Invitation to the Sustainability Action annual meeting and film

Invitation to the Sustainability Action annual meeting and film

SUSTAINABILITY ACTION ANNUAL MEETING AND SCREENING OF “BAG IT” FILM
Friday, 22 January 2021, 7:00pm
virtual Zoom meeting, Lawrence KS 66044

You are invited!  The Sustainability Action Network annual meeting will feature an on-line screening of the film “Bag It”, about plastics pollution and banning the bag.  The film is an hour and fifteen minutes.  Following the film will be a open discussion of plastic pollution, and how to get the City of Lawrence to finally ban the bag. 

Sustainability Action 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 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:

  • Along with collaborating groups, we got the City of Lawrence to commit to 100% renewable energy
  • The bicycle boulevard we promoted got built on 21st Street
  • We helped stop for the fourth time a mega-retail center in the 100-year floodplain of the Wakarusa Wetlands
  • We got the City of Lawrence to negotiate with Black Hills Energy to provide renewable biogas in Lawrence
  • We challenged Evergy’s transparency in their cleanup of Lawrence coal ash pits, and in their plans for shutting the Lawrence Energy Center coal plant
  • We sent testimony to the Kansas Corporation Commission in opposition to Evergy’s discriminatory rooftop solar rate proposals

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.  To join the meeting, just click this Zoom link at the timehttps://zoom.us/j/91950806764?pwd=TUpEdzdUNUtMMGN4UWpvVmRQQ2FIdz09.  The passcode for entry is 137922.

CleanAirNow sponsors WEALTH Day at the Kansas Statehouse

CleanAirNow sponsors WEALTH Day at the Kansas Statehouse

On Thursday, March 16, CleanAirNow members Daniel Beall-Hall and Michael Almon attended the Climate + Energy Project WEALTH Day at the Kansas State Capitol, and hosted a booth at the Solutions Showcas

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Michael Almon is also a board member of Sustainability Action Network, fiscal sponsor of CleanAirNow.

Approximately 200 people attended Wealth Day, and participated in briefings, presentations, lunch, and other activities. Other sponsors with information tables included the Kansas City, Kansas chapter of the NAACP and the Kansas Sierra Club.

WEALTH Day was an excellent event and great opportunity for CleanAirNow to share information about the health effects of air pollution with elected officials and members of the public.