{OCT/NOV G.A.G.E. Calendar} GrassrootsAction & GreenEvents & related notices

GrassrootsAction & GreenEvents Calendar & related notices

{OCTOBER/NOVEMBER} events - Table of Contents

*Special Notices - New Local Eco News outlets - Radio, Print & Net

>OCTOBER<

10/4 ~Midwest Pages to Prisoners Project @ Boxcar Books & Community Center
10/4 ~PFC Forum Series #1: Ali Abunimah on Peace & Justice in Palestine/Israel
10/4 & 10/5 ~'Burma in Crisis' & 'Burma Beautiful/Burma Brutal' (Indianapolis)
10/5 ~Steve Conard's Art Show during the Gallery Walk
10/5th thru 10/7th ~12th Annual Heartwood/Indiana Forest Alliance Reunion
10/6 & 10/7 ~State Green Party Congress in Terre Haute
10/6 ~Mother Hubbard's Cupboard Garden Work - Volunteer Opportunity
10/7 ~Midwest Pages to Prisoners Project @ Boxcar Books & Community Center
10/9 ~Sustainability Commission (BCOS) Monthly Meeting
10/9 ~'Discovering a Sense of Place' w/the Northwest Earth Institute
10/9 ~'A Conversation About Poverty' with Mayoral Candidates Kruzan & Sabbagh
10/11 ~NAMI Panel - 'Decriminalizing the Mentally Ill' @ the MCPL Auditorium
10/11 ~IDEM Enviro Ed & Health Workshops for Educators & Administrators
10/11 ~B-TOP (Bloominton Transportation Options for People) general meeting
10/12 ~Caldwell Eco Center general meeting
10/15 ~City of Bloomington Bike & Pedestrian Safety Commission meeting
10/15 ~'THE PARTNERSHIP WAY' - Book Discussion Session @ the Eco Center
10/16 ~Center for Sustainable Living Board Meeting
10/18 ~Mother Hubbard's Cupboard Seed Saving Class
10/19-10/21 ~BIONEERS simulcast & events @ Fine Arts on IU Campus
10/20 ~Parks & Rec - Putting the Willie-Steeter Community Gardens to bed
10/21 ~BUSTAN, Green Building & Environmental Justice in Israel/Palestine
10/22 ~Dom Nozzi, 'Road to Ruin' author (Livable Cities Speaker Series)
10/25 ~Indiana Forest Alliance Benefit
10/26 ~Caldwell Eco Center general meeting
10/27 ~Hoosier Hikers Council Trail Race/Walk

>NOVEMBER<

11/2 ~Mother Hubbard's Cupboard Garden Work - Volunteer Opportunity
11/3 ~Step It Up! Bloomington National Day of Climate Action
11/3 ~Mother Hubbard's Cupboard Garden Work - Volunteer Opportunity
11/9 & 11/10 ~2007 Simply Living Fair Holistic Health & Wellness Expo
11/10 ~Mother Hubbard's Cupboard Garden Work - Volunteer Opportunity
11/10 ~Indiana Chapter Sierra Club chapter executive committee meeting
11/12 ~Sustainability Commission (BCOS) Monthly Meeting
11/15 ~Purdue Tri-State Organic IP Video Broadcast: Beginning Organic Farming
11/16 ~Caldwell Eco Center general meeting
11/19 ~City of Bloomington Bike & Pedestrian Safety Commission meeting
11/29 ~Robert Cervero, (Livable Cities Speaker Series)

~ALSO~
*Action Alert! - Stand with Burma petition
*Eco Link - Ongoing Events & Volunteer Opportunities
*Green Media Notices-TV, Radio & Bloomington Alternative articles, video & blogs

Down to Earth, a new weekly section in the Herald-Times appears on Thursdays
http://www.heraldtimesonline.com/earth/
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EcoReport, a new, locally produced, radio show covering Environmental News,
airs 11:AM Thursdays on WFHB Community Radio, 98.1 & 91.3 FM

~Also archived: www.news.wfhb.org under News Home,
then click on EcoReport (or click on the direct URL below...)
http://news.wfhb.org/news/newstopics.php?tid=35
~Soon at: www.myspace.com/ecoreport
Story submissions:
Calendar submissions:
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>9/25 ~PCB episode of INTERCHANGE on WFHB Community Radio
Mylo Roze hosted the TUE, SEPT 25th episode of INTERCHANGE
which featured Community Activists working on PCB contamination in the area.

