Future Meetings-Sustainable Monroeville

All meetings are at the Monroeville Public Library from 7:00 to 8:30 PM, *unless otherwise stated, and are free and open to the public.

Meetings for 2017: January 9, March 6, May 3, May 7, July 18, August 7, October 2, November 6, *December 4, 2017

*December 4, 2017 from 6:00 to 10:00 PM Celebration including Vegan Pot Luck with Green Juices, Speakers Doug Shields, of Food and Water Watch, FWW, Debbie Larsen of the Environmental Health Project and others! *Alternate location in Monroeville, PA. Go to link at sustainablemonroeville.blogspot.com to RSVP and donate to FWW.

November 6, 2017 from 7:00 to 8:30 PM The Environmental Health Project and Open Discussion about Implementing Regenerative Future Transition Town Strategies in Monroeville, PA, and collaboration with Neighboring Communities

October 2, 2017 from 7:00 to 8:30 PM Open discussion with Jim Lomeo, former Mayor of Monroeville, Doug Shields of Food and Water Watch and Elisa Beck, founder of Sustainable Monroeville

August 7, 2017 from 7:00 to 8:30 PM Panel with Doug Shields of Food and Water Watch, Heather Harr of the League of Women Voters and Gillian Graber of ProtecT PT. 

July 18, 2017 We'll join the Clean Air Council to learn about Air Pollution in Monroeville. Please note: This meeting is at Monroeville's Good Shepard Lutheran Church!

May 7, 2017, Sunday, from 1:00 to 3:00 PM This meeting is in conjunction with the Eastern 'Burbs Huddle  

May 3, 2017 from 7:00 to 8:30 PM: Learn about Solar Energy with Conservation Consultants, CCI. This meeting is in conjunction with the Monroeville Public Library.

March 6, 2017 from 6:00 to 8:45 PM: Whole food, plant based pot luck at 6:00 PM: Filmmaker Tom Jefferson (invited) screening his new documentary The Way We Live at 7:00 PM followed by Q&A.

Meetings for 2016: January 4, February1, March 7, April 4, May 2, June 20,  and December 5, 2016

December 5, 2016 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM: Vegan Pot Luck Dinner and featuring Mya Zeronis newly released book signing! http://beatingheartbikerhiker.com June 20, 2016 from 7:00 to 8:30 PM: Forks Over Knives, the documentary
May 4, 2016 from 7:00 to 8:30 PM Search for Sustainability: Health
April 4, 2016 from 7:00 to 8:30 PM March 7, 2016 from 7:00 to 8:30 PM: The Search for Sustainability Documentary #2.

February 1, 2016 from 7:00 to 8:30 PM: Filmmaker and Journalist Mark Dixon on his trip to Paris for COP 21.

January 4, 2016 from 7:00 to 8:30 PM: The Search for Sustainability # 1

Meetings for 2015: January 5, February 2, March 23, April 6, June 1, July 6, August 3, September 21, October 5, and November 2, 2015

November 2, 2015 from 7:00 to 8:30 PM: Wanda Guthrie of the Thomas Merton Center speaks on local and international Climate Change initiatives

October 5, 2015 from 7:00 to 8:30 PM: Documentary filmmaker Mark Dixon of YERT.com fame speaking about his upcoming trip to Paris for COP 21.

September 21, 2015: 6:00 PM Whole Foods, Plant Based Pot Luck Dinner, 7:00 PM Kirsi Jansa Documentary Filmmaker screening of Sustainability Pioneers films and community discussion

August 3, 2015 from 7:00 to 8:30 PM: Documentary, An Ecology of Mind, followed by discussion facilitated by Urmi, one amazing woman!

July 6, 2015 from 7:00 to 8:30 PM: Christina Neumann and John Yakim on Beekeeping and Pam Barroso on the continuing documentation for Monroeville as a certified Sustainable Community

June 1, 2015: 6:00 PM Pot Luck dinner. Bring an organic plant based dish if possible! 7:00-8:30 PM Meeting; Continuing the Sustainable Communities conversation!

April 6, 2015: Pamela Barroso on Transportation and Monroeville.

March 23, 2015 from 7:00 to 8:30 PM: Sustainable Communities presentation and discussion with Pam Barroso.

February 2, 2015 from 7:00 to 8:30 PM: We hope to reschedule this workshop: Backyard Composting Class with Nancy Martin of PA Resources Council. Fee $50.00 or $55.00 includes Compost Bin! Go to www.sustainablemonroeville.com for details. 

