Events of Interest

 

 

Will your Business Survive in a Cap and Trade World?

September 3, 2009 (Thursday): Green Business Network presents second Green Business Networking Series event at the Columbia Club on September 3rd, 2009. 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM. Click for information.

Film: "Fighting Goliath: Texas Coal Wars" + "Covenant"

September 4, 2009 (Friday): Narrated by Robert Redford, Fighting Goliath: Texas Coal Wars follows the story of Texans fighting a high-stakes battle for clean air. The film introduces the unlikely partners — mayors, ranchers, CEOs, community groups, legislators, lawyers, faith groups, and citizens — that have come together to oppose the construction of 19 conventional coal-fired power plants that were slated to be built in Eastern and Central Texas and that were being fast-tracked by the Governor. The screening will also include the short film Covenant about people of faith from diverse religious traditions coming together to fight for clean air. For more information on both films, see fightinggoliathfilm.com. Taking on topics ranging from clean air activism to sustainable agriculture, the Epworth United Methodist Church Green Team and the Heartlands Group of the Sierra Club Hoosier Chapter continue their eco-film series for the Fall of 2009. All are welcome to attend these free movies at 7 p.m. at the church, 6450 Allisonville Road, and join in the thoughtful and lively discussion afterward. Popcorn, soft drinks and other snacks will be served. Free-will donations will be accepted to help offset costs. For more information on the program or the Epworth Green Team, call Epworth at 251-1481.

Green Generation Fair

September 8, 2009 (Tuesday): IUPUI Campus and Community Life and the Common Theme Project are hosting their first sustainability event during Weeks of Welcome. The goal is to offer education about sustainable local initiatives, volunteer opportunities and information about green businesses and other organizations on the IUPUI Campus. The event will take place under a tent in the Taylor Hall Courtyard on Tuesday, 9/8, from 10:00am – 2:00pm. [Info here]

Penrod Art Fair: September 12
Hoosier Outdoor Expo (Ft. Harrison State Park), September 25-27
Carmel International Arts Festival, September 26-27

Film: "Sustainable Table"

October 2, 2009 (Friday): Sustainable Table takes an unadulterated look into the food you eat. What’s on your plate? Where does it come from? What effects does it have on the environment and your body? What can you do to help? "...it all goes down with little sense of preachiness. In fact, the film's overall impression is that it is oriented toward getting the average American to watch without fear or alienation." -VegNews Magazine. Taking on topics ranging from clean air activism to sustainable agriculture, the Epworth United Methodist Church Green Team and the Heartlands Group of the Sierra Club Hoosier Chapter continue their eco-film series for the Fall of 2009. All are welcome to attend these free movies at 7 p.m. at the church, 6450 Allisonville Road, and join in the thoughtful and lively discussion afterward. Popcorn, soft drinks and other snacks will be served. Free-will donations will be accepted to help offset costs. For more information on the program or the Epworth Green Team, call Epworth at 251-1481.

GeoFest, Indianapolis

Geofest, at the Indiana State Museum, will be held this year on Oct. 24 - 26, 2008. For information, click here.

Film: "Whalesong" (and performance)

November 6, 2009 (Friday): Part concert, part whale show and part surrealistic madness, Whalesong is an unforgettable documentary about a unique musical experiment featuring the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, the Vancouver Bach Choir, opera singers Judith Forst and Mark Pedrotti, and three killer whales, Hyak, Finna and Bjossa. The Indianapolis Young Bassists Ensemble, under the director of Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra Assistant Principal Contrabassist Robert Goodlett, will kick off the evening with a short selection of classical works arranged for the double bass, the “whale” of the orchestra. Taking on topics ranging from clean air activism to sustainable agriculture, the Epworth United Methodist Church Green Team and the Heartlands Group of the Sierra Club Hoosier Chapter continue their eco-film series for the Fall of 2009. All are welcome to attend these free movies at 7 p.m. at the church, 6450 Allisonville Road, and join in the thoughtful and lively discussion afterward. Popcorn, soft drinks and other snacks will be served. Free-will donations will be accepted to help offset costs. For more information on the program or the Epworth Green Team, call Epworth at 251-1481.

Film: "Addicted to Plastic"

December 4, 2009 (Friday): For better and for worse, no ecosystem or segment of human activity has escaped the shrink-wrapped grasp of plastic. Addicted to Plastic is a global journey to investigate what we really know about the material of a thousand uses and why there's so much of it. On the way we discover a toxic legacy, and the men and women dedicated to cleaning it up. A “must see” before holiday shopping. Taking on topics ranging from clean air activism to sustainable agriculture, the Epworth United Methodist Church Green Team and the Heartlands Group of the Sierra Club Hoosier Chapter continue their eco-film series for the Fall of 2009. All are welcome to attend these free movies at 7 p.m. at the church, 6450 Allisonville Road, and join in the thoughtful and lively discussion afterward. Popcorn, soft drinks and other snacks will be served. Free-will donations will be accepted to help offset costs. For more information on the program or the Epworth Green Team, call Epworth at 251-1481.

Meditation Peace Hikes

Every Thursday: Of possible interest to our members are these free hikes throughout the year from 5:00-6:00 pm. The Indianapolis Museum of Art hosts a series of meditation peace hikes organized by Global Peace Initiatives. In the spirit of peace and mindful appreciation, the meditation hike takes your mind, body and spirit to different places on the IMA's grounds and gardens, sometimes in silence and sometimes with dialogue. Hikes occur every Thursday year-round. Be sure to dress for the weather. For more information visit, www.globalpeaceinitiatives.net. Meet at the Efroymson Family Entrance Pavilion.