Upcoming Community Events

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What if confronting the climate crisis is the best chance we’ll ever get to build a better world?

Reserve your tickets now for the Triangle-area Premier Screening of

This Changes Everything, a new film based on Naomi Klein’s book on climate change (by the same title), on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at 7 pm at the Varsity Theater, on Franklin St. in downtown Chapel Hill.

Tickets are only $6.50; Reserve yours (and watch the trailer) here: https://www.tugg.com/events/70179.

Shot in nine countries over four years, the film is an epic attempt to re-imagine the vast challenge of climate change. Directed by Avi Lewis, the film presents seven powerful portraits of communities on the front lines, from Montana’s Powder River Basin to the Alberta Tar Sands, from the coast of South India to Beijing and beyond.

CommunEcos (Recyclique’s nonprofit), Transition Durham and the UNC Sierra Student Coalition are co-sponsoring this screening, which will help build support for a local protest action being planned for mid-November in the lead-up to the Paris Climate Talks.

We need to reach a minimum of tickets sold (of just over 100) within the next three weeks for the event to go ahead (they charge your card when that minimum is met). Please plan to attend (& bring friends). And help us get the word out by sharing this opportunity with friends.

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See info on our Fall 2015 climate change reading group on Education page of this website: http://communecos.org/education/capitalism-vs-climate-reading-group/

 

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Seed-Saving Workshop – Wed. Sept. 16, 6-8 pm. led by Jason Bzdula. “In this workshop of the RDU Farmers Alliance, we’ll discuss why you should save seeds, what varieties can be saved, what are the easiest to save, techniques for saving and the best ways to store seeds. Jason is a life long gardener who has experimented with seed saving and propagation for several years and is planning a mini farm in Durham County. Free and open to all.  The RDU Farmers Alliance holds monthly meetings on Wednesday nights in mid-month. For info on the next meeting topic, email: Jason at <duncantalia @ gmail.com>

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July 10, 6:00-8:30 Full Spectrum Food Activism
6:00 refreshments and networking
6:30 UNC Professor of Anthropology, Don Nonini, discusses how ending hunger will require both meeting urgent local needs and attending to the broader policy questions. Durham Farm Food Network presents the work of this new food policy council. Location: Scrap Exchange, 2050 Chapel Hill Rd.

July 21, 5:30-8:00 Taking it on!
5:30 Tour of SEEDS (space limited, please register)
5:30 refreshments and networking.
6:00 Kelly Warnock of the Durham County Health Dept. speaks on local government partnerships followed by “Open Space,” participant-led action groups. Bring your dream idea.
Location: SEEDS, 706 Gilbert St.

Co-sponsored by: Transition Durham, Inter-faith Food Shuttle, Society of St. Andrew, Triangle Land Conservancy, Urban Ministries of Durham, Bread for the World-Durham Chapter, Durham Congregations in Action, Durham Co-op Market, Recyclique/ComunEcos

Previous Action forum Events:

June 19, 5:45-8:40 Understanding the Problem
5:45 Dinner, networking, registration.
6:30 Screening of documentary film: “A Place at the Table,” a word from Bread for the World, then small group discussion on how government policies affect Durham’s food security.
Location: St. Phillips Episcopal Church, 403 E. Main St.

June 25, 1:15-4:00 Meeting the Urgent Needs
1:15-2:00 Tour of Urban Ministries (space limited, please register). 1:30 refreshments and networking
2:00 Inter-faith Food Shuttle and Society of St. Andrew’s Gleaning Project staff describe their work followed by World Café conversations designed to foster collaboration and innovation. Location: Urban Ministries, 410 Liberty St.

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