January 5, 2014 from 7:00 to 8:30 PM: Screening of the documentary Urban Roots; Suggested donation $5.00 for UrbanRootsAction.com

Meetings for 2014: February 3, March 3, April 7, May 5, June 2, July 7, August 4, September 1, October 6, October 16, December 1, 2014 

December 1, 2014 from 7:00 to 8:30 PM Plant Based Pot Luck Dinner and Sahar Arbab of Sustainable Pittsburgh on Monroeville's Sustainable Community Certification.

October 16, 2014 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM Pot Luck Dinner with The Great Climate Marchers at the Monroeville Church of the Brethren on Center Road!

October 6, 2014 at 7:00 PM Beekeeping with John Yakim and the Monroeville Food Garden with Lois Drumheller

September 1, 2014 at 7:00 PM Tour the Monroeville Food Garden behind the Monroeville Public Library and learn about the garden with Lois Drumheller! The library will be closed so walk around the back of the library to find us!

August 4, 2014 at 7:00 PM Tour a local Monroeville Permaculture Landscape! 

July 7, 2014 at 7:00 PM Peaceable Kingdom: the Journey Home documentary screening at 

June 2, 2014 at 7:00 PM with James Lease of Go Good, a project of Ethical Electric on transforming the supply side of your electric bill to 100% wind!

May 5, 2014 at 7:00 PM with Dave Mintz of the Pittsburgh Zoo!

April 7, 2014 at 7:00 PM with Court Gould, Executive Director of Sustainable Pittsburgh on how Monroeville can become the next Certified Sustainable Municipality!

March 3, 2014 at 6:00 PM Pot Luck Dinner & documentary screening of How Cuba Survived Peak Oil 7:00 PM

February 3, 2014 with Hal Saville of EIS Solar on Solar for our communities! Fifth Anniversary Pot Luck dinner at 6:00 PM and Meeting & speaker at 7:00 PM.

December 2, 2013 at 6:00 PM Vegan Pot luck dinner. Planning meeting for 2014 will follow. Bring a dish to share and bring your own silverware, plate, and cup! We'll chat about the Monroeville Food Garden, and more!

November 4, 2013 at 6:00 PM, Bill Mckibben is being honored by the Thomas Merton Center at the SHERATON STATION SQUARE. No Sustainable Monroeville meeting in November, 2013. We are taking a field trip to the city. If you'd like to carpool send a message on Facebook!

October 7, 2013 at 6:00 PM Pot Luck with locally sourced plant based ingredients; pack in and out with utensils and plates; 7:00 PM Ingredients: The Local Food Movement Takes Root with discussion following the documentary; $5.00 suggested donation with proceeds to the filmmakers

September 11, 2013 at 7:00 PM The Trials, Tribulations and Joys of a Permaculture Landscape with Elisa Beck, Founder, Sustainable Monroeville

August 5, 2013 at 7:00 PM Alaina Conner of  the Allegheny County Health Department on Air Quality

July 1, 2013 at 7:00 PM Safdar Chaudhary, M.D. on Brain Health!

June 3, 2013 at 6:30 PM Free screening of the documentary Triple Divide http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVsX1TewgQc followed by Q&A with the producers.

May 6, 2013 Three Speakers! Jake Cothern on Wild Edibles and Exotic Invasives; Jeff Newman of Steel City Soils and the Pittsburgh Garden Experiment & Jeff Yaeger of Octopus Organics. Pot Luck Dinner at 6:00 PM and program starting at 7:00 PM.

April 1, 2013 Two Speakers! Allegheny Cleanways Executive Director Myrna Newman and Michelle Johnson of the Spectrum Charter School on their participation in the Green Schools Academy and an update on Sustainable Monroeville's Recycling Committee.

March 4, 2013 Sprouting with Stan Beck: Learn the ins and outs of having your own indoor sprout farm!

February 4, 2013 Fourth Anniversary Raw Vegan Pot Luck and Movie Screening of newly released film, Bethany's Story, about the healing power of Living Foods! Q&A follows with Janet McKee, Holistic Health Educator. Pot Luck at 6:00 PM,  Movie Screening at 7:00 PM. Q&A at 8:15 PM.

January 7, 2013 Gift Circle, brief discussion of the movie Promised Land, and talk by Wanda Guthrie of Murrysville Marcellus.

December 3, 2012 Vegan and Vegetarian Pot Luck dinner at 6:00 PM followed by discussion of Transition Towns and Linking the Urban and Suburban Food Not Lawns Movement to the Urban Core through the Schwartz Living Market project in Pittsburgh's Historic South Side. Garden Update and planning for 2013.

November 5, 2012 Join us to plan for 2013!

October 1, 2012 6:00 PM Vegetarian Non-GMO Pot Luck Dinner; 7:00 PM followed by the documentary Genetic Roulette

September 10, 2012 7:00 PM Ed Hoffman of Nature's Choice Natural and Organic Lawn Care. Discussion on Permaculture and other options for natural lawn care and gardening will follow the movie A Chemical Reaction.

