Archive for the ‘Action Alerts & Activism’ Category
This week Genetic Roulette – The Gamble of our Lives is free again through Oct 31 and is also available with subtitles in Spanish and English (for the hearing impaired). This film may change your diet, protect you and your family, and accelerate the consumer tipping point against genetically modified organisms (GMOs) already underway.
The Mothers Milk Bank of Florida & Medela
are proud to present:
Donor Milk: the Documentary
O r l a n d o , F l o r i d a
When: Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Time: 7:00-9:00 pm
Where: Cobb Plaza Cinema Cafe 12
155 South Orange Avenue
Orlando, Florida 32801
Ticket Sales: Advanced ticket sales and donations are available through theMothers’ Milk Bank of Florida website via PayPal.
The $25 ticket includes a viewing of the 50 minute documentary and a one-hour Q&A session featuring fi lmmaker Jarred King, Karen Kesler, RN, BSN (Executive Director of Mothers’ Milk Bank of Florida), Neonatologists, as well as a donor of breast milk and recipient of donor milk. Proceeds from the night’s event benefi t the Mothers’ Milk Bank of Florida.
Continuing Education Credits Available: At no additional charge, Medela will provide credit from the CA Board of Registered Nursing and the Commission of Dietetic Registration for nurses and dieticians attending the screening event. (Visit www.medelaeducation.com, What’s New for more details)
Want to help do a river cleanup?
Geologist and outdoorsman Mark Mulligan organizes the 2nd Annual Exotic Invasive Cleanup on the Econ Farm! We will be removing trash and exotic invasive plants such as water hyacinth and alligatorweed from the pristine Econlochkatchee River. Come prepared for the Florida wilderne…ss and to get wet! Volunteer appreciation potluck to follow after the clean-up. Bring a dish to share.
RSVP to reserve your spot in a boat. Facebook event page is here.
To Register email us at email@example.com
VegCF is having a benefit bake sale! Here’s the scoop:
What: Vegan Bake Sale benefiting Food for Life Global
When: Monday, July 12, 2010 6:00 PM
Stardust Video and Coffee
1842 E. Winter Park Road
Orlando, FL 32803
( 407) 622-3393
Vegetarians of Central Florida is hosting another Vegan Bake Sale!
We will have a table from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. at the Audubon Park Community Market, located in front of Stardust Video and Coffee. We invite all VegCF members to come buy lots of vegan goodies, and we would also like LOTS of volunteers to bake goodies, help promote the event, and a couple of people to help me sell the goodies.
The best part about this bake sale is that 100% of sales goes to Food for Life Global, a food relief organization that gives vegan food to the hungry throughout the world.
If you have never been to the Audubon Market, it’s a GREAT farmers/craft/foodie market every Monday evening. Come drop off your baked goodies, eat dinner, possibly get a chair massage, buy some homemade salsa, soap, etc., hang out with us, and take home some other vegan goodies.
If you would like to bake goodies and have not done so at a previous VegCF bake sale, email Jessi, the organizer of this event (firstname.lastname@example.org) for further instructions. When you RSVP, please mention what you are baking and/or how you’d like to help.
Please RSVP on the VegCF Meetup page.
Learn more here:
Into local food? There’s a meeting tomorrow!
Simple Living Institute, Inc. is hosting a local food meeting to discuss our food system in Central Florida. We are inviting farmers, community gardeners, community activists, restaurants owners and chefs, distributors, and anyone interested in local food to attend. At this meeting we will share our project to research, develop, and crate a Local Food Guide both in print and on the web.
We will be working creating a map of all the community gardens, farms, U-picks, and local restaurants that offer local foods. Come to learn about the project and the Local Food Guide we are developing. Help needed with outreach, to do research, & write grants.
The local food meeting is Tuesday June 8th from 7-9pm at the Virgin Olive Market.
Local Food Meeting
Virgin Olive Market
807 North Orange Avenue, Orlando, FL
Visit our calendar on our website or our Facebook group page to learn more about our upcoming events.
I wanted to pass along some info for a fundraiser that’s taking place this weekend to benefit the Florida Wildlife Federation.
Oil Spill Clean Up: Wildlife Fundraiser Show
Saturday, June 5, 2010 at 7:00pm
Sunday, June 6, 2010 at 12:30am
Location: The Haven Lounge
Street: 6700 Aloma Ave.
City/Town: Winter Park, FL
VersusNova is giving this concert and plan to designate their donations to the Florida Wildlife Federation!
Doors open at 7:00 pm!
If you have any questions or need directions, you can call 407.673.2712.
Ticket Information: $7 (21+) $9 (18-21)
Just because school is winding down for most kids in Orlando doesn’t mean others don’t need supplies!
From 6/1- 8/31 the Ten Thousand Villages in Winter Park will be collecting school supplies for children throughout the world who are most in need of them. The supplies will be distributed by the Mennonite Central Committee.
Items needed for each kit are:
- 4 spiral or perforated notebooks (70 sheets);
- 4 unsharpened pencils;
- 1 ruler (flat, flexible plastic; indicating both 30 cm and 12 in);
- 12 colored pencils (in packaging);
- 1 large pencil eraser.
Bring them to 346 Park Avenue North Winter Park, FL
I’ve made these before — it’s cool!
It’s Raining, It’s Pouring… Make a Rain Barrel Catchment System
Environmental Engineer Terry Meer will demonstrate how to make a rain barrel catchment system for your home or garden.
Collection of water from rooftop runoff can provide an ample supply of free ‘soft water’ containing no chlorine, lime or calcium. Rainwater is ideal for many uses, it will also lower your monthly water bill and lessen your impact on the land.
Join us on Saturday May 22nd from 1:30-3pm at
16206 Hamilton Drive,
Orlando, FL, 32833
$35 members/ $40 non-members for class plus 30-gallon rain barrel
Learn more at www.simplelivinginstitute.org
Transition Orlando is part of Transition US. From their website:
“Transition US is a nonprofit organization that provides inspiration, encouragement, support, networking, and training for Transition Initiatives across the United States. We are working in close partnership with the Transition Network, a UK based organization that supports the international Transition Movement as a whole.
The Transition Movement is a vibrant, grassroots movement that seeks to build community resilience in the face of such challenges as peak oil, climate change and the economic crisis. It represents one of the most promising ways of engaging people in strengthening their communities against the effects of these challenges, resulting in a life that is more abundant, fulfilling, equitable and socially connected.
We believe that we can make the transition to a more sustainable world. We hope that you will join us.”