10/10/10 Stevens Point Work Party (350.org)
Sunday, 10 October, 2010 - 17:00 - 21:00
There will be "Work Party" projects implemented, progressed, and discussed this summer, fall, and on 10/10/10 and we would like to bring all of these projects together in one place for the "Stevens Point Work Party” on October 10th, 2010. The event will be held at the Pfiffner Park bandshell in downtown Stevens Point starting at 5pm and ending at 9pm. The goals of the event are to educate the public about climate change and local projects curbing this issue, progress projects, celebrate the local successes, network, and have fun with music, food, and drink. It's almost like a "Work Party Fest"! My band Green Tea will host the event along with other bands (Loose Strings & Cannon Ball). We are looking for community groups, green businesses, volunteers, and many individuals to make this a big success. Please contact me (Trevor - email@example.com) to get involved.
After meeting Bill McKibben and seeing him present at the MREA Energy Fair in July I was charged to get involved and do my part as a knowledgeable citizen of this world. I know that other people were charged as well and this event will create a snowball effect...
• Performances by Green Tea, Loose Strings, & Canon Ball
• Vendors include: Emy J’s / Café Espresso, Kitchen 138, Green Co., & Curry in a Hurry
• Presentations by Alan Haney, Patty Dreier, Pastor Susan Zencka, Jeremy Solin, Louis Molepske Jr., Mayor Halverson, & more
• Individuals, groups, orgs, businesses, & municipalities will have a chance to speak in an open mic format promoting their work party projects (new & old).
• 30 businesses & orgs. exhibiting - MREA, ICE, Farmshed, Wild Ones, Down w/ Caps, ByPedal Power, UWSP (EENA, SER, SGA, SACS, WISPRG, WIST), Northwind, SPA Co-op, Portage County Smart Energy Team, MSTC (Renewable E Teams & SEUSS), Express Recycling, Midwest Computer Recycling, Boston School Forest, Holistic Moms, Central WI Resiliency Project, Audobon Society, SPASH-SPEAC, League of Women Voters, & more…
• There will be a UWSP shuttle to and from campus
• There will be a couple of live pieces of art in “the works” on site
• Tons of fun at the Kids' Zone
• MREA Solar Chaser will power the stage
• Electronic Waste & appliance recycling on site
• Composting on site
• Silent auction with tons of cool prizes
• Worldwide events/projects from www.350.org will be mentioned during the event.
• A huge group photo will be taken near the end of the event (under the tent).
• The Pfiffner Park bandshell area will act as a hub to connect volunteers with local work party projects on that day from 9am-5pm (10/10/10)
• Other ideas are welcome…
KIDS’ ZONE SCHEDULE
OF EVENTS (5pm-9pm):
5:00 Parent/Child read andexplore.
5:45 Presentation on Wild Edible Plants
6:15 Plant seeds to grow at home!
6:30 Clean‐water and the curious critters there in! Take a look at some beautiful uglies!
7:00 Kids Compost and Recycle Sort
7:30 Stories for the Earth!
8‐9 Parent/Child read and explore.
WORK PROJECT HUB (9am-5pm) – The Pfiffner Bandshell will act as a hub for volunteers to plug into various work projects around the community during the day (before the evening celebration).
*If you’re interested in volunteering just stop down at the bandshell during the day to talk with the hub coordinator about project options.
Here is a list of projects that we have so far:
1) CFL Distribution in Stevens Point
10 October 2010 (All day)
• Join Joe Kottwitz in distributing free compact fluorescent light bulbs around the neighborhoods of Stevens Point. WPS donated 100 light bulbs for this fun and educational excursion. Good active & learning activity for families & kids. Contact Joe for more info and the meeting location.
• How to Get Involved Planning the Event: contact Joe Kottwitz.
2) Environmental Film Screening, Share Project, Letter Writing Campaign.
10 October 2010 - 11:00am - 9:00pm
• The Green Team of Frame Memorial Presbyterian Church will coordinate three 10/10/10 activities:
• 1. 1:00 AM - We will lead a discussion at Frame Church of a new Share Program that will enable people to share their vehicles, equipment, expertise, and time with one another to reduce the amount of stuff people purchase and so reduce the negative impact the purchase and use of that stuff has on the environment.
• 2. 1:00 PM - We will have a free public screening at Frame Church of a DVD dealing with global climate change, and we will provide free popcorn to those attending. This will be the kickoff of an ongoing Frame Free Films program that will involve regular showings of films dealing with the environment, sustainability, renewable energy, affluenza, and related issues.
• 3. 5:00 PM - We will staff a Frame Green Team booth at the 10/10/10 Stevens Point Work Party at the Pfiffner Pioneer Park in Stevens Point, where we will distribute stationery, pens, envelopes, and stamps, as well as sheets listing the names and addresses of The President of the United States, Wisconsin's US Senators & Representatives, Wisconsin's Governor, our area's State Senators and Representatives, and the many people running for state and national office in our area in the November elections. We will provide those visiting our booth the opportunity to write letters to these individuals in which they discuss political action on global warming and the reduction of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere to 350 ppm.
• Event Host: The Green Team of Frame Memorial Presbyterian Church has for many years coordinated our church's environmental education and action efforts. Frame was recently designated as one of the first ten Earth Care Congregations in the Presbyterian Church USA.
