the Commonwealth at their monthly meeting!

If you are looking for a growing base of fun-filled committed community leaders to share your talents with, look no further! The Jefferson County Chapter hosts over two thousand members from all over Louisville, Oldham County and across the bridge in southern Indiana. Our chapter hosts both the young and experienced from many different walks of life. While actively supporting all of KFTC’s statewide campaigns, members in our chapter also have work on local campaigns around air quality, economic justice, and more.

Since the chapter formed in 1983, we have supported and worked with allies on issues that affect you and me, including affordable housing, police abuse, sweat shops, hazardous waste reduction and recycling. Our doors are open to anyone who wants to fight for justice while building a compassionate, connected, and fun community here in our great city.
First Unitarian Church is wheelchair accessible, and this meeting will be potluck style so bring a dish to share if you're able! If you have any further questions about the space, or if there is something else we can do to make these meetings accessible for you, please don't hesitate to get in touch.
Friday, September 14, 4 to 10 pm
5th Annual Smoketown Getdown for Democracy
760 S. Hancock St, 40203
Smoketown neighborhood residents and friends are pleased to present the 5th Annual Smoketown GetDown for Democracy! The GetDown is a FREE block party powered by the people and open to the public. It takes place on South Hancock Street, between Lampton and Jacob Street, just east of downtown Louisville. 

The GetDown is a celebration of the Smoketown neighborhood's rich history and culture and will showcase the work of community groups and neighbors. The event features live entertainment, Smoketown organizations and businesses, voter registration, family-friendly activities, food trucks, and local craft beer from West Sixth Brewing. 

The GetDown line-up includes: Yared Sound, Alpha Diamonds, Mighty Shades of Ebony, Str8Diamonds Dance Team, Tim Tim, Von Gotti, Soon Tonio, Gucch, Junior J & Piff the Dragon.

The 5th Annual Smoketown GetDown is co-hosted by:  Smoketown Neighborhood Association,  Jefferson County Chapter of Kentuckians For The Commonwealth, The Wheelhouse Project, Bates Community Development Corporation, Kertis Creative, Children at Play Network, YouthBuild Louisville, Smoketown Family Wellness Center,  Studio Kremer Architects &  Hope by Hope.


Saturday, September 15,
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Shinrin-Yoku: A Women's Retreat to Connect with Nature and Self
Passionist Earth and Spirit Center,
1924 Newburg Road, 40205
Join us to immerse yourself in nature and awaken to the calm and alert essence within you. This meditative practice originated in Japan and includes awakening the senses, tuning into the body through the gentle movement practice of Qi Gong and interaction with nature through art and journaling. The evidence-based benefits of Shinrin-Yoku or Forest Bathing include decreased stress and blood pressure and increased immune function. Limited to 15 participants. Cost is $100; scholarships are available. To learn more or to register, contact Jennifer Owens, LCSW, at Jennifer@bridgemindbody.com or call 502 409 1285.

Jennifer Owens, LCSW is a trained ecotherapist and wilderness therapy guide. Jennifer leads women in outdoor activities such as backpacking, kayaking, hiking as well as guided Forest Bathing walks. Jennifer has training in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and regularly incorporates mindfulness in her work outdoors.

Jordan Dye, MSW, is a certified social worker and yoga instructor who co-leads mindfulness and healthy relationship programs. Her 20-year meditation practice parallels her exploration of nature, which began in the US and extends to Peru, Ecuador, and Southern Africa, where she served in U.S. Peace Corps.



Saturday, September 15, 5 pm - 10 pm
Old Louisville LIVE
Hal & Ben's Bike-In
Central Park, Between 4th and 6th Streets at Magnolia, 40203
Presented by Old Louisville Neighborhood Council, Ben Sollee and Hal Riedling bring music and a movie to Central park. Food trucks will be onsite and concession will offer Old Louisville Brewery beers for purchase. All performances are free!

Many thanks to our generous sponsors: Councilman David James, Louisville Metro Government, The 1300 Association, South Third Street Association, South Fourth Street Association, Garvin Gate Neighborhood Association, Belgravia Association, St. James Court Association, Treyton Oak Towers, Genscape, Paradise Tomato Kitchens and BC Plumbing.
Saturday September 15, 9 am - 4 pm
BugFest and Fall Plant Sale
Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest, Clermont, Ky 40110
Bernheim will be abuzz with all sorts of fun as we explore insects and their relatives. Join in the Parade of Bugs, have fun on an Insect Safari, dare to Eat-A-Bug! and much more!

You can also pick out the perfect plants for your home garden at the FALL PLANT SALE. Bernheim Select™ trees, shrubs, grasses and perennials await their new home in your fall landscape. See last year’s list of plants (we’ll post the list 2018 as the event gets closer).

