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Mark Stosberg
42:50
First United Church is putting it on.
Mark Stosberg
43:22
The moderator said she she's interested in Sidewalk Equity and this presenter Paula said "sidewalk equity" was "music to my ears"
Rebecca Keith, she/her
43:30
I've recently read about the Indiana Ave/Ransom neighborhood...thank you for mentioning
Erica Walker
54:48
Thank you for telling this important story, Paula
Jess Griffin
58:02
Saw this interesting piece today about how CAFOs damage low income communities the most https://www.vox.com/the-highlight/22344953/iowa-select-jeff-hansen-pork-farming
Derek R (he/him) :)
58:56
Thank you, Jess!
Erica Walker
59:29
What groups in Indiana or Bloomington are doing environmental justice work? How can we get involved?
Jess Griffin
01:01:23
^ Hoosier Environmental Council puts out action alerts for contacting state reps when these things come up at the statehouse
Bob and Nancy Ivie
01:01:58
It would be helpful to talk about various local, state and other governmental institutions and also advocacy groups as vehicles through which citizens can have impactful input.
Rebecca Keith, she/her
01:02:50
https://www.hecweb.org/
Rebecca Keith, she/her
01:03:24
https://indianaforestalliance.org/
Rebecca Keith, she/her
01:04:02
https://friendsoflakemonroe.org/
Rebecca Keith, she/her
01:05:34
https://drawdown.org/
Kathleen Boggess
01:06:03
If questions for SIREN send email to contact@sirensolar.org.
Jess Griffin
01:06:41
bloomingveg.org lists local plant-based dining options if you’re looking to support local businesses while having a lower carbon footprint :-)
Rev. Jessica Petersen-Mutai (she/her/hers)
01:06:56
Awesome! Thanks, Jess!
Rev. Jessica Petersen-Mutai (she/her/hers)
01:08:08
I've been learning more about Food as Medicine.
paula
01:08:38
NAACP has a great state environmental and climate justice program: naacp.org
Molly ODONNELL
01:08:43
Earth Care Bloomington (EarthCareIndiana.org) works with congregations to reduce their impact on the environment. We have an upcoming talk "Getting to Net Zero" next Tuesday, 04/27, at 7:30 PM. For a link to the Zoom, email contact@earthcareindiana.org Our website has a description https://tinyurl.com/NetZeroApril27
Rebecca Keith, she/her
01:09:16
THank you Molly - great oppty.
Mark Stosberg
01:09:20
https://www.pea-pod.org/
Rev. Jessica Petersen-Mutai (she/her/hers)
01:09:22
Thanks, Molly! We have been publicizing this in church communications. :-)
Erica Walker
01:09:33
Thanks for sharing that, Paula!
paula
01:10:52
Hoosier Environmental Council website: hecweb.org
Mark Stosberg
01:11:36
Game Changers film is inspiring look at plant-based athletics.
Mary
01:12:37
Cowspiracy and Forks Over Knives/Seaspiracy
Malissa Sparks
01:12:50
I’m embarrassed to say we
Malissa Sparks
01:13:19
We’ve tried “meatless Mondays.”
Mark Stosberg
01:14:30
https://www.drawdown.org/solutions/table-of-solutions
Bob and Nancy Ivie
01:15:34
Is environmental action inherently, necessarily multidimensional, from plant based diet to anti-nuclearism?
Jess Griffin
01:17:50
a very exciting change!
John F Branigin
01:20:14
Climate change = adverse effects
Jess Griffin
01:20:26
Post on the Limestone Post about the changes if you’re unfamiliar: https://www.limestonepostmagazine.com/invisible-neighbors-left-out-of-neighborhoods/
Shalom M. Drummond (she/her)
01:20:49
Thank you, Jess!
Rebecca Keith, she/her
01:21:42
here's the NYT article: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/19/opinion/biden-zoning-social-justice.html
Erica Walker
01:24:50
Wow! Thanks for explaining this, Mark!
