Saturday, 19 February 2021, 2:00pm – FREE
By Zoom only, Lawrence KS 66044

A screening of the film “The Story of Plastic” will be featured at our annual meeting.  It’s a new documentary brought to us by Annie Leonard and The Story of Stuff Project, who are known for their accessible short animated videos illustrating and simplifying complex issues around consumerism and waste.  After a brief business meeting and officer elections, we’ll watch the film, have a discussion, and consider what local actions to take to end plastic waste, such as getting the City to adopt single-use bag restrictions.  More at – The Story of Plastic – A Summary | Green and Grumpy.


Sustainability Action Network has been advancing ecological sustainability since 2007.  We focus on helping individuals live a sustainable lifestyle, while pushing institutional policy change that can impact the broader population.  We work in areas of energy conservation, decentralized renewable energy, healthy climate, local food and permaculture, multi-modal transportation, prime farm soils preservation, and ecosystem protection.

Some of our 2020 actions and accomplishments include:

  • We introduced the concept of “agrivoltaics” to Douglas County during their creating regulations for industrial-scale solar, and it became central to the regs.
  • One of our five bikeway proposals, the Atchison Creek Trail, was taken up by the City of Lawerence, K.U. Endowment, and Evergy in a collaborative effort to build it near Evergy’s new substation.
  • We organized the 3rd annual Lawrence EV Showcase, with electric buses, trucks, bicycles, and cars.
  • We collaborated with the Lawrence Sustainability Advisory Board in drafting a new natural landscaping ordinance to replace the draconian weed ordinance.
  • We met with Evergy executives about coal ash cleanup, and their “Integrated Resource Plan” for retirement of the Lawrence Energy Center coal plant.

The meeting will also include: an introduction to our Board, a review of our 2020 accomplishments, an open discussion on projects for the upcoming year, a brief financial report, and Board of Directors election.  The Zoom link for the meeting and film is –, and the password is 312836.