Visitor Center

FREE; $5 per car weekend fee still applies for Non-Members





 Saturday, September 15, 7 -10pm
Louisville Grows presents the
Up Up! Farm Film Festival
at the Holy Trinity Clifton Center,
2117 Payne St. 40207
Calling all friends and supporters of local farming, food security and film! Join us for Louisville Grows' first annual Up Up! Farm Film Festival! We have been chosen as one of the few nonprofit organizations in the country to host a series of feature length, independently produced films and shorts that explore questions of farmland access, rural livelihoods, and sustainability of people and place.

$15 early bird tickets are available until August 15th. Tickets for nonmembers of Louisville Grows will be $25 beginning August 16th. Tickets are on sale now. Click here.

*All ticket holders will be eligible for prizes from local businesses during a drawing at intermission.

Pre-screening and intermission activities will feature booths by exhibiting partners. Refreshments will be available for purchase including Apocalypse Brew Works, Heine Brothers’ Coffee and Tina’s Fluff and & Pop. Proceeds will benefit Louisville Grows’ tree plantings, community garden grants and Healthy House programs.

A huge thank you to our sponsors, Limbwalkers and Heine Brothers' Coffee!


Sunday, September 16, 5 pm - 7 pm
The Big Table
World's Largest Potluck
Iroquois Park (on road behind Iroquois Amphitheater), 40214
Bring a dish and stories to share.
Magical things happen when people come together for a meal.
They connect. They share stores. Sometimes they break records.

We Can Make It Happen!

Imagine 3,500 people simultaneously sharing an intimate dinner with a few neighbors. Imagine the sights and sounds, the smells of tantalizing food, and even more, the interesting stories. Imagine the happy excitement you feel when you connect with a new friend. 

At the event, people will be organized into tables of eight, some of whom will be strangers. Volunteer table hosts will help facilitate the evening's conversation. We will share stories about the food we bring, about meaningful tables, about our lives, about ourselves. There will be no central stage or entertainment schedule. The only goal will be to engage with each other and leave as friends rather than strangers.

We are preparing for 3,500 participants which will put Louisville on the map for the World's Largest Potluck.


To be counted each person needs to bring a dish to share with six people and
must be present from 5:45-6:15 PM.

NOTE - Bilingual tables available!  In order to welcome and honor the diversity of our community, we are offering participants the opportunity to sit at tables with bilingual hosts who can help translate. If your primary language is Spanish, Arabic, Swahili, Somali, or Nepali, please indicate so when you register. We are also looking for bilingual Table Hosts.

Tuesday, September 18, 7 pm
Greater Louisville Sierra Club presents Mark Steiner and
The Work That Reconnects: Finding Hope and Meaning in the Natural World
United Crescent Hill Ministries building,
150 S. State St, 40206
We live in challenging times. How can we respond and continue our work in the world without burning out, numbing out or losing heart? One powerful option - we can choose to reconnect with the natural world and the wonders and resources that await us there.

This month Mark Steiner of Cultivating Connections will join us to talk about the Work That Reconnects, perspectives and processes developed by Buddhist scholar, activist and author Joanna Macy. This program is specifically designed for those who want a deeper sense of inspiration, hope and renewal in these troubling times. It will: reaffirm our connection with the more-than-human world; invite us into life affirming awarenesses; and help us find greater meaning and purpose. Beyond a traditional lecture, Mark’s presentation will mix it up utilizing a few poems, pair shares and simple group processes.

Mark Steiner is director of Cultivating Connections, a Louisville non-profit “nurturing and celebrating our connections with each other and our world.” He has presented talks, retreats, workshops, ceremonies, etc. since 1991. His specialties include Environmental Spirituality, the Universe Story, Sacred Story and The Work That Reconnects. In addition, he serves as the Coordinator of Communications at the Peace Education Program where he works with the PeaceCasters, a youth group exploring “Making Media That Matters”. Other projects Mark volunteers his time to include The Louisville Earth Walk, The Mighty Kindness Festival, 350 Louisville and Louisville Showing Up for Racial Justice.

We hope you’ll join us. Greater Louisville Sierra Club programs are always free and open to the public.


Tuesday, August 21, 5:30 pm - 7:30pm
West Jefferson County Community Task Force Monthly
Community Meeting
2900 W Broadway, Suite 218, 40211
On the third Tuesday of each month (except December), the West Jefferson County Community Task Force (WJCCTF) brings concerns and important information to residents and businesses about environmental health and wellness and issues that impact our communities. Topics vary each month and refreshments are provided from 5:30 – 6:00 PM followed by informative presentations from 6 – 7:30 pm. Join the conversation. Let your voice be heard and get the answers you need. Monthly topics are posted on the WJCCTF Facebook page for your information.