3) Interfaith Religious Service, March, & Booth
10 October 2010 - 4:00pm - 9:00pm
• From 4:00 to 4:45 PM on 10/10/10 we will hold an interfaith religious service in Mead Park in Stevens Point. At this service, we will call upon members of all religions to recognize the moral obligations we all face as a result of global climate change. We will join together in prayer and music, acknowledging that, while global climate change will affect all of us, its impact will fall most heavily on the poor and citizens of third world countries. We will urge attendees to work together locally, nationally, and globally to preserve the earth and the plants, animals, and people living on it.
• At 4:45, we will march across the bridge over the Wisconsin River-symbolizing the importance of bridging the barriers that separate people of various faiths, cultures, and backgrounds in order to work together to reduce the impact of global climate change.
• From 5:00 to 9:00 PM, we will participate in the 350.org Stevens Point Work Party in Pfiffner Pioneer Park on the east side of the Wisconsin River. We will staff a booth at which we will provide information about how people of all religions can work together to mitigate the impact of global climate change.
• How to Get Involved Planning the Event: Attend our interfaith religious service and/or visit our booth at the Stevens Point Work Party.
• Event Host: Interfaith Community for the Earth (ICE) is a group of people of many faiths in Central Wisconsin working together to educate ourselves and others as we advocate sustainable practices for the well being of the Earth. We came together after the 350.org Step It Up rally in 2007 and are a member organization of Wisconsin Interfaith Power & Light.
4) Zero Trash Club
10 October 2010 - 2:00pm - 6:30pm
• My daughter, who lives in Madison Wisconsin and I - who lives near Stevens Point, heard you at the MREA. We could not come up with an idea that would work for the both of us, living 150 miles away from each other. My daughter belongs to a book club that meets every week. They assign and then discuss the books while enjoying company. They have quite a following. I found a blog on Huffington Post about a couple that went a year trying to have zero trash and between the two we came up with the idea of a Zero Trash Club. It would meet once a week (In Stevens Point and in Madison) to come up with ideas on lessening our trash with the goal to bring it to zero and to show others how this can be done. The first meet would be on 10-10-10 and if my daughter April and I can, we will teleconference between the two meetings. The Zero Trash Club will have the result of promoting buying local, being responsible for your purchase choices when it comes to the packaging they are in, what you throw away when you clean, and how to effectively recycle. I would also like to have a discussion section in the meeting of ideas to use items that are recyclable, and or businesses that have started up to do that.
• We will be putting together an awareness program for our club, with press releases and a website. We will try to keep the club small but promote other people to form the same clubs within their sphere of friends and associates - to keep things local.
• How to Get Involved Planning the Event: Contact me (Marlene Hobart) at the email address above to start your own Zero Trash Club at the same time that we do in your locality.
5) SACS Garden Work Day
Meet in the campus garden at 10am (10-10-10-10). (It's on Franklin Ave. across the street from the fire station & next door to the UW Credit Union)
• We'll be working to replace the plastic on our hoop house & fix its broken doors & any other misc. winter prep jobs. We're inviting everyone to bring a dish & to have a potluck late lunch together when folks get hungry (1-2pm). We plan on staying and working for as long as it takes to finish the job.
• How to Get Involved Planning the Event: contact Sara Polodna
6) UWSP Adventure Tours Bike Ride, Hike, & Kayaking
10 October 2010 - 10:30am - 2:00pm
• It's UWSP Adventure Tours 25th Anniversary and we will be hosting a bike ride, a Green Circle hike, and a kayak excursion on the WI River on 10/10/10. Everyone will meet at the Bukolt Park Shelter at 10:30am and start from there. Feel free to show up for the outdoors fun!
• There will be healthy snacks and a program to follow at 12pm.
• Event Website: http://www.uwsp.edu/hphd/adventuretours
• Event Host: UWSP Adventure Tours www.uwsp.edu/hphd/adventuretours
• Event Location: Rachik Rd.Stevens Point, WI, 54481 United States
• Directions To Event: Bukolt Park Shelter - Bukolt Ave.--> Rachik Rd.
• How to Get Involved Planning the Event: contact Trevor R
7) Biodiverse City Project
10 October 2010 – 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
• Help assemble a greenhouse and enjoy a small wind turbine demonstration.
• Location: Bobby Giffords home (517 Fieldcrest)
8) Garlic Planting
10 October 2010 – 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
• Plant garlic!
• Location: David Petersons Home Fire # 680 Hwy 49 (66 to end, turn North, 11.8 Miles till his house, house located on Left side)
9) Cleaning Up the Trash
10 October 2010 – 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
• Take a tour of the beautiful town of Stevens Point while helping us clean up the trash that has wondered astray.
• Location: Anytime between the hours of 9:00 am and 5:00 pm stop by the Pfiffner Bandshell to pick up trash bags.
• Feel free to bring your own trash bags and gloves if you would like to.
• How to Get Involved Planning the Event: contact Cody @ (715) 803-0749
Event Website: http://www.greenteaworldmusic.com
How to Get Involved Planning the Event: contact Trevor Roark: firstname.lastname@example.org
Event Host: Green Tea is a Celtic infusion band: www.greenteaworldmusic.com
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