The mp3 URL address below:
http://news.wfhb.org/news/audio/Interchange20070925.mp3

*See a list of mp3s available now online @ the bottom of this message

http://wfhb.org
(812) 323-1200, 98.1 & 91.3 FM
INTERCHANGE Hosts,
As we do every year just previous to election time, we are devoting four consecutive INTERCHANGE programs to interviewing local candidates, and then on Election Day, we report on the election itself.
Here's the calendar:
10/2 Lisa-Marie (prerecorded)
10/9 Andy Mahler
10/16 Pre-election interviews
10/23 Pre-election interviews
10/30 Pre-election interviews
11/6 Election coverage
11/13 Tom Healy
11/20 Lisa Morrison
11/27 Mylo Roze
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Action Alert! - Stand with Burma petition

THERE WILL BE CHANGE...BECAUSE ALL THE MILITARY HAVE ARE GUNS.
--Aung San Suu Kyi

Join us in supporting the Burmese people in their fight for freedom, democracy & human rights.
Since Tuesday, Sept. 25th, thousands of Buddhist monks and others have taken to the streets in Burma to protest the increasingly brutal military dictatorship, which calls the country Myanmar.
In response, the government has destroyed monasteries, cut off phone & internet service to prevent communication with the international community, beaten & opened fire upon protesters, reportedly killing at least nine people, including several monks.
The time is now for the world to stand with the people of Burma.

Stand with Burma, sign a petition:
http://www.avaaz.org/en/stand_ with_burma/

For more information:
http://www.uscampaignforburma. org/
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OCTOBER 2007

>10/4 ~Midwest Pages to Prisoners Project @ Boxcar Books
7:PM @ Boxcar Books (210A S. Washington, downtown Bloomington)
Pulling requests from shelves, packaging & mailing books to inmates.
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>10/4 Beyond Partition, Expulsion & Apartheid: Peace & Justice in Palestine/Israel
Ali Abunimah, author 'One Country:A Bold Proposal to End the Israeli-Palestinian Impasse'
4-5:50 PM, Thursday, October 4th, Ballantine Hall Room 310
IU PROGRESSIVE FACULTY COALITION 2007-8 FORUM SERIES #1

Ali Abunimah
author of 'One Country: A Bold Proposal to End the Israeli-Palestinian Impasse'

Moderator:
Kevin Jaques, Associate Professor, Religious Studies, NELC

Ali Abunimah, a Palestinian- American journalist and writer, is the
co-founder and editor of the Electronic Intifada, the leading
Palestinian portal for information about the Israeli-Palestinian
conflict and its depiction in the media and, more recently, of
Electronic Iraq and Electronic Lebanon. A graduate of Princeton
University and the University of Chicago, he has written for the
Chicago Tribune and the Los Angeles Times.

Sponsored by the Indiana University Progressive Faculty Coalition
Office of the Vice-President for International Affairs
School of Journalism
Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures
Department of History
http://www.bloomington.in.us/ ~pfcpfc@bloomington. in.us
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>10/4 & 10/5 ~'Burma in Crisis' & 'Burma Beautiful/Burma Brutal' (Indianapolis)

Thursday October 4, 3:30-5:00 PM at the International Center of Indianapolis (32 W. Washington St. Indianapolis) we will have a discussion of "Burma in Crisis." Featured will be Burmese activists and scholars who have helped draft the new constitution for their country. They will help clarify the context and implications of the events we see on the streets of Rangoon.
This discussion of Burma on Thursday will be worth clearing your Thursday afternoon schedule to attend. A unique event Friday will be worth coming home early from vacation.

Friday October 5, from 6:00-9:00 PM the Harrison Center for the Arts
(1505 North Delaware St. Indianapolis) will host "Burma Beautiful/Burma Brutal: Images & Ideas from a Country on the Edge."
This will be a multimedia presentation of images and videos from Burma, which will serve as a backdrop for informal conversations about topics such as the prospects for peaceful change, political dimensions of Buddhism in Tibet and Burma, challenges of Burmese communities in Indiana, and other topics. Featured will be:
Photos and art from Burma by Indianapolis artist Jude Odell
Images from "The Sold Project," a documentary in production by Indiana 20-somethings exposing the human side of sex slavery in Burma.
Photos from refugees camps on the Burmese-Thai border by Emily Jacobi, an Indianapolis photo-journalist.
Video montage of current street protests by Geo-Pol analyst Pedro Cardoso Burmese scholars and dissidents from IU's Center for Constitutional Democracy in Pluralist Societies, who are drafting a constitution for a democratic Burma Members of the Chin and Karen ethnic minorities from Burma now in living Indianapolis.
~For more information about these events (and others): visit
www.provocate.org
https://webmail.sipr.org/exchweb/bin/redir.asp?URL=http://www.provocate....
Email or call 317-472-9666
~For information about the International Center of Indianapolis:
www.icenterindy.org
https://webmail.sipr.org/exchweb/bin/redir.asp?URL=http://www.icenterind...
~For information about the Harrison Center for the Arts:
www.harrisoncenter.org
https://webmail.sipr.org/exchweb/bin/redir.asp?URL=http://www.harrisonce...

