LARRICK TO DISCUSS ENERGY POLICY AND ETHANOL . . . Thursday, October 2, 2008, US Senate candidate Steve Larrick will discuss energy policy at a 2:00pm public forum. The other Senate candidates have also been invited to participte. The discussion will take place at the Mary Reipma Ross Theatre, 313 North 13 Street, Lincoln. For more information, phone Nicole Behmer at 402.902.9337 or e-mail nkunasek84 [at] hotmail [dot] com.
"MEET THE CANDIDATES: NEBRASKA'S SENATE RACE" . . . NET Television will broadcast a one-hour program featuring in-depth interviews with Steve Larrick and two of the three other US Senate candidates on Thursday, October 2, 2008, at 7:00pm on NET1. It will rebroadcast Friday, October 3 at 1:00pm on NET2; Sunday, October 5, at noon on NET1; and Thursday, October 16, 9:00pm on NET1.
NEBRASKA GREEN PARTY CD 1 MONTHLY MEETING . . . The Congressional District 1 Green Party meeting is cancelled for September while Steve Larrick campaigns in District 3, and tapes a tv spot in North Platte.
KEEP SPACE FOR PEACE WEEK . . . International Days of Protest to Stop the Militarization of Space, October 1, through October 8, 2008. For a list of nationwide protest actions, click here. No Weapons in Space; Stop Star Wars Reserach and Development; Convert the Military Industrial Complex; Fund Human Needs. Click here for Omaha Nebraska Report. See Green Notes next week for schedule of Omaha events, or e-mail nfpstate [at] nebraskansforpeace [dot] org.
REGISTER TO VOTE GREEN . . . Fill out the voter registration form here. (pdf) Complete online, and print out a copy for your records. If you have questions about registering to vote, contact the Secretary of State's office at 402.471.2555, or your local county election commissioner.
COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY . . . The Lancaster County Board of Commissioners is seeking community members to serve on the County Extension Board for 3-year terms beginning January, 2009. The Extension Board represents and assists UN-L Extension staff with Agricultural
Profitability and Sustainability and issues concerning Children, 4-H, Youth and Families, Food Safety, Health and Wellness, Water Quality and the Environment. Monthly board meetings are usually at 8:00am on the second Friday. Registered Lancaster County voters must apply for an appointment by November 1, 2008. Applications are available here. (pdf)
COMMUNITY COMPOSTING WORKSHOPS . . . Learn how to use fall organic matter and grass clippings to create a compost pile, and receive a free soil thermometer or compost bin at fall workshops sponsored by UN-L Lancaster County Extension and the City of Lincoln Recycling Office on Tuesday, September 30, 6:30pm at the Walt Library, 6701 South 14th Street; and Wednesday, October 1, 6:30pm at the Eiseley Library, 1530 Superior Street.
RECYCLE CFLs NOW THROUGH NOVEMBER 30 . . . WasteCap Nebraska is coordinating a pilot recycling program for individuals and businesses. Drop off burned-out compact fluorescent lamps at Ace Hardward stores in Lincoln, now through November 30, 2008. A 60 cent recycling fee per bulb will be offset by a 60 cent coupon toward the purchase of a new CFL. Learn the benefits of CFLs and how to safely dispose of broken bulbs here.
LINCOLN PEACE VIGILS . . . Join weekly peace vigils at the Federal Building, 15th and O streets in Lincoln, every Wednesday from 5:00 to 6:00pm. Contact Mark at 402-499-6672 or e-mail mark [at] weddleton [dot] com for more information.
FILM AND FORUM AT HASTINGS COLLEGE . . . In celebration of GLBT History Month, the award-winning film "For the Bible Tells Me So" will be presented at the French Memorial Chapel, Hastings College, Wednesday, October 1, 2008, 7:00pm, followed by refreshments and a moderated discussion. Informed by such people of faith as Bishop Desmond Tutu, the film examines the relationship between scripture and sexual identity through the experiences of five American families.
15th ANNUAL MARKOE-DEPORRES SOCIAL JUSTICE LECTURE SERIES . . . Thursday, October 2, 2008, 7:30pm, the Social Justice Lecture Series at Omaha's Creighton University will present "The Challenge of Peace" 25 Years Later: Landmark or Lost Opportunity? A dialog with George Weigel, Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington DC, and Rev. Drew Christiansen, Editor in Chief, America Magazine, will ask "Has the US Bishops' Teaching on War and Peace Made a Difference?" The Creighton event will be held in the Skutt Student Center Ballroom.
PLEDGE TO WORK THE POLLS . . . Click here to sign up for Lancaster County election day poll work from 7:00am to 8:00pm, November 4, 2008. Payment is minimum wage compensation. There is a required training session before the election. The Pollworkers for Democracy website also links to other counties in Nebraska.
NEBRASKA GREEN PARTY CANDIDATES . . . Green Party candidates for 2008 in Partisan elections are Steve Larrick, U.S. Senate; and for Douglas County Board, District 1: Scott Hoffman. LaVerne Thraen has filed for the Non-Partisan OPPD Board of Directors Metro District, and Doug Paterson is a candidate for Public Service Commission District 2 in Omaha.
We are not the alternative; we are the imperative. ReShape '08. Register Green. Vote Green.