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Transition Longfellow schedules November activities

Posted on 25 October 2017 by calvin

By LESLIE MACKENZIE
Transition Longfellow is an all-volunteer group of Longfellow/South Minneapolis neighbors who create opportunities for neighbors to get to know one another while also learning how they can reduce their energy use and waste, grow more of their own food, and prepare for extreme weather ahead. Visit www.transitionlongfellow.org to learn more.

Preparedness Book Group meets Wed., Nov. 1, 6:30pm at Moon Palace Books (3260 Minnehaha Ave.) and Wed., Nov. 15, 6:30pm at Lake Coffee House on 33rd Ave. and Lake St.

The group is reading “Making Home: Adapting Our Homes and Lives to Settle in Place” by Sharon Astyk, chapters 12 and 13 on preparing for greater resilience in the face of a changing climate. This month’s topic is skill building, both practical and personal. No need to read the chapter in advance; the group reads out loud.

Movie Night is scheduled for Fri., Nov. 17, movie at 7:15pm. Watch the website for a NEW LOCATION and to see if there will be a potluck at 6:30. Meet new friends and neighbors and share a meal together.

This month’s movie is “Take Back Your Power,” a documentary looking at the rise of smart meters, used by utilities to remotely monitor home and business electrical use. (According to its website, Xcel has begun using these meters in Boulder, Colorado, but is not yet using them in Minneapolis.) The film provides evidence of in-home surveillance and privacy invasion, increased utility bills, health and environmental harm, home fires, and susceptibility for hacking. It also offers strategies citizens can use to prevent this technology from being installed. (For more information about the InPower movement, visit https://inpowermovement.com.)

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