Friday, January 11, 2013

January Green Movie Matinee -- "In Transition 2.0"

Green Movie Matinee – In Transition 2.0 – Sat., Jan. 26, 3 -4:30 p.m at Grace Church. Our green movie series continues! -- more to come.  Our winter theme is "environmental movies with positive vision" and this one definitely fits the bill. The Transition movement is about communities around the world responding to rising energy costs, economic instability, social inequality and climate change with creativity, imagination and humor, and setting about rebuilding their local economies and communities. Free cider and Stearns Farm popcorn served! Co-sponsored withTransition Framingham. More information:  Grace Church is located at 76 Salem End Rd., near Framingham State University.  For directions see or call  508-872-3342.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

November Green Movie Night -- and more?

A Sacred Duty: Applying Jewish Values to Help Heal the World: Monday, November 19  at 7:00 pm
This movie explores the ethics of our treatment of animals with a positive message about what can be done.  Jointly sponsored by Open Spirit and the Earthcare Team of Grace and Edwards Churches. In the Education Building at Edwards Church (up the hill, beside the sanctuary).Donations gratefully accepted.
We will take a break from our green movie series in December and begin again with "environmental movies with a positive message" in January, February, and March.  We would love suggestions of good movies for this series -- send them in!

Sunday, September 30, 2012

October "Green Movie Night"

Green Movie Night at Edwards Church

"Peaceable Kingdom" -- Wed, October 17 at 7:00 pm. This movie explores the ethics of our treatment of animals with a positive message about what can be done. Jointly sponsored by Open Spirit and the Earthcare Team of Grace and Edwards Churches. In the Education Building at Edwards Church (up the hill, beside the sanctuary). Snacks provided; donations gratefully accepted.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Green Movie Series 2012-2013

This year the Earthcare group has decided to co-sponsor a film series with Open Spirit at Edwards Church, inspired by Transition Framingham.  Most films will be on the third Wednesday of the month. Our fall series will focus on food and how our choices affect our bodies, animals, and the planet.  In the winter we will switch the theme to "Sprouts of Hope -- Environmental Films with Positive Vision."  We are looking for suggestions for films for the winter series especially -- some ideas are In Transition 2.0 and Grown in Detroit, but if readers of this blog have other ideas, we'd love to hear them! The fall series will be all shown at Edwards Church and the winter series at Grace.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Reminder -- Upcoming Styrofoam Collection at Grace Church

Saturday, July 28, 10 a.m. -- 3 p.m., at the Grace Church parking lot, 76 Salem End Road

Please remove all tape and food particles. For more information on what can be recycled, see  Volunteers to help sort and pack the styrofoam are welcome! If you miss the July collection you can visit us again on Oct. 27 or Jan. 5, 2013.

August -- All About Food

The showing of "Transition 2.0" at Edwards Church in May has prompted a lot of thinking from those who were there about our food system, farms, personal food choices and their effect on the environment.  So there are two events coming up this summer we hope you will consider -- the first sponsored by our friends from Transition Framingham, and the second an Earthcare event.

"Stone Soup" bowl from Stearns Farm work day, fall 2010  

"LOCAVORE" POTLUCK PICNIC -- (sponsored by Transition Framingham) -- Butterworth ParkArthur St, Framingham, 01702  -- SUNDAY, AUGUST 5, 2-5pm (rain date August 12)

Bring a dish to share, made with at least one locally grown ingredient. Transition Framingham will provide tables for the food, plus plates, flatware, cups, water and lemonade. You bring a blanket, lawn chairs etc. For more info. email or call 508-628-9294. Transition Framingham is a group of citizens working towards a more sustainable future for Framingham in the face of economic instability and climate change. Check them out at

Green Movie Night: Meat the Truth: The Massive Impact of Livestock Farming on Climate Change, Wednesday, August 15, 7 p.m. 
The first in a series of monthly movies exploring how the food we eat affects our bodies and our planet. Meat the Truth, produced by Marianne Thieme, examines the connection between livestock farming and greenhouse gas emissions, and aims to contribute to the societal discussion about a more plant-based diet. Jointly sponsored by Open Spirit and the Earthcare Team of Grace and Edwards Churches.   In the Education Building at Edwards Church
(up the hill, beside the sanctuary).  And coming up (same location)-- September 19 - Forks Over Knives.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Earth Day 2012 has passed . . . now what?

The Earthcare group has been somewhat quiet the past few months, although several of us participated in the Carbon Fast and others were involved with the Framingham Earth Day Celebration, or styrofoam recycling at Grace.  But coming up in May are a flurry of events we invite you to consider -- one that would only require about an hour of your time, another that would mean a weekend, and one just an evening. Take your pick!

Event #1 -- Perhaps less than hour -- show up at the Wayland Town Library on Saturday, May 5th at 9:30 a.m. to help draw attention to this "climate dot" as part of's "Connect the Dots on Climate Change" Day.  You may remember that the Wayland Library was severely damaged by the spring floods of 2010. This is the kind of extreme weather we can expect to see more of as carbon dioxide levels continue to soar.  Come be counted with those who care and want to see real limits on carbon.

Event #2 -- A weekend commitment -- Transition Framingham is offering a "Training for Transition" course the weekend of May 12-13, to learn skills to build local resiliency in the face of peak oil and climate change.  See the Transition Framingham website for more information.

Event #3 -- An evening commitment -- Earthcare Framingham is hosting a viewing of a movie about the Transition movement on Tuesday, May 29th, 7 p.m. at Edwards Church. Come learn more about this grass-roots movement with a positive vision about how to "transition" away from fossil fuels to a new economy.