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>10/5 ~Steve Conard's Art Showing during the Gallery Walk
October 5, 4:30-7:30 @ Bellevue Gallery, 107 west 9th Bloomington. Paintings will be on display until November 15.
Memoirs featuring the reflective consciousness paintings of Steve Conard Art Opening:
These paintings reflect that is the center of our focus is in crisp detail and the rest of the painting/life reflects the distortions that we imply or receive from the environment. The crystallizing of the subject is in focus within the space time continuum while background (field )environment is distorted.
The Bloomington Gallery walk is also that evening so there will be many other galleries to visit.
*For more information or an interview call Steve Conard @ 327 9167.
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>10/5 thru 10/7~12th Annual Heartwood Reunion & IFA Annual Convention
October 5th-7th, (Friday through Sunday)
~12th Annual Heartwood Reunion & Indiana Forest Alliance Annual Convention.
This year's reunion is in conjunction with Indiana Forest Alliance Annual Convention.
New folks welcome.
Location is Lazy Black Bear Ranch, Hoosier National Forest.
~See: http://www.heartwood.org/reunion/index.html for more info.

***Ride share offer/request from Greg Buck in INDY:
Indianapolis to Paoli to Terre Haute to Indianapolis (partial or entire trip)

~The itinerary that I am seeking to ride share with is as follows:
- From Indianapolis to the Heartwood Reunion (or Paoli, IN) on Friday, October 5th, late afternoon
- From Paoli to the Indiana Green Party Congress (or Terre Haute) on Sunday, October 7th, early morning and
- Back to Indianapolis Sunday afternoon or evening.

~At this time it appears that I will be driving. I also welcome people who are interested in riding from or between Indianapolis to the Heartwood Reunion in rural Paoli.
~However, I am also open to simply receiving a ride to Terre Haute from Paoli because I can catch a ride down to Paoli. And I can catch a ride with someone from Terre Haute back to Indianapolis.

Greg Buck, 317-917-1638
Director, Campaign for Sustainable Economics
Indianapolis, IN USA
www.sustainableeconomics.org
Details, map and ride sharing: http://www.rideshare.us/
Enter lookup code: 123

*Please endorse this Position on Economic Growth www.steadystate.org/PositiononEG.htm
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>10/6 & 10/7 ~State Green Party Congress in Terre Haute
Saturday, October 6th & Sunday, October 7th
The State Green Party Congress will be meeting in Terre Haute the weekend of October 6th and 7th, including Eugene Debs dinner at which Barabara Ehrenrich will be speaking.
For More Info: Greg Buck,
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>10/6, 10/20, 11/2, 11/3 & 11/10 ~Mother Hubbard's Garden Work Dates
~We have many upcoming Garden Work Dates which will focus on cleaning up the gardens and "putting the gardens to bed". We would love to have any and all of you join us in pulling out plants, planting cover crops, planting garlic, putting down manure, weeding, and playing in the gardens.
~All levels of gardening experience welcome. This is a great opportunity to learn from the experienced garden volunteers and staff of MHC.
~Some of these dates will be staffed by our fabulous ACE, Jessica Johnson, some by me (Stephanie Solomon), and some by both of us.
*Join us in the gardens*:
Mondays 4-6 at Harmony School Garden
Tuesdays 6-8 at Crestmont Community Garden
(contact me if you are interested in the Banneker Youth Garden)

Upcoming Garden Work Dates:

Date: Saturday 10/6
Site: Banneker Community Center Garden
Time: 2-4:PM
Projected Tasks: pull out tomatoes and peppers, weeding, clean up
perennial border

Date: Saturday 10/20
Site: Harmony
Time: 2-4:PM
Projected Tasks: pull tomatoes and peppers, clean up berry beds, clean
out greenhouse

Date: Friday 11/2
Site: Harmony
Time: 2-4:PM
Projected Tasks: "putting the garden to bed" potential crop tunnel for broccoli, season extension tasks, weeding

Date: Saturday 11/3
Site: Crestmont
Time: Noon-3:PM
Projected Tasks: clean up fence line, pull out old plants, organize tomato cages

Date: Saturday 11/10
Site: Banneker
Time: 2-4:PM
Projected Tasks: "putting the garden to bed", possible prep of cold
frames.

