Monday, October 19, 2009

Village Cafe - Celebrating International Day of Climate Action

This Saturday, October 24, one of my local favorites, the Village Cafe in downtown Bryan, is serving up a special low-carbon meal in celebration of 350.org's International Day of Climate Action. Join me at the Village Cafe and show your support in raising awareness about the need for global action.

Here's the scoop from the Village Cafe:
On October 24th, the Village Café is joining over 2,000 communities and venues across the world in an event to raise awareness for Climate Action. A special lunch menu will be served from 12:00 to 3:00 which will consist entirely of food grown in the Brazos Valley. Limiting the miles that food travels from farm to table is a great way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions while at the same time supporting local farmers and consuming fresher and healthier food. Additionally, most of the dishes served will be vegetarian or vegan, which is another good way to reduce the environmental impacts of the food we consume.

This global event is sponsored by a group called 350.org, founded by author and environmentalist Bill McKibben, and is the first large-scale grassroots global campaign against climate change. Its supporters include leading scientists, the governments of 92 countries, and a huge variety of environmental, health, development and religious NGOs. All agree that current atmospheric levels of CO2—390 parts per million—are causing damage to the planet and to its most vulnerable people, and that government.

As part of this event, there will be a photo booth set up at the Village Café so that people can have pictures taken of themselves to put on a collage that we’ll be making to represent all the members of our community to support action on climate change. Even if you don’t want to eat lunch, just come by and have your picture taken or sign your name to the collage. You can be a part of sending a strong message to our representatives that residents in the Brazos Valley do care about climate change and want strong action taken now!

The Village Café is located in Downtown Bryan on 26th Street, across from Mr. G’s Pizza. We hope to see you there!

To find out more about 350.org, check out their website and for more information about the Village Cafe 350.org event, call the Cafe at 979-703-8514.

See you there!

2 comments:

timeus said...

Isn't it interesting that what once was "global warming" is now "climate change?" Reducing pollutants is unequivocally a *good* goal for the planet and her inhabitants. timeus remains skeptical of AGW.

Heather @ SGF said...

Timeus - all the terms are still used, it just depends on the person/group. Personally, I think living in better harmony with the Earth is just the right thing to do, regardless of whether global warming or climate change (whatever) is really happening. We've become a society of wasting things just because we can. Not much foresight in that and I think we (or our ancestors) will one day regret it...