Black Friday offers the challenge to BUY NOTHING! The Quaker testimonies of Simplicity, Community and Stewardship encourage Friends to find creative ways to care for the earth and each other, and we want to extend this opportunity to others in the community. Creating a space to practice thinking together in a new way about how we place value on objects and services within our community seems like a worthwhile way to observe the day after Thanksgiving.
The Climate Action Team of First Unitarian Universalist Church will host Traveler in a concert on Saturday, September 22, 7:30pm at the Church at 5200 Fannin. Proceeds will be donated to Clinic Access and the Malala Fund, both of which combat climate change by helping to stabilize the population. Traveler is a well-known three member group of local folk/rock/blues singer songwriters.
Join us in Houston for the first stop of Stories of Survival Tour. From the the Gulf South to Puerto Rico Stories of Survival will bring community together to learn, deepen connections, and share stories about community-centered solutions and strategies for survival in the face of climate change. Coinciding with observances of the devastating disasters during hurricane season that continually impact our home places, the tour will include FREE solar-powered “Cine Solar” film screenings, community dinners, storytelling, collective visioning, and other unique artistic and cultural offerings.
There is much current attention to social and economic inequality. The Occupy movement did much to highlight the inequality and framed the issues as the 1% versus the 99%. Unfortunately, the root cause of inequality is kept a deep secret – theft of surplus value created by workers.
JOIN US as we REBUILD Houston as a center for sustainability! Meet the leaders behind Houston’s environmental repurposing movement.
An opportunity for attendees to discuss collaboration as a network of like-minded businesses, mutually supporting one another, for one goal.