*Sign up now for upcoming class*:
Seed Saving: Thursday, October 18th from 5-7:PM

Stephanie Solomon, Assistant Director, Mother Hubbard's Cupboard
1010 South Walnut Street, Suite G
Bloomington, IN 47401
812.355.6843
www.mhcfoodpantry.org
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>10/7 ~Midwest Pages to Prisoners Project @ Boxcar Books
2:PM @ Boxcar Books (210A S. Washington, downtown Bloomington)
Pulling requests from shelves, packaging & mailing books to inmates.
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>10/9 ~Sustainability Commission (BCOS) Monthly Meeting
6:PM @ City Hall on North Morton in the McCloskey Room
The Bloomington Commission on Sustainability generally meets the second Tuesday of each month in the 2007 calendar year in the McCloskey Conference Room of City Hall.
All meetings begin at 6:00 p.m. in McCloskey Conference Room.
Bloomington Commission on Sustainability
http://www.bloomington.in.gov/sustainable email:
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>10/9 ~'Discovering a Sense of Place' w/the Northwest Earth Institute
Tuesday, Oct. 9th @ 6:30 PM, a discussion group using the curriculum from the Northwest Earth Institute will convene for the first of eight consecutive meetings at the Caldwell Eco Center, 323 South Walnut Street.
We will be discussing 'Discovering a Sense of Place' and share thoughts and ideas about why it is important to know the landscape upon which we all live.
The last session is a celebration of our newfound friendships and common interests. The cost for the book is $15.00 and can be purchased from Beckie. The sessions last for 90 minutes.
If interested, please Email Beckie Wagner: .
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>10/9 ~'A Conversation About Poverty' with Mayoral Candidates Kruzan & Sabbagh
6:PM on Tuesday, October 9th @ the Shalom Center Annual Meeting
Mayoral candidates Mark Kruzan (DEM) & David Sabbagh (REP) will speak in the Great Hall of First United Methodist Church, 219 E. Fourth Street, Bloomington.
Tickets are free. Call 812~334~5728 (from 9-4 weekdays) for more information.
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>10/11 ~NAMI 'Decriminalizing the Mentally Ill in Bloomington' Panel
NAMI (National Alliance for the Mentally Ill)
On Thursday, October 11th, a NAMI Panel,
'Decriminalizing the Mentally Ill in Bloomington'
starts @ 7pm in the Auditorium of the Monroe County Public Library.
~The panel will include:
~Sheriff Jim Kennedy speaking about the overpopulation of the jail and the mentally ill;
~Prosecutor Chris Gaal speaking about a jail diversion program for the mentally ill;
~Captain Mike Diekhoff speaking about the role of CIT in taking the mentally ill for treatment rather than to jail;
~Dr. Perry Griffith will speak about the advantages of the 24 hour hold law and the role of the hospital in the treatment of the mentally ill;
~Dr. Denny Morrison will speak about the role of CBH in the CIT process

~Judge Kenneth Todd will look at where we go from here.
~In addition, Judge Todd will receive the first "NAMI Beautiful Mind
Award" from the local NAMI-GBA affiliate for his work with the establishment
and execution of Drug Treatment Court.

Dr. Jill Bolte-Taylor
President, NAMI Greater Bloomington Area
www.drjilltaylor.com (812) 335-0459
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>10/11 from 9:AM to 3:PM ~IDEM Free workshops for Educators & Administrators
Enviro-to-Go, Enviro Ed and Health workshop for Educators & Administrators
Enviro-to-Go, an environmental education and health workshop for educators, will provide teachers and administrators with answers to these questions, environmental curriculum and low-cost hands-on activities for their schools.

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management’s event will be from 9:AM-3:PM, Oct 11@ Eagle Creek Park Earth Discovery Center.
To sign up, contact:
Jennifer Woolson-Helrigel@ 317-233-5433 or .
*Admission and parking are free, but reservations are required.
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>10/11 ~B-TOP (Bloomington Transportation Options for People) Meeting
Location: 101 East Sixth Street (across from ROOTS Restaurant)
Contacts: Buff Brown,
Eve Corrigan,
Web Site: http://www.b-top.org
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>10/12 from 1-3:PM, ~Caldwell Eco Center general meeting
Caldwell Eco Center general meeting @ the CEC near Rhino's
~Representatives from the various organizations housed in the Caldwell Eco Center meet every other Friday @ 323 S. Walnut (between the mattress & printing shops near Rhino's All Ages Club).
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>10/15 ~City of Bloomington Bicycle & Pedestrian Safety Commission meeting
5:30-7:20 PM-Showers Plaza/City Hall-Hooker Conference Room
(812) 349-3417,
http://www.city.bloomington.in.us
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>10/15 ~THE PARTNERSHIP WAY-Book Discussion Session (every 3rd Monday)

THE PARTNERSHIP WAY
by Riane Eisler and David Loye
Facilitated by: Steven Conard
Location: - 323 S Walnut St, Bloomington, IN
Phone: (812) 333-8277
Starts: October 15, 2007
Time: every third Monday at 7:00 pm

