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Join UNO to collectively prove that many small actions add up to real change during the 2017 EcoChallenge! The EcoChallenge, organized by the Northwest Earth Institute, runs from October 11 – 25. During the two-week event, you will connect with other EcoChallengers, earn points for accomplishing your challenges, and watch our collective impact add up.
Join today (team: University of Nebraska at Omaha) and get started reducing your impact.
Seed Saving Methods: Dry, Wet, & Biennial
WHEN: Monday, October 23rd from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
WHERE: The Big Garden (5602 Read St.)
Join Cait Caughey and explore basic seed saving techniques for every gardener, including harvesting, processing, and storage. You will also help process and pack seeds for the Common Soil Seed Library! The Growing Gardeners Workshop Series, a collaboration between City Sprouts and the Big Garden, offers four seasons of hands-on workshops that feature skills and techniques for every gardener and urban farmer: growing, cooking, preserving and eating healthy local food. All workshops are free or low-cost, all ages, and no one will be turned away for inability to pay.
The climate is changing now! We should too. Citizens’ Climate Lobby is working towards legislation that would:
- Place a fee on fossil fuels at the source: well, mine or port of entry.
- Distribute the net revenues to U.S. households to offset higher energy costs.
- Include a border tariff adjustment to discourage businesses from relocating where they can emit more CO2. This will also encourage other nations to adopt equivalent carbon pricing.
Join in for a 1-hour informational conference call on Wednesdays at 7:00pm.
Register for the call at: www.CitizensClimateLobby.org
Conference Number: 1-866-642-1665
Join Citizens’ Climate Lobby in Omaha on the second Saturday of every month at 11:45am at Augustana Lutheran Church, 38th & Lafayette Ave.
Are you interested in creating a healthier Sarpy County?
Join the Tobacco Free Sarpy Coalition for its monthly meeting on
the 4th Thursday of the month from 11:30am to 12:30pm.
Meetings are held at CHI Midlands (1111 S. 84th St, Papillion, NE 6804) in the Smith Suite.
Lunch will be provided, please email Becky at email@example.com to RSVP.
Please feel free to bring a friend, we value your input!
“Climate Change and National Security” with Dr. Elizabeth Chalecki
WHEN: Thursday, October 26th at 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: First United Methodist Church (7020 Cass St.)
(Enter north door education wing.)
While some politicians may choose to debate the reality of climate change, the US military is aware that climate change has national security consequences: it will escalate instability across the globe, cause humanitarian disasters, contribute to political violence, and undermine weak governments. Climate change is already affecting our planet: in the US alone, we’ve seen plenty of examples this summer of the devastation and chaos caused by extreme flooding and fires. On a world-wide scale, the consequences are even more dramatic.
Dr. Elizabeth Chalecki, Assistant Professor of International Relations at UNO and Research Fellow at the Stimson Center (Washington DC), is an innovative thinker who is devoted to interdisciplinary, real-world research on the environmental and scientific basis of international relations. She is the author of over 20 works on the environment, security, and foreign policy designed for a cross-disciplinary audience. Her specialties include environmental security, global environmental problems, climate change, Arctic security, international security, international relations, sustainability and environmental politics.
Please join the Sierra Club for this thought-provoking presentation; free and open to the public with refreshments provided.
More information at: sierraclub.org/nebraska
GOC Signature Events:
Reel to Real Sustainability Film Festival featuring RiverBlue
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
2018 GOC Demonstration Tent
Coming April 2018!
Green Home Tour & Reel to Real Promo Area
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