Follow this link to our Facebook event!
Thursday, September 20, 11:30 am - 1 pm
The Third Thursday Lunch presents Pam McMichael on
“The Kentucky Poor Peoples Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival”
Hotel Louisville, 120 West Broadway (Corner of Second & Broadway), 40203
For 40 Days of Action this summer, Kentuckians from across the state joined a national call to action to reclaim the moral narrative and lift up core issues of poverty, systemic racism, militarism, and ecological devastation. Pam McMichael, back in Louisville after serving 12 years as Director of the Highlander Center, is one of Kentucky’s Tri-Chairs, and will share about work of the KY Poor People’s Campaign to date and next steps of this movement

Full Buffet Lunch at 11:30 • Presentation at Noon • $7.00 at the Door
Reservations required by MONDAY before the lunch
RSVP to Pat Geier, 502-609-7985, pgeier@fastmail.fm
Free Off-Street Parking

PLEASE NOTE: If you make a reservation and then need to cancel, please cancel by the Monday reservation deadline. Failing to do so means that Hotel Louisville prepares more food than we need and we are charged for the meal that is not canceled. We thank you and look forward to seeing you!

Presented by Fellowship of Reconciliation & Sowers of Justice Network


Sunday, September 23, 6:30 - 9:00 pm
SONICBernheim/Harvest Moon
Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest, Clermont, 40110
SONICBernheim is a site-specific lecture and performance series exploring the relationships between sound, music, and nature.

Talk:
David Rothenberg
Professor of Philosophy and Music, New Jersey Institute of Technology

Sonic Works:
American Wild Ensemble (Springfield, MO) and Nickelson (JP Source, Louisville,KY)

Attendees will travel on foot from performance to performance. Chairs, blankets, flashlights, and picnics are welcome. Our sponsor Jim Beam will offer refreshments; no outside alcohol will be permitted. Every effort will be made to accommodate attendees with mobility restrictions. Upon arrival please check in at the admission table to purchase tickets and receive your wrist band.

$5 for Bernheim members/$10 for non-members.

SONICBernheim/Harvest Moon is presented by Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest, with sponsorship from Jim Beam Brands and media sponsorship from Louisville Public Media.



Tuesday, September 25, 6 pm
Kentucky Interfaith Power and Light’s Hope in Action Awards
St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, 330 N. Hubbards Lane, 40207
Join us at the Hope in Action Awards and be a part of the largest creation care event in Kentucky! This important event is the premier place where faith communities gather to celebrate the good works in creation care that have taken place in Kentucky over the last year.

This yearly event is the best place for communities of faith to meet and connect in a shared passion of caring for creation and we want your congregation to be part of that celebration.

Keynote speakers:

Sr. Ceciliana Skees, Sisters of Loretto - Front-line advocate that helped stop the Bluegrass Pipeline

Correna Tate, Bellarmine University Student - OurEarthNow graduate

The Hope in Action winners for 2018 are:
Jewish Community Center
Midway Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
St. Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church

Don't miss this opportunity to have your congregation represented at the largest creation care event in Kentucky. Reserve your tickets today and come hear how Kentucky's faith communities are caring for creation.
Tuesday, September 25, 6-8pm
LSURJ presents an Interactive Dialogue about
Voting Rights and The Struggle to Expand Them
First Unitarian Church, 809 S Fourth St, 40203
Louisville Showing Up for Racial Justice (LSURJ) hosts this panel discussion about the state of voting rights - including the attacks on them and the important work going on to protect them for everyone including people of color, poor and working class people and the formerly incarcerated. Program participants include State Representative Attica Scott and Bill Allison.

You are welcome to bring refreshments to share. Childcare and ride assists available upon request - just send us an email or message us on Facebook.

LSURJ hosts monthly meetings with alternating focuses on Socializing and Education. October 27th’s meeting will be a social potluck dinner from 5 - 7pm. Details to be announced. Please mark your calendars.

Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) is a national network of groups and individuals organizing white people for racial justice. Through community organizing, mobilizing, and education, SURJ moves white people to act as part of a multi-racial majority for justice with passion and accountability. We work to connect people across the country while supporting and collaborating with local and national racial justice organizing efforts. SURJ provides a space to build relationships, skills, and political analysis to act for change. More information can be found here.