For a long time many of us have been aware of something basically wrong
in our lives, but have found it difficult to do much about it since we could not even name it or clearly visualize another way of being. Indeed, most of what has been taught to us as history seemed to indicate there is no other way.
The Chalice and the Blade: Our History, Our Future (by Eisler) takes us back to a time before these assumptions became embedded in our psyches and our culture. It shows us there is an alternative: another way of living, of loving, and of creating a world that is both safe and exciting: The Partnership Way.
Contact: Steve Conard,
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>10/16 ~Center for Sustainable Living (CSL) Board Meeting
October 16th, @ 5:15 PM in Monroe County Public Library, Room 1A.
Agenda Items: Contact Anna Tosick
CSL Web Site: www.simplycsl.org

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>10/18 ~Mother Hubbard's Cupboard Seed Saving Class
*Sign up now for this upcoming class*:
Seed Saving: Thursday, October 18th from 5-7:PM

Stephanie Solomon, Assistant Director, Mother Hubbard's Cupboard
1010 South Walnut Street, Suite G
Bloomington, IN 47401
812.355.6843
www.mhcfoodpantry.org
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>10/19, 10/20 & 10/21 ~BIONEERS simulcast & events on IU Campus
Simulcast by Satellite of the BIONEERS conference in San Rafael, CA.
Viewings will happen in the FineArtsBldg. Other related events on campus as well.
For more info, contact: Steve Akers,
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>10/20 ~Putting the Willie Streeter Community Gardens to bed
Saturday, October 20 from 1-4:PM @ Willie Streeter Community Gardens
(in Winslow Woods Park on the South Side)
~Gardeners and others with green thumbs are invited to clear the plots and put the gardens to bed for the winter months.
Duties: Volunteers are needed to mulch, weed and fertilize.
Program Time: 10/20 from 1-4:PM
Training: Volunteers will be trained at the beginning of their shift.
Age of Volunteers: 12 yrs. and up
Number of Volunteers: 10-25 per day
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>10/21 ~BUSTAN, Green Building & Environmental Justice in Israel/Palestine
4-6:pm, Bustan presentation in Wylie Room 015.
Allison Strang, a member of the Bloomington community, is organizing a presentation by the group, Bustan, a partnership of Jewish and Arab eco-builders, architects, academics, and farmers promoting social and environmental justice in Israel/Palestine.
BUSTAN cultivates models of sustainable resource use and combines in-depth political analysis with strategic action.
BUSTAN utilizes the principles of permaculture and non-violent direct action across ethnic divides.
For more information, please contact:
Allison Strang, .

>10/22 ~Dom Nozzi, Author, Speaks (Livable Cities Speaker Series)
Monday, Oct 22nd, 7:00pm -City Council Chamber
~Dom Nozzi, Author of 'The Road to Ruin' speaks
Contact: Buff Brown
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>10/25 ~Indiana Forest Alliance Benefit
Thursday, October 25th
For More Info:
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>10/26 from 1-3:PM ~Caldwell Eco Center general meeting
Caldwell Eco Center general meeting @ the CEC near Rhino's
~Representatives from the various organizations housed in the Caldwell Eco Center meet every other Friday @ 323 S. Walnut (between the Mattress & Copy Shops near Rhino's All-Ages Club).
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>10/27 ~2007 Hoosier Hikers Council Trail Race/Walk
October 27, 2007 Hoosier Hikers Council Trail Race/Walk.
The Knobstone Trail Mini-Marathon:Rain or Shine!
Mini-Marathon/10 mile/10K/5K Race/Walk on the Low Gap Trail at Morgan-Monroe State Forest
REGISTRATION from 7:30-8:30 am Eastern Daylight Time.
START at 9:00 am Eastern Daylight Time.
RACE QUESTIONS? Inquire by calling (765) 349-0204
or via email at .
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NOVEMBER 2007

>11/2 ~Mother Hubbard's Cupboard Garden Work Date
Date: Friday 11/2
Site: Harmony School Garden
Time: 2-4:PM
Projected Tasks: "putting the garden to bed" potential crop tunnel for broccoli, season extension tasks, weeding

Stephanie Solomon, Assistant Director, Mother Hubbard's Cupboard
www.mhcfoodpantry.org 812.355.6843
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>11/3 ~Mother Hubbard's Cupboard Garden Work Date
Date: Saturday 11/3
Site: Crestmont Community Garden
Time: Noon-3:PM
Projected Tasks: clean up fence line, pull out old plants, organize tomato cages

Stephanie Solomon, Assistant Director, Mother Hubbard's Cupboard
www.mhcfoodpantry.org 812.355.6843
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>11/3 ~STEP IT UP! Bloomington ~National Day of Climate Action

