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Join us for a neighborly event with the Oklahoma Chapter of the National Women in Agriculture Association to help get a food forest started in northeast Oklahoma City. Sponsored by our Transition OKC tree fund, food forests provide numerous benefits to a community for many years.
What to bring: water, hat (if it’s sunny), work gloves, digging tools.
Why plant fruit trees?
“Without question, this is absolutely the best and most creative film on the future of humanity and the environment” – Paul Hawken
OKC Premiere of “Tomorrow,” the film
Tuesday, April 25, 7 p.m.
Oklahoma City University Walker Center
N.W. 26th & Florida Street, Rm. 151, OKC
Free. Open to the public. Donations accepted.
TODAY, we sometimes feel powerless in the face of the various crises of our times.
TODAY, we know that answers lie in a wide mobilization of the human race. Over the course of a century, our dream of progress commonly called “the American Dream”, fundamentally changed the way we live and continues to inspire many developing countries. We are now aware of the setbacks and limits of such development policies. We urgently need to focus our efforts on changing our dreams before something irreversible happens to our planet.
TODAY, we need a new direction, objective … a new dream! The documentary Tomorrow sets out to showcase alternative and creative ways of viewing agriculture, economics, energy and education. It offers constructive solutions to act on a local level to make a difference on a global level. So far, no other documentary has gone down such an optimistic road.
TOMORROW is not just a film, it is the beginning of a movement seeking to encourage local communities around the world to change the way they live for the sake of our planet.
Start small to grow big, and write a new story for the generations to come. Watch the trailer here.
In 2012, the scientific journal, “Nature,” published a study led by more than 20 researchers from the top scientific institutions in the world predicting that humankind could disappear between 2040 and 2100. It also said that it could be avoided by drastically changing our way of life and take appropriate measures.
Shortly after giving birth to her first child, French actress and director Mélanie Laurent (Inglorious Basterds) became increasingly aware of the dangers and the state of urgency that her son will face in the future. Along with friend and activist Cyril Dion and their crew, she decided to travel the world in search of solutions that can help save the next generations.
The result is Tomorrow, an inspiring documentary that presents concrete solutions implemented throughout the world by hundred of communities. From the US to the UK and through Finland and India, together they traveled to 10 countries to visit permaculture farms, urban agriculture projects and community-owned renewable initiatives to highlight people making a difference in the fields of food, energy, finance, democracy, and education. Their common ideas and examples make Tomorrow one of the most essential and unexpectedly inspirational viewing experiences of our time.
Saturday, April 22
Location: South Oval of the OK state capitol building
9-10:30 – Science Expo
Come meet scientists, see demos, learn cool things and get connected.
10:30-11 – Rally/Speakers
Hear from those advocating for science: researchers, citizen scientists, high school students
11-11:45 – March (1.2 mi)
Route loops from South plaza of state capitol around the south parking lot. Children from Your Earth Our Future will be leading our march!
11:45-12 – Closing & Call to Action
Dynamic speakers and specific actions – leave feeling inspired and ready to engage in science advocacy!
Please join us in solidarity with the National March for Science and hundreds of satellite marches across the country and the world.
We support the National March for Science Mission statement:
The March for Science champions robustly funded and publicly communicated science as a pillar of human freedom and prosperity. We unite as a diverse, nonpartisan group to call for science that upholds the common good and for political leaders and policy makers to enact evidence based policies in the public interest.
Science Not Silence! Science Serves!
Good news for community saving and sharing in Oklahoma City! Have you ever wanted to do home repairs or improvements, but didn’t want to buy a tool you would use only one time? Well then, a tool library might be just what you’re looking for!
Join Toni Taylor and other members of our community to “lay the foundation” and “build” a tool library in OKC. This is their first meeting and SixTwelve is hosting.
Thurs., Nov. 3, 2016
7 – 8:30 p.m.
612 N.W. 29th Street
OKC, OK 73103
The Transition movement utilizes a range of tools to help people think about and envision the future. Art and culture are some of the tools we use, and can be powerful ways of engaging with people and inspiring deeper thinking about the society we have now, the society we want, and the choices we make to get there.
For the above reasons and more, we were excited to read about about Current Studio’s upcoming show, “Utopia,” which sounds meaningful, a means for artists to envision the future and we can imagine some may choose to delve into issues defining current times — such as climate change, rapidly evolving technology, social justice and inequity, and more. The group show opens Sunday, Nov. 6, and will feature work in a variety of media. The show’s curators are Kelsey Karper and romy owens, founders of Current Studio.
Here’s Current’s full description of the show:
“The concept of utopia, a society free of poverty and suffering, has been around for centuries. However, the concept of utopia can shift and change based upon the person imagining such a place. What is your version of utopia? Can such a place exist? Can we have utopia without dystopia?”
The opening reception on Sun., Nov. 6, at 6 p.m. also features Sunday Soup, an ongoing Current program. The idea behind Sunday Soup is deliciously simple – for a suggested donation of $10 (or more) – you get a meal that includes soup, bread, and coffee or tea, a community meal, and the satisfaction that comes from supporting a good cause (donations support upcoming projects at Current Studio which is a locally owned and operated gallery).
We look forward to seeing artists’ interpretations of “Utopia,” and hope you’ll check it out for the thought provoking content it will no doubt possess.
Another in a string of unique opportunities at SixTwelve in the Paseo District is coming up in less than two weeks. On Sat., Oct. 29, join Paul Mays, SixTwelve’s Director of Permaculture and botanist Phillip Koszarekz, of Super Awesome Landscaping, for a three-hour workshop on creating a rain garden using run-off from street water through the implementation of curb-cuts.
Learn about passive water catchment basins and native plants and their ability to soak water into landscapes and to clean pollutants from street run-off. These retention basins can minimize flooding and erosion and keep harmful substances out of our waterways. They can also reduce home owner and city water cost and help to beautify our community and add valuable wildlife habitat.
The cost for the workshop is $30 for non-members and $15 for SixTwelve members. Registration and more info here.