Erica Walker
01:25:15
Important for us to make this conversation local! Lets look in our backyard
Mark Stosberg
01:27:21
More on Neighborhood Associations vs Apartments, including maps: https://storymaps.arcgis.com/stories/c88db3901ff241c68d980768e56560cb
Rev. Jessica Petersen-Mutai (she/her/hers)
01:27:45
Thanks, Mark!
Rebecca Keith, she/her
01:28:27
thanks Mark - and everyone, here's his sidewalk equity audit too: https://storymaps.arcgis.com/stories/3685e1fa75674ca5b71443543c12ca5c
Mary
01:28:52
Mark, you are amazing. The IU Stats Dept t-shirt reads "without data, you're just another person with an opinion"
Erica Walker
01:29:03
Well said!
Jess Griffin
01:30:23
unfortunately the homes in walkable areas are selling for $300 a square foot :-( no one can buy them as single family homes
Rev. Jessica Petersen-Mutai (she/her/hers)
01:31:58
Are there protections that could be put in place in prevent developers from taking advantage of this change if it goes through?
Erica Walker
01:32:37
I had the same question, Jessica
Rev. Jessica Petersen-Mutai (she/her/hers)
01:32:41
*to proctect
Erica Walker
01:32:46
Can Dave address this please?
Rev. Jessica Petersen-Mutai (she/her/hers)
01:32:49
*to protect
Eric Metzler (he/him/his)
01:32:52
Both perspectives are completely plausible and worth hearing. I'm grateful that both speakers were able to lay out the arguments so clearly.
Hopi S
01:33:43
Yes, Jessica, I would think there can be. Also, it may not be "about" racial equity, but racial inequity is a byproduct. And that is not ok.
Jess Griffin
01:33:59
A bit more about something Mark mentioned earlier regarding redlining: https://www.neighborsunited.info/blog/the-origin-story-of-institutional-racism
Eoban Binder
01:34:15
what Cm. Rollo is saying about ADUs is completely spurious as there have been hardly any ADUs created since they were legalized, which goes to show that either the zoning isn’t facilitating their creation, or that there is some other reason they are being built so slowly (that would presumably also apply to duplexes or similar)
Rev. Jessica Petersen-Mutai (she/her/hers)
01:34:24
Yes, unintended consequences are important to take into consideration, Hopi.
Bob and Nancy Ivie
01:34:34
Question for Dave Rollo: As a city council member and as a citizen activist, what do you see as the best ways for citizen voices to be heard and be impactful on matters of environmentalism?
Patty Williams
01:37:24
Typically non occupant owners/management companies of rental properties do not maintain them well. My daughter had problems getting one working restroom for 3 at her rental near the university a few years ago. Broke her lease early with IU legal help due to the ongoing problem. 100 year old home with a clay drain that was collapsed. The infrastructure in the older areas of town are limited.
Kathleen Boggess
01:39:55
Please send to kboggess44@gmail.com
Rebecca Keith, she/her
01:45:56
http://www.creationjustice.org/
Rebecca Keith, she/her
01:46:16
http://www.buildingingoodfaith.org/
Sara Frommer
01:46:53
Byron's hand is up.
Molly ODONNELL
01:49:00
Earth Care is a local interfaith environmental group. We help congregations, and their members, to reduce their energy use and cost, and have funds and connections to help them.
Rev. Jessica Petersen-Mutai (she/her/hers)
01:49:31
Thanks for that, Molly!
Rebecca Keith, she/her
01:50:15
can someone tell me who is the writer Bryon is mentioning?
Rev. Jessica Petersen-Mutai (she/her/hers)
01:50:58
It seems we must transform our agricultural production ceding cropland to plant trees.
Rev. Jessica Petersen-Mutai (she/her/hers)
01:51:17
This is certainly a diet-related matter as well.
Molly ODONNELL
01:52:32
Citizens Climate Lobby is another good local (state and national) push for a carbon fee and dividend. The Energy Innovation and Carbon Divident Act is a bill in the current US Congress.
Rebecca Keith, she/her
01:52:32
We don't have the luxury of doing just one thing, but many things
Erica Walker
01:52:33
Gotta go but thank you everyone! Especially Paula and Mark!