Welcome to Step It Up 2007!
Thank you for stepping up to join an action on November 3rd. We are going to have a tremendous impact, inspiring our leaders to take real action on climate change.
First, you might be wondering, what is actually going to happen on November 3rd?
Well, part of the answer to that question is, of course, up to you. We encourage you to contact the organizer of the action you are attending to see if there are ways to help prepare for November 3. In addition, there are some other inportant ways you can help make November 3 a successful day.
Invite the Leaders:
We need leaders to take action on climate change, not just politicians endlessly talking. Follow the link below to invite all elected officials and candidates for federal office in your area to attend your action:
http://events.stepitup2007.org/november/invites/list
(And ask everyone you know to invite the politicians as well.)
Spread the Word:
To make our leaders take bold steps on climate change, we're going to need to make sure all our friends and neighbors turn up and put the pressure on. Follow the link below to tell a friend about Step It Up on November 3:
http://www.stepitup2007.org/tellafriend
What can you do as we gear up for the November 3rd National Day of Climate Action? For starters, continue to check StepItUp2007.org for inspiring blog posts from other action organizers the Step It Up team. If you have a great idea for an action, let us know and we'll include it in the blog!
Keep up the great work, and stay in touch!
The Step It Up Organizing Team -- Bill, Ian, Kelly, Jamie, Jason, Jon, Lauren, May, Phil, and Will
http://www.stepitup2007.org

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>11/9 & 11/10 ~2007 Simply Living Fair Health & Wellness Expo:

"Simply Healthy:
Creating Sustainable Communities"
Simply Living Fair and Wellness Expo
November 9th and 10th 2007, Unitarian Universalist Church, Bloomington, Indiana
"Simply Healthy: Creating Sustainable Communities" is a holistic and spiritual lifestyle fair and expo. It offers a great opportunity to explore alternative health options, listen to lectures, and talk to experts on Simply Living, Wellness, Relaxation, Naturopathy, Herbs, Peacemaking, Arts, Local and Community Foods, Culture, Ecology and other diverse subjects. Susun Weed, renowned herbalist is the Keynote Presenter.
EXHIBITOR OPPORTUNITIES:
Every year more people make use of alternative and complementary wellness practices, services and products. Together we make this an unforgettable weekend of sharing and exploring different possibilities toward creating sustainable communities, enhancing our personal growth, as well as making new contacts and friends.
SPEAKER OPPORTUNITIES:
Would you like to give a lecture or demonstration about your area of expertise? We are excited to educate the community about sustainable living, personal growth, and wellness. Send us a proposal with your lecture topic and your background.
ADVERTISING OPPORTUNITIES:
Even if you are not planning to be an expo exhibitor or speaker, this is a great opportunity for you to present information about your business or service and share your support of healthy sustainable communities. Space is available in our printed guide as well as on our website.
For more information, contact ,
call 812-331-0886, or look for details on the website at http://www.indianaholistichealth.net/wellnessexpo.htm
This event is bought to you by the Indiana Holistic Health Network, the Center for Sustainable Living and the Caldwell Eco Center.
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>11/10 ~Indiana Chapter Sierra Club chapter executive committee meeting
November 10, Saturday at 10:00 a.m., Indiana Chapter Sierra Club meeting of the chapter executive committee All members of the Indiana/Hoosier Chapter of the Sierra Club are invited to attend. The meeting will be held at the chapter office, 1915 W. 18th Street, Suite D, Indianapolis, IN 46202. For information on various committee meetings, please contact the chapter office at (317) 822-3750.
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>11/15 ~Sustainability Commission (BCOS) Monthly Meeting
November 12 Sustainability Commission (BCOS) Meeting The Bloomington Commission on Sustainability meets the second Tuesday of each month in the 2007 calendar year in the McCloskey Conference Room of City Hall, except where indicated below. All meetings begin at 6:00 p.m. at McCloskey Conference Room Bloomington Commission on Sustainability
http://www.bloomington.in.gov/sustainable email:
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>11/15 ~Tri-State Organic IP Video Broadcast
Thursday- November 15th ~Tri-State Organic IP Video Broadcast: ~Beginning Organic Farming:
Certification, 6:00-8:30pm
at the Monroe County Extension office, 119 W. 7th St.
Registration is $10 per person
and includes workshop materials and refreshments.
Online registration is available through
the Purdue Conference Division: www.conf.purdue.edu.
For more information call Amy Thompson at 349-2575.
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>11/16 from 1-3:PM ~Caldwell Eco Center general meeting
Caldwell Eco Center general meeting @ the CEC near Rhino's
~Representatives from the various organizations housed in the Caldwell Eco Center meet every other Friday @ 323 S. Walnut (between the Mattress & Copy Shops near Rhino's All-Ages Club).
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>11/19 ~City of Bloomington Bicycle & Pedestrian Safety Commission meeting
5:30-7:20 PM-Showers Plaza/City Hall-Hooker Conference Room
(812) 349-3417,
http://www.city.bloomington.in.us
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>11/29 ~Robert Cervero, (Livable Cities Speaker Series)
Nov 29, Thursday, 7:00pm Speakers (Livable Cities Speaker Series) Robert Cervero (Professor at UC Berkley, author of "The Transit Metropolis") –City Council Chamber
Upcoming Saturday Speakers:
*Jan 19, ~Dan Burden (Livable Cities Speaker Series) Dan Burden (Walkable Communities, Inc.) –Time and place TBA (CONA is lead sponsor) Contact: Buff Brown

