Green Jay events are aimed at providing opportunities for our members and other Creighton students to gain more exposure to sustainability and ecological issues.
Fall Sustainability Fair
Tuesday, Nov. 9th. 12pm-4pm in the SSC Fireplace Lounge.
Bring your bike, get it fixed, & learn more about Omaha biking from The Omaha Community Bike Shop! Learn how planting is still possible as college students from City Sprouts! Find out more about a number of Creighton's sustainability initiatives such as the solar panels project, the new community gardens on campus, ZipCars, and much more!
Integrating Food Systems into the Planning Process Conference
Monday Nov. 8th & Tuesday Nov. 9th All Day; Online
There is more than enough food on the planet to feed all its inhabitants, yet the distribution of food and availability of healthy food is uneven. This results in a range of outcomes from starvation to over-eating and from malnutrition to obesity.
The food system involves processing, distribution, consumption and waste management with the provision of food being an essential element of our community, as important as shelter and water. Yet food rarely appears on the planning agenda, and there is little consideration of the relationship between land-use, environmental quality, transport systems and energy use.
For the second year in a row, eight planning organizations have come together to support a joint "virtual" conference for planners from around the globe in honor of World Town Planning Day. This online conference will bring together featured speakers from around the world and will include live voice and presentation links.
For more information, visit: https://sites.google.com/site/wtpdonlineconf/.
"Fighting Goliath" Documentary Viewing and Potluck
Sunday, Nov. 14th 6-9pm; Second Unitarian Church (3012 S. 119th St.)
Second Unitarian Church will host a public viewing of the documentary Fighting Goliath - How Interfaith Power and Light Successfully Fought Construction of Coal Power Plants in Texas. This documentary shows how Texas Interfaith Power and Light successfully blocked the construction of 19 new coal power plants. After the documentary, Dr. Ken Moore, Regional Minister for the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Nebraska, will talk about Nebraska Interfaith Power and Light. The potluck dinner will begin at 6:00 p.m. and the movie will start around 6:30 p.m. Feel free to come for any part of the evening.
The National Interfaith Power and Light Organization is a religious response to global warming. Member congregations are encouraged to be models of energy efficiency and show a strong example of environmental stewardship. The organization supports public policies to reduce U.S. carbon emissions. Nebraska Interfaith Power and Light is the 26th state affiliate.
For more information, visit the following websites: interfaithpowerandlight.org/
[This is not a Green Jays event]
Sustainable Cities Summit
Friday, November 19th from 3:30-5:30pm
at the Windsor V - Embassy Suites, La Vista (12520 Westport Pkwy.)
The Nebraska League of Conservation Voters recognizes that the resources our communities depend on--resources necessary for healthy growth and a healthy lifestyle--are approaching their limits. Many of our behaviors are not sustainable into the future. This forum seeks to improve the quality of our cities in a way that includes ecological, cultural, political, social and economic components. There will be a special presentation on Greensburg "Greentown" to demonstrate how a city destroyed by a tornado incorporated sustainable principles in the rebuilding process, creating a "sustainable, green" city, followed by a panel discussion with city and state officials and community leaders to address Nebraska's most pressing needs.
For more information and to register, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
[Not a Green Jays event]
The Recycling Demonstration on October 27th was a success!