Important Announcements

This website can now be reached entering the following URL: www.friendsoftheclimate.org

April 2022 Update

MAY 2022 MEETING
After about 2 years without meetings, it appears to be safe to resume live FOC meetings.  Our best option at this moment appears to be a meeting room in one of the McLennan County Library branches.  We have decided that we could not in good conscience continue to meet at Poppa Rollos.  As soon as we have a date and time, an email with full details will be sent to everyone.  Please send any suggestions you might have about meetings to anorthc@aol.com.











CHALK WACO, MAY 14-15
The Friends of the Climate has long attempted to do a climate mural in downtown Waco to raise awareness of the climate crisis.  And now, the Waco Chalk event will provide that opportunity.  For our $1000, we are teamed with a local artist, to produce a 10'X10' chalk mural that will remain in place for 1 year.  Right now we are working with outstanding artist, Susan Sistrunk, on a design, and she has ordered the needed supplies.  We are fortunate to be working with Susan on this project, as she is a well respected artist in Waco, and she loves doing environmental pieces.  Be certain to check out the chalk event and see our newly created artwork.  









MORE FREE TREES OCT-JAN
The Earth Day event was so successful that we are strongly considering another similar event, during  Fall planting.  We are currently looking for a tree species that would be very popular, along with an appropriate date at the Farmer's Market.  And this will be another very rewarding volunteer opportunity for our members.   Please pay attention to coming emails & grab one of those volunteer slots.   











5th ANNUAL CLIMATE CRISIS ART EXHIBIT
The exhibit will continue until approx. June 7.  We have had 947 unique visitors, with a goal of 1,000.  So please help promote the show to friends, colleagues, or family members who have not enjoyed the exhibit yet. Help us reach the amazing goal of 1.000 visitors.  Remember that the website is:  climatecrisisartexhibit.org.  








SUSTAINABILITY CONFERENCE, SEPT 13, 14, 17
A sustainability conference, similar to the one held in Waco several years ago is being planned.  We may have an opportunity to speak on the climate crisis, but details are not yet available.  More information will follow.  










VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:  IRONMAN TRIATHLON WACO, OCT 15-16
A good friend of our group has asked for volunteers from the FOC for this event.  In the spirit of cooperation with other activists, we agreed to this, and now ask our members to consider volunteering.  Along the routes, many volunteers are needed, as you know.  This is a worthy event for the FOC to support, its fun, and its good PR for the organization.  If you can help out on 1 or 2 days, please email Alan at anorthc@aol.com.









GO RENEWABLE WACO:  THE STRUGGLE CONTINUES
All members should realize that our efforts to push the City of Waco to take climate mitigating action never stops.  EV purchases continue at a snail's pace, and solar panels were installed on the new 25th street Fire Station.  At 90% of City Council meetings and Sustainability Board meetings, we have a presence.  We remind the City of the climate crisis, the latest IPCC reports, and why the City needs to take robust action.  Progress is slow, but the City will hear our voices of science.  

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