While it is an independent entity, Louisville SURJ draws inspiration from the national SURJ effort. More information can be found here.
Preview of October Events




Monday, October 15, 6:30 pm
EarthCare Partners: Louisville Nature Center
Louisville Nature Center,
3745 Illinois Ave, 40213
Passionist Earth and Spirit Center is partnering with organizations like the Food Literacy Project, Louisville Nature Center, Louisville Grows, and the Nature Conservancy for events that help us see how we can respond to our call to be better stewards of the planet. In October and November, you will have several opportunities to see first-hand the great work that these organizations are doing and hear the compelling stories that called them into this right relationship with others and the Earth. We will visit their sites, tour their facilities, explore the drive behind their missions, and make connections with meditation and contemplative awareness. There is a $5.00 registration fee and donations will be collected.

The mission of the Louisville Nature Center is to provide nature education and encourage stewardship in an urban forest. The Center manages the Beargrass Creek State Nature Preserve, a 41-acre urban forest that provides critical greenspace and recreation opportunities in the city. The Preserve offers over 2 miles of hiking trails and hundreds of species of trees, shrubs, wildflowers and other flora as well as resident and migratory birds, butterflies, and other fauna. Their management goals include preserving biodiversity, restoring habitat quality and maintaining safe trail conditions.




Friday, October 19, 8 am - 5 pm

2018 Sustainability Summit presents
Learning Together - Fostering a Culture of Sustainability
Student Activities Center Ballroom, University of Louisville
The 5th annual Sustainability Summit is hosted by the Louisville Sustainability Council and the Metro Louisville Office of Sustainability.

True sustainability comes from groups of individuals sharing common expectations, norms and habits that benefit our environment and community every day – a culture of sustainability. It happens where each of us lives, works, and learns.

Join us for the 2018 Louisville Sustainability Summit where we expect that over 250 members of our community will connect to discover successes, identify opportunities, and creatively learn from each other about real steps to create this culture at your place of work, worship, and learning. This is Louisville’s annual opportunity for everyone interested in sustainability to gather under one roof.

Our Keynote speaker will be David W. Orr, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Environmental Studies and Politics (Emeritus) at Oberlin College, and founder of the journal Solutions, who will be addressing how the creation of a culture of sustainability leads to a revitalized local economy, elimination of carbon emissions, and restoration of local agriculture. The vehicle for this lesson is the Oberlin Project. Dr. Orr has authored eight books and is well known for his pioneering work on environmental literacy and ecological design.

University of Louisville will host the event in the newly renovated and expanded Student Activities Center and provide the unique opportunity to learn from their journey to establish a culture of sustainability.

Learn more and register here!







October 19-20th
Awakening the
Creative Spirit:
A Day Inspired by
Thomas Merton
Bellarmine University
An early bird registration rate of only $55 is available for a program at Bellarmine University “Awakening the Creative Spirit: Inspired by Thomas Merton”, 50 years after Merton’s death.

The program begins the evening of Oct. 19th with a screening by Morgan Atkinson of his film “The Many Storey’s and Last Days of Thomas Merton” and continues all day Saturday, October 20th, with Mass, “Monks Merton and Music” by Trappists from Gethsemani & Dick Sisto, a Preamble by Kentucky's Poet Laureate, Frederick Smock, followed by Robert Ellsberg's keynote address: "Merton, Nouwen and Day".

In the afternoon, there is a choice of either participating in a meditative calligraphy workshop or attending sessions on Pilgrimage, Icons, providing respectful and green burials, teaching Merton in elementary schools or Cambridge University and Merton in the art gallery. Registration fee includes coffee
breaks, lunch, and a farewell wine and cheese social at the end of the program.

Detailed information is available at www.merton.org/awakening
Sunday, October 21, 11 am-ish
Clifton Universalist Unitarian Church presents
Democracy Wow!
with Mark Steiner
Mark will share insights and stories related to his recent experiences as a witness to, and participant in, our complicated and challenging democratic process.
And More


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Words of Warning:
The Top 10 ‘Nation’ Articles on Climate Change

We tried to tell you.

Writers like Bill McKibben, Naomi Klein, Mark Hertsgaard, James Hansen, and Chris Hayes have produced some of the most farsighted reporting and analysis of the climate crisis to appear anywhere. They remind us that solutions have long been available, and that our failure to apply them might still be remedied. Herewith, The Nation’s top 10 articles on climate change, all of them worth reading—and acting on—today.

Click here to access all ten.
Join the Rise for Climate, Jobs and Justice Team
Volunteers Wanted

Are you interested in theatre?
Do you want to take on a role at this event?
Ever thought about combining art and activism?
Well, we have something for you!

Louisville, Kentucky's Rise for Climate, Jobs, and Justice rally on Saturday morning, September 8 is going to include a street theatre piece and we would love to have some volunteers.
We also need puppeteers to embody the Elemental puppets. Here is your chance to be water, earth, fire or air.
Email bdrewf@yahoo.com if you are interested and he’ll fill in the details.

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