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This week’s opportunities for positive change.

 

Wednesday, Oct. 10

A program entitled "Living Lean and Green: Home Energy Strategies That Work for You and the World" will be offered on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Irvington Library by Central Indiana Environmental Education Program (CIEEP), a program of the Citizens Action Coalition Education Fund, funded by a grant from the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust.

This program will introduce individuals and households to the impact of global warming on our community, and to a set of simple tools that reduce our energy consumption. While becoming more energy efficient to help solve the problem of global warming, we will also save money on our gas and electric bills. For more info, visit cacefindiana.org or contact Paul Chase at 812-988-2153 or pchase@cacefindiana.org

Friday, Oct. 12

As part of a nationwide action called "Seven Straight Nights for Equal Rights," there will be a screening of the new documentary “In-laws and Outlaws,” which weaves together stories of persons married and single, gay and straight, to show what they have in common, on Friday, Oct. 12 at 3:30 p.m. at Christ Church Cathedral on Monument Circle, and a rally supporting equal rights for all gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Americans and their families, 6-10 p.m., on the east steps of the Statehouse, Capitol and Market.

The vigil features speakers James Mulholland (Quaker minister and co-author of “If Grace Is True: Why God Will Save Every Person” and “If God Is Love: Rediscovering Grace in an Ungracious World”). Recording artist Tim Hoover will provide musical entertainment.

The nationwide effort is sponsored by Atticus Circle, dedicated to achieving equality for all partners, parents and their children regardless of sexual orientation, and Soulforce, a social justice organization that seeks freedom for LGBT people from religious and political oppression through the practice of relentless nonviolent resistance. For more info, e-mail Sheila Rosenthal at rose.fam@verizon.net.

Saturday, Oct. 13

The monthly meeting of the Indiana Information Center on the Abolition of Capital Punishment will take place on Saturday, Oct. 13 at 1 p.m. at ACLU of Indiana offices, 1031 E. Washington. For more information or directions, visit iicacp.org or contact Chris Hitz-Bradley at 797-3210 or exparrot@sbcglobal.net.

Saturday, Oct. 13

Peace Learning Center, which has reached more than 100,000 people in its mission to promote a culture of peace through education to youth and communities and to resolve conflicts peacefully, will celebrate its 10th anniversary on Saturday, Oct. 13, 1-4 p.m. at its center on 6040 DeLong St. in Eagle Creek Park (cost: $6 at the gate, including park entrance fee; children under 12 free). For more info or advance tickets, contact Gina Woods at 327-7144 or gwoods@peacelearningcenter.org

Sunday, Oct. 14

The first session of workshops on a Low Carbon Diet will occur on Sunday, Oct. 14, 3-4:30 p.m. at Pike Library, 6525 Zionsville Road. This five-series workshop reviews your household lifestyle patterns and systems and encourages a variety of carbon dioxide reduction choices. Lower your carbon dioxide footprint by 5,000 pounds! For more info, visit cacefindiana.org or contact Paul Chase at 812-988-2153 or pchase@cacefindiana.org.

Tuesday, Oct. 16

Indy Sustainable Food Alliance kicks of its new Politics of Food discussion group to meet the third Tuesday of each month from 7-8:30 p.m. at the First Mennonite Church, 4601 Knollton Road in Indianapolis. Most books can be purchased at Big Hat Books in Broad Ripple or Borders stores. “Food Fight: A Citizen’s Guide to the Farm Bill” by Daniel Imhoff will be the first discussion topic. Upcoming books include “Animal, Vegetable, Miracle” by Barbara Kingsolver, “The Omnivore’s Dilemma” by Michael Pollan and “Fast Food Nation” by Eric Scholosser. For more information contact mail@indysustainablefoodalliance.org.

 

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