Ecovillage Interviews and community Q and A around Sustainment and Social Justice at SONG Common House sitting room, Ecovillage, Ithaca, NYThursday 14th, 7 to 9pm with Tendai Chitewere:Tendai will give an overview of her PHD dissertation on EVI from 2006 called: “Constructing A Green Lifestyle Consumption and Environmentalism in an Ecovillage”.[Todd Ayoung] will followup with some questions to Tendai and we are hoping to get a discussion going with Ecovillagers about how Ecovillage at Ithaca has moved on since Tendai’s dissertation study in 2006.The other two interviews and Q and A will be a framed by Tendai Chitewere talk:Saturday 16th, 1 to 3 pm with Krishna Ramanujan
Sunday 17th, 1 to 3 pm with Florian Charvolin of August.
The Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County is seeking volunteers to participate in an interview to evaluate material for a new workshop focused on Do-It-Yourself (DIY) projects that help save energy. The goal of the material is to prioritize and explain the most effective actions people can take to reduce energy waste in their living-spaces. The interviews will take approximately 45 minutes and be recorded. The purpose is to obtain feedback on the interest-levels and comprehensibility of the topics and presentation format. The final outcome of the project is to implement these workshops in homes across Tompkins County. We would like to schedule interviews in the next few weeks, and we are available to meet at a time and location most convenient for you.
Please contact Kevin at firstname.lastname@example.org, thanks in advance!
Via Share Tompkins
If you can’t contribute, please consider passing these links on. These are all such awesome folks, and they need support!
- Help Mothers in Africa Solar Power Their Village
- Support White Hawk Ecovillage’s affordable housing aspirations near Ithaca, NY
- Fuel the Frontlines of LGBTQI rights work with Astraea Foundation
- Help T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights to do their social justice work in Israel and North America
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Sorry to be posting this a bit late!
PUBLIC INPUT SOUGHT FOR
TOMPKINS COUNTY COMPREHENSIVE PLAN
How can we make Tompkins County a place where:
- Economic prosperity is accessible to all?
- Natural features and working rural landscapes are preserved and enhanced?
- The entire community is prepared for the economic, environmental, and social impacts of climate change?
- The built environment promotes safety and daily physical activity?
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Here are some of the very cool things that have landed in my in-box in the past few days. Had to share!
- Reverend Billy Vs. Robobees: ‘This is a film by Stop Shopping Choir member and Ethiopian-American activist Theodros Tamirat. In it, Reverend Billy & the Stop Shopping Choir marched bee-pollinated food into the Micro Robotic Lab at Harvard University. The lead researcher in this project has received public accolades and money from Navy, Air Force and the notorious drone designers DARPA. His scientists are designing a HoneyBee robot that would artificially pollinate the factory farms of the future, while its possible military uses stop at the word “Surveillance.”‘ Help finance the Third HoneyBeeLujah RoboBee Exorcism here.
- Astraea Foundation is seeking donations. Help support their excellent work for queer folks here.
- Video: “Why Are We Stuck in Climate Denial?”
“This salon-style event was hosted by Gay Nicholson of Sustainable Tompkins. To begin the discussion, Nancy Menning (Philosophy and Religious Studies) of Ithaca College, and Dave Wolfe (Horticulture) and Lauren Chambliss (Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future) of Cornell University provided some insight into the complex and often subtle explanations for denial, and approaches for moving beyond denial to address important questions regarding solutions.” Other talks: May 8: Can business and technology save us? May 29: Will government intervene? June 19: Is it up to the citizenry? Click more info on the video for details on upcoming events.
- Queer Women Who Tech Summit New York JUNE 19-22 // NYU LAW SCHOOL // NEW YORK “The Lesbians Who Tech Summit is the only event focused on increasing visibility and tech participation in two historically underrepresented communities: women and LGBTQ. The Summit brings together hundreds of queer women in tech (and the people who love them), for the most unique technology conference ever. We’ll highlight incredible queer women who are the next generation of technical leaders, and the people who have paved the way.”
- Information Session: NY State of Health Marketplace: “Come and learn about how the Affordable Care Act affects you, your family and your community please come to this information session on Thursday, June 26 from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at GIAC… Refreshments will be served.”
- The New Black is airing on PBS’ Independent Lens, and is up for an Audience Award. Click here to vote! “Centering on the historic fight to win marriage equality in Maryland, this documentary takes viewers into the pews, the streets, and kitchen tables to look at how the African American community grapples with the gay rights issue.” Click here to view a TED Talk by the director, Yoruba Richen.
Hm, that was a lot of stuff! Sorry for the long post. Hope these sorts of posts are of interest to folks; let me know what you think!
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Also, stop using exfoliating body products with plastic beads in them. Basically just use Bronner’s and stop doing everything else, okay?
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- Green Building Illustrated Book Release Hosted by The Sustainability Center (Ithaca)
- T’ruah’s Annual Benefit: Honoring Our Leaders (NYC)
- First Friday Gallery Night (Ithaca)
- Free Marissa Alexander
- Tell Senator Kerry how you feel about the Keystone XL pipeline
- Drop the Felony Charges Against Occupy Wall Street Activist Cecily McMillan (Avaaz.org, via Portside, via Edge Left)
- The United National Antiwar Coalition (UNAC) Demands “US Hands off Ukraine and Venezuela”: The United States government is the main instigator of the present crises in both countries (Facebook group; via Edge Left)
- ‘Dehumanization’ Made Possible by Low Status of Animals (Jon Hochschartner for Our Hen House)
- Oglala Sioux vow to stop Keystone XL on the ground if Obama won’t say no
- Black Feminism Goes Viral (Via @ArnoldKer on Twitter)
Elevator Music and Art Gallery
@New Roots Charter School (116 North Cayuga Street/The Clinton House)
new roots Opening Friday 7th: 5 to 7PM
Still Life with Calving Iceberg
By Maria Driscoll McMahon
“Still Life with Calving Iceberg” is an installation incorporating sculpture and drawing which explores the adolescent condition and identity formation through a central metaphor taken from the natural world: an iceberg that is falling apart, or “calving,” evoking not only catastrophic environmental destruction, but through a metaphor within a metaphor, a baby animal domesticated almost exclusively in rural areas.
Visit newrootsschool.org or call (607) 882-9220.