Environment

UU Ministry for Earth Tour – June 29, Portland, OR

Monday, June 29, 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
Portland, OR
Plan to stay an extra day after General Assembly and join UU Ministry for Earth for a tour of projects in the marginalized neighborhoods of Portland’s industrial north along the rivers and learn best practices that are sure to inspire action in you own community.

Showing of “Cowspiracy” – May 24, Silver Spring, MD; June 12, Oakton VA

Sunday, May 24, 11:45 a.m.
Christ Congregational Church
9525 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring, MD 20901,
in the second floor Conference Room.
Parking is behind the church, accessible from Brewster Ave. and Indian Springs Dr.
There is no charge and no pre-registration.
There will be a light lunch, the showing of the film, and a discussion. The documentary is about the environmental impact and sustainability of cattle farming and other animal husbandry required to satisfy our current dietary preferences.

Film Screening and Discussion of “Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret – April 12, Leesburg, VA

Sunday, April 12, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Photoworks
2 Loudoun St SW # A, Leesburg, VA (map)
Meetup page

Animal agriculture is the leading cause of deforestation, water consumption and pollution, is responsible for more greenhouse gases than the transportation industry, and is a primary driver of rainforest destruction, species extinction, habitat loss, topsoil erosion, ocean “dead zones,” and virtually every other environmental ill.

Populism 2015: Building a Movement for People and the Planet – April 18 – 20, Washington, DC

Saturday, April 18, 3:00 p.m. – Monday, April 20, 5:00 p.m.
Omni Shoreham Hotel
2500 Calvert St., NW
Washington, DC
Cost: $150- $500
https://populism2015.org/

Hosted by Alliance for a Just Society, US Action, National People’s Action, Campaign for America’s Future

The 2015 National Conference brings together national and local organizations that are building a New Populist Movement. This movement is already rising in cities and states across the country and, for the first time, will share a movement-scale strategy and story about how we are building a bottom-up people’s movement to align our economy with democratic values, bring our democracy back under the control of everyday people, and restore the planet that sustains us.