Mark Stosberg
01:52:39
"The Perfect Planet"
Rebecca Keith, she/her
01:52:55
thanks, ERica
Hopi S
01:53:50
Yes. Land use is huge. The site mark mentioned earlier (drawdown.org) highly ranks moving to specific farming techniques that use land better, but doing this necessitates diet changes in order to still produce enough food to feed people.
Hopi S
01:54:14
Absolutely, Rebecca.
Rev. Jessica Petersen-Mutai (she/her/hers)
01:55:40
Regarding the idea of a healthy diet for human health and planetary health, if you've not explored it before, you might check out the EAT-Lancet Commission report: https://eatforum.org/eat-lancet-commission/eat-lancet-commission-summary-report/
Jess Griffin
01:55:53
bring your bag bloomington!
Jess Griffin
01:56:02
it’s a part of center for sustainable living
Jess Griffin
01:56:05
simplycsl.org
Rev. Jessica Petersen-Mutai (she/her/hers)
01:56:34
Add use of plastic straws and Styrofoam to that list!
Molly ODONNELL
01:56:49
see Bring Your Bag Bloomington has distributed hundreds of clothe bags (reused tee shirts).
Hopi S
01:57:09
Covid has really upped our bag usage. I really love pickup services right now, but you can't get curbside without plastic bags. 😞
Eric Metzler (he/him/his)
01:58:55
The greed of the first world has led to dire situations in developing countries and thence to mass migrations.
Eric Metzler (he/him/his)
01:59:39
Yes, the terrible, terrible politics of Indiana
Jess Griffin
01:59:50
https://simplycsl.org/ (several projects including Bring Your Bag Bloomington)
Rebecca Keith, she/her
02:00:01
Thanks Jess
Eoban Binder
02:01:06
also known as ‘community land trusts’
Rebecca Keith, she/her
02:02:05
Kiss the Ground - thank you Janice
Malissa Sparks
02:02:20
Kroger had those larger, heavier-duty plastic bags for curbside for a while. Bringing my own bags is one of the best parts of shopping in person again. There is a way to weave the “regular” plastic bags into waterproof mats that homeless people can use.
Jess Griffin
02:03:17
In some cases, the carbon footprint is less than some other materials (like glass). Single use plastic is pretty bad though.
Hopi S
02:03:29
Malissa can you send me the pattern/link for that waterproof mat? Eventually I might get to that.
Malissa Sparks
02:04:55
Yes. I’ll have to find it again. The mats require a lot of the bags, and it’s a group project I was going to recommend for First United when COVID hit.
Bob and Nancy Ivie
02:04:56
Many thanks to Paula, Dave, Mark, and Rebecca.
Eric Metzler (he/him/his)
02:05:10
^^^^^
Rebecca Keith, she/her
02:05:16
First United Church is starting a Green Team For information, email Lisa in the office: info@firstuc.org
Hopi S
02:05:45
Thanks, malissa. I bet many of us have quite a bag collection at this point.
Malissa Sparks
02:06:36
I’ve just sent about 3 trash bags full to recycle at Kroger! Wouldn’t you know…
Eric Metzler (he/him/his)
02:07:34
Yay
Eoban Binder
02:07:43
folks, ask yourselves: how are we going to get to net zero with all of the pro-sprawl policies that our representatives like Cm. Rollo supports?
Eric Metzler (he/him/his)
02:07:57
Yay First United with its very large solar array!!
Rebecca Keith, she/her
02:08:00
Climate Action Plan - City of Bloomington
paula
02:08:16
Thank you again! Stay safe!
Marge Faber
02:08:22
Perfect lawns are monoculture.
Rebecca Keith, she/her
02:09:54
Gamification. Makes Sense Knowing your Family!
Rebecca Keith, she/her
02:10:25
First United Church is starting a Green Team For information, email Lisa in the office: info@firstuc.org
Rev. Jessica Petersen-Mutai (she/her/hers)
02:11:14
Indicate "Green Team" in the title of your email and Lisa will pass it on to the appropriate person.
Shalom M. Drummond (she/her)
02:11:15
Thank you all so much!
Rev. Jessica Petersen-Mutai (she/her/hers)
02:11:26
Thank you!