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WIT monthly meeting

WIT monthly meeting

When:
August 21, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
2017-08-21T19:00:00-04:00
2017-08-21T20:30:00-04:00
Where:
Woodlawn Library
2020 W. Ninth St.
Wilmington
DE 19805
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Laura

Monthly meeting focuses on welcoming new members, planning up-coming events, and sharing reports from the Working Group meetings and recent events.  If you are interested in learning more about WIT, and sorting out how you can become involved in a way that interests you, this is great place to begin!  Open to all.  Bring a friend or two!Wilmington In Transition: Sustainable, Local Living WIT-color-logo-small

 

Greetings Transition-minded friends and neighbors,

 

I hope everyone is enjoying Springtime, and is celebrating ‘Earth Day’ – every day!

 

First up – a reminder that the April WIT general meeting is today – Monday April 17th at 7pm – THIS MONTH WE WILL MEET AT THE WOODLAWN LIBRARY – 2020 W.9th St., Wilmington, DE 19805.

 

If you won’t be joining us at the WIT meeting, and you find yourself in the Newark area, you might want to check out U. of DE’s Science Cafe’ speaker – McKay Jenkins, who will be giving a talk based on his recent book: Food Fight: GMOs and The Future of the American Diet. Mon., April 17th, 5;30 pm – 7:00 pm.at the Deerpark Tavern, 106 Main St., Newark. Free and open to the public. Complimentary snacks will be served.

For those of you in Wilmington – Please come out and support the new DelDot & Wilmington City Planning proposal to Re-Stripe Union StreetPublic information and comment session will be held at the Woodlawn Library, Wed. April 26th, from 5:30pm – 7:30 pm. Please stop in, to view the suggested options for creating a dedicated bike lane, and back-in diagonal parking on Union St.  Help decide which version gets implemented THIS SUMMER! This is something WIT folks have been involved in, as members of the West Side Grows Community alliance’s all volunteer ‘Better Block’ event – for the past 3 years. Woo-hoo!  Real, lasting change in our city! We ARE making a difference. 🙂

For those of you who want to ‘get your protest on’ – and send a loud message to the fossilized establishment – letting them know how you feel about the future of a fossile-fuel bases economy – there are still ‘seats on the bus(es)’ available for the April 29th Peaople’s Climate March – in Washington, D.C. Stand and be counted, seen, and heard! There is something awesome and hopeful about the first-hand experience of a gathering of such magnitude – knowing you’re part of a movement of millions of people, globally. The people really DO have the power. We need to remind ourselves from time to time (events like this are a great way to do that) – and more importantly to carry on with the daily work of Transitioning our society into the socially/economically just, sustainable, and carbon-free ‘more beautiful world we know is possible’.  Sierra Club Delaware is organizing bus transport to and from the event ($35 per person, includes driver’s tip).  Hurry and reserve your seat!  Contact Stephanie Herron: stephanie.herron@sierraclub.org or click here for reservations: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/peoples-climate-march-delaware-buses-tickets-32270916179?aff=em

SAVE THE DATE:  Transition Town Media will be hosting a 2 Day ‘Transition Launch’ Workshop, with 2 Outstanding Transition US Trainers in Media, PA – May 20th -21st.  I’m attaching the announcement document they sent.  This will be an excellent event – and ALL folks around the Mid-Atlantic region with an interest in Transitioning our society to social, economic, and environmental resilience is encouraged to attend and participate!  More here…https://transitiontownmedia.org/transition-training-workshop-register-now/

OTHER STUFF COMING UP:

Wilmington Celebrates Earth & Arbor Day – Friday, April 21st, 11am – 2pm at Rodney Square.  Various free stuff, plus vendors and food trucks.  Co-sponsored by City of Wilmington, and The Partnership for the Delaware Estuary.  More info. here: http://www.delawareestuary.org/calendar-of-events-and-workshops/wilmington-earth-day-celebration/

Wilmington Community Cleanup Day – Sat. May 6th from 8am – 11am. Groups and individuals throughout the city will be cleaning up their neighborhoods. If you aren’t in a group working on a project, the Green Party of DE Wilmington Local invites you to meet them to clean up the block around 3rd and Harrison, and 3rd and Jackson Streets – meet up in front of St. Paul Cathedral at 8:30am.  (NOTE: GPDE Wilmington will ALSO be cleaning up in that area on Earth Day – April 22nd).

Delaware Action for Animals hosts its (9th Annual) VegFest 2017 on Sat. May 13th, 1pm – 4pm at NEW LOCATION: Banning Park, 102 Middleboro Rd., Wilmington, DE 19804.  Free food, fun, entertainment, and education about vegan choices to protect our animals (and our planet).  More info…http://www.da4a.org/

There are SO MANY things going on around the area this Spring – these are just a few highlights. Please check out the WIT website calendar for more information, fliers, events, etc.

Happy Spring!  See you soon…

Laura