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~ONGOING EVENTS~

Saturdays from 1:30-3:PM ~ CEJ meets @ Trinity Episcopal Church
(Downtown on the corner of Grant Kirkwood)

Citizens for Effective Justice (CEJ) is an advocacy organization.
CEJ's mission is to advocate for effective implementation of therapeutic justice in our community.
~We are guided by:
Article One, Section 18 of the Constitution of the State of Indiana:
"The penal code shall be founded on principles
of reformation, and not vindictive justice".
~We are working to shift public and official attitudes and institutional practice away from punishment to restorative and therapeutic justice.
~We are advocating against the criminalization of mental illness and addictions.

Citizens for Effective Justice (CEJ)
Vid Beldavs, Secretary, Email:
Hal Taylor, President, Email:
Phone - (812) 333-9346 / Cell - (812) 325-3947

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~ECO-LINK~
ONGOING EVENTS:

~Community Bike Project hours & events:
Monday 6pm-10pm
Wednesday 5pm-10pm
Saturday Noon-3pm
Sunday 6:30pm-8:30pm Ladies' Night )

~Mother Hubbard's Cupboard (MHC)
Volunteer Garden Hours (starting in April):
Mondays 4:00-6:00pm at Harmony School
Tuesdays 6:00-8:00pm at Crestmont Community Garden

MHC *Bloomington Organic Seed Exchange*
With the vision and action of the amazing women, Sarah Mountjoy and
Rosemary Hart, the Cupboard is excited to present that an Organic Seed
Exchange at MHC during pantry hours on Monday.
Bring any extra organic seeds you have saved to the Cupboard and take what you would like to start in your garden.
M-F 4pm-6pm (between 5pm-6pm would be preferable)
MHC Contact:
~Bloomington Community Farmers' Market, 8:00am-1:00pm every Saturday from April 7 through September 29; 9:00am-1:00pm every Saturday from October 6 through November 24.

~Local Growers Guild monthly meeting, first Wednesday of every month. Please contact Bobbi Boos at bobbiboos@ gmail.com for locations.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:
Call for Volunteers:
Garden Project at University and Fairview Elementary Schools-We need folks to help install and develop gardens for the school students to use as a part of their educational experience. Contact Joe MckGibbon:

Mother Hubbard's Cupboard
(MHC) Volunteer Garden Hours (starting in April):
Mondays 4:00-6:00pm at Harmony School
Tuesdays 6:00-8:00pm at Crestmont Community Garden

~Help with BOGA – Contact Jen Cook, 339-6454, Jenivee Schoenheit, 330-1382, or Lucille Bertuccio, 332-8796
~Help with GOES class (assembling binders, etc.) Contact Lucille, 332-8796 or Michael Simmons, 349-3737
~Create brochures for GOES and BOGA -Contact: Lucille, 332-8796,
~Bloomington Community Gardens
-Contact: Michael Simmons, 349-3737 or simmonsm@ bloomington.in.gov
~School Gardens -Contact: Lucille Bertuccio, 332-8796 or lbertucc@ indiana.edu
~Mother Hubbard's Cupboard gardens:
Email: Brooke Gentile, brooke@ mhcfoodpantry.org
~Wylie House garden: -Contact :Sherry Wise, 855-6224
~Garton Farm: (assess grounds, develop plans)
Contact: Michael Bell, 336-6141
~Flatwoods Park Butterfly Gardens -Contact: Cathy Meyer, 349-2800
~Middle Way House -Contact : Clara Wilson, 333-7404
~Hospitality House -Contact: Rene Thompson, 353-3000
~T.C. Steele SHS -Contact: Steve Doty, 988-2785
*Volunteer Opportunity, this event will count towards the 40 hours needed to get your G.O.E.S. Certification.

To add events or join the ECO-LINK listserv,
send info/email to
center for sustainable living www.simplycsl.org
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*GREEN MEDIA NOTICES
Online Radio shows & Newspaper articles:

5/29 - INTERCHANGE -
Host Tom Healy talks with legendary Hoosier environmentalist, John Blair about "Indiana's Inconvenient Truth: world-class pollution". Blair is co-founder and president of Valley Watch, an Evansville-based organization devoted to the health and environmental integrity of the Ohio Valley in southwestern Indiana. He recently took training with Al Gore's Climate Project to prepare him for public talks about global warming. Blair specifically focuses on Indiana's contribution to greenhouse gases via coal-fired power plants. In addition, Blair, who won a Pulitzer Prize for his news photography in 1978, also speaks about media and the importance of a strong First Amendment. Blair was arrested for protesting vice-president Cheney's visit to Evansville in early 2002. He eventually sued the city of Evansville and prevailed at trial in a case that has far-reaching implications for free speech and civil liberties. A dedicated activist, Blair also discusses the importance of citizen engagement in government and offers some suggestions from his own successes in battling the Marble Hill nuclear power plant and preventing the dumping of nuclear waste in the Hoosier National Forest.
*Just click on the links at the end of each description to listen:
http://news.wfhb.org/news/audio/Interchange20070529.mp3

~past episodes & articles of mine...

MYLO ROZE
mp3s of past shows, blog info & previous articles of mine follow below...
*Just click on the links at the end of each description to listen.

~Archive (mp3-URLs) of my most recent radio shows (last four months):

*9/25
-PCB episode-
Guests: Enviro Attorney~Mick Harrison,
Citizen Activist~Greg Moore & David Schalk~former City Chemist
~Will air live @ 6:PM on TUE SEPT 25th & be online the next day

http://news.wfhb.org/news/audio/Interchange20070925.mp3

7/17
Big Coal vs. Coalition
Guest: Kerwin Olson of the Citizens Action Coalition about new proposed DUKE Energy coal-gasification plant.

http://news.wfhb.org/news/audio/Interchange20070717.mp3

8/21 ~Local Food episode~
Guests: Brooke Gentile of Mother Hubbard's Cupboard, Stephanie Solomon of Hoosier Hills Food Bank & Michael Simmons of Parks & Rec & the Food Policy Group.
INTERCHANGE ~ 08/21/07 Local Food Episode:
Host Mylo Roze talks with three major facilitators of local food availability about the scope and importance of local food security. Michael Simmons, Adult Programs Specialist for the City of Bloomington Parks & Recreation Department speaks about his involvement with the Community Gardening program, which rents out seasonal plots within the parks to members of the public. Simmons also represents the Local Food Policy Group, an organization working to assess and facilitate local food security and production.
Mylo is also joined in the studio by Stephanie Solomon, Volunteer Coordinator for the Hoosier Hills Food Bank, a regional food warehousing and distribution center.
The third guest for this local food episode is Brooke Gentile, Executive Director of Mother Hubbard's Cupboard, the largest free food pantry in Bloomington. Topics addressed fall under the three basic categories outlined by the Food Policy Group; Health and Nutrition, Economic and Social Justice, and Environmental Sustainability.
Discussed are the ecological impacts of industrial agriculture and convenience consumerism, local alternatives and community resources, upcoming events, educational programs to foster self-sufficiency and sustainable practices, and the many benefits of the re-localization of food production. Also addressed are poverty, hunger, and the need to expand existing programs to meet community demand. (59:33)

http://news.wfhb.org/news/audio/Interchange20070821.mp3

5/15
Mylo interviews Dr. Jill, the "singing scientist", about her work in Brain Science & Research & about her recovery from a left lobe stroke, the epiphany she experienced during her stroke & her evolution & activities since.

Discussed:
Schizophrenia, mental illness, the workings of the brain & nervous system, altered perception & shifts in society & consciousness.
Right & left brainedness, transcendental experiences, mapping minds magnetically, social justice & political advocacy.

http://news.wfhb.org/news/audio/Interchange20070515.mp3

6/19
Mylo speaks with young activists from two of the newer eco orgs inhabiting the new Caldwell Eco Center on South Walnut, members of Earth First! & GreenPeace.

Guests:
Edyta Sitko, Field Officer on Project Hot Seat
for GreenPeace's Washington, DC office.

Matiga, Roadblock EF!/the Listening Project (Anti I-69/Roadless Summer)

http://news.wfhb.org/news/audio/Interchange20070619.mp3

Entire Online Archive:
Other past episodes can also be found @ www.WFHB.org under News, Audio & Interchange. There are descriptions of the topics, guests & hosts from which to choose.

thanx,
MYLO ROZE
Founder of Holistic Affordable Housing, a Center for Sustainable Living project/nonProfit, devoted to building low-cost eco-condos & permacultural apts.
*Link on www.simplycsl.org.

I host 'interchange' on WFHB Community Radio ( 98.1 & 91.3 FM ).
You can listen to previous episodes at the station's web site under News, Audio & Interchange... http://news.wfhb.org.

My Community Access TV show, WME3tv,
airs Wednesdays @ 8:PM & Saturdays @ 10:PM
on C.A.T.S Cable Channel 7.
SOON on YOUTUBE & BloomingTUBE.com.

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