August 6, 2012 6:00 PM Raw foods Pot Luck dinner at 6:00 PM followed at 7:00 PM by the movie Eating as featured on PBS, Air America and Pacifica Radio. Discussion will follow.

July 2, 2012  7:00 PM Design and decorate banner and your bike for Municipality of Monroeville's Fourth of July parade. Join us to walk or bike in the parade on July 4, 2012!

June 4, 2012  7:00 PM Screening of the movie In Transition 2.0. Meet with our local filmaker Mark Dixon for Q&A following the screening!

May 7, 2012 6:30 PM Vegan pot luck dinner with locally sourced food, discussion of Forks Over Knives,  vegan food preparation and recipes and discussion of Hippocrates Health Institute

April 2, 2012, 7:00 PM Forks Over Knives, www.ForksOverKnives.com

March  5, 2012, 7:00 PM Soil Food Webs and Composting with Jeff Newman

February 6, 2012, 6:00 PM Pot Luck Dinner, 7:00 PM meeting with local Girl Scouts and update on the garden and recycling efforts.

January 9, 2012 Free viewing of the film BAG IT: Is your life too plastic? 7:00 PM

January 3, 2011, General Planning Meeting -Join us to create meeting details for the 2011 calendar year.

February 7, 2011, Pot Luck Dinner at 6:30 PM- Bring a dish with a locally sourced ingredient or raw food non-meat dish; Guest speaker Tina Clarke of Transition US; Discussion of recycling in Monroeville.

March 7, 2011, Speaker Kevin May, Philosophical, Cultural Recyclist and Transitioner speaking about life and good living. We'll also do an update on our work including recycling, Permaculture Design, and implementation of a vegetable garden this spring.

April 4, 2011, Screening of Gasland, the Academy Award nominated documentary followed by discussion of joyful alternatives. Potluck dinner at 6:00 PM and movie at 6:30 PM.

May 2, 2011 7:00 PM Learn about Permaculture with Elisa Beck. What does it mean and how can I do it in my yard and community too?

May 10, 2011 6:30 PM in collaboration with the Monroeville Public Library: Screening of Gasland and community discussion in the gallery space

June 6, 2011 7:00 PM Moni Wesner retired physician on Eating your Yard. Lois Drumheller, third ward council woman on the food garden on municipal property outside the Monroeville Library. Everyone will go home with a plant and see the new garden!

July 11, 2011 Update from the Recycling committee, and the Cedars; view and weeding in the garden outside the Monroeville Public Library with Lois, and information about Planet Aid with dorothy Moyta

August 1, 2011 Learn about beekeeping with Roberta Jones, beekeeper extrordinaire from Murrysville. Check out Laurel Mountain Bees and join us for an evening of honey tasting, hand cream sampling and seeing live bees, contained in a special space called an observation hive. Help weed the garden too!

September 12, 2011 Join us at 6:00 PM for a pot luck dinner and & 7:00 PM for our Gift Circle. See blog entry for details!

October  3, 2011 Kerri LaCharite, Produce Specialist at the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank will speak about local and urban agriculture initiatives and volunteer opportunities in South Western Pennsylvania. See blog entry for moer details.


November 14, 2011 5:30 PM at Monroeville Fire Hall # 4, 4370 Northern Pike, in Monroeville, PA for a public meeting sponsored by Alcosan to update the community on fulfilling the consent decree to fix the sewage system in Allegheny County.   Followed by our meeting at 7:00 PM at the Monroeville Public Library. Speaker will be Rachel Kudrick of the Pittsburgh Public Market.

December 5, 2011 6:00 PM Pot Luck 7:00 PM Jonathan Leibowitz of Allegheny Clean River Campaign

December 12, 2011 7:00 PM:  Jim Pottinger on his POLARTREC journey to Greenland; This meeting is in collaboration with the Monroeville Public Library.


April 5, 2010 AJ Stones, Master Builder on Building Green and movie trailer from Groundwater Up

May 3, 2010: Jeff Newman on Your Garden Soil, An Undergraound City

June 7, 2010  Moni Wesner on Mushrooms

July 19, 2010: Jeff  Jaeger and Jeff Newman on Natural Yard Landcare

August 2, 2010: Jen Goetchius on EcoLakewood, Ohio

September 1, 2010 Regular Meeting
September 15, 2010 In Collaboration with MPL : Film screening, In Fear of Fallen Food
September 22, 2010 Field Trip to Westmoreland Consevation District. See blog post for details.

October 4, 2010 Building New Hope-- Programs in Central America and Fair trade organic shade grown coffee
October 5, 2010 Matt Mehalik of Carnegie Mellon on Monroeville Sustainