WIT, Wilmington in Transition: a Community Response to Environmental Challenge, is sponsoring three Sunday afternoons to address what that community can do to face climate change, energy concerns, and the economy, by developing local resources and resilience.
Each free event, on October 10, October 24, and November 7, 2010, takes place from 3-5 PM in Rodney Chapel of Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1502 W.13th Street, Wilmington, Delaware 19806. Each event will include live music and refreshments as well as speakers, discussion, and opportunity for individual input, the sharing of concerns and ideas.
October 10 features the film “The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil,” with classical music by Chuck Holdeman and Margaret Darby, as well as “country jazz” by Steve Hobson.
October 24 will be serenaded by jazz composer/guitarist Shawn Qaissaunee, and features Secretary Collin O’Mara, head of Delaware’s Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC.)
November 7 our program “Eating and Heating for Community Resilience" will include presentations by two local business people with resilience in mind, Karen Igou of Delaware Local Food Exchange and Jack Sol-Church, who will speak on do-it-yourself home energy audits, something which he also does professionally for Green Fox Energy Group. The musicians are Chuck Holdeman with Tracy Richardson and jazz and folk vocalist Judith Kay with guitarist Chris Braddock.
IN ADDITION: On Sunday, December 5, from 4 – 6 pm in the same venue, there will be “A Sustainable Alternative Holiday Fair,” with booths from local organizations that are doing good things in Wilmington and elsewhere to save the planet. As an alternative to “stuff,” you may donate to these groups in honor of a family member or friend and then give the acknowledgements of these contributions as gifts. Gift certificates may also be purchased for the many goods and services offered by your Wilmington neighbors, strengthening our community and contributing to a vibrant and stable local economy.
Chuck Holdeman and Tracy Richardson entertain the assembled at our Eating and Heating event. (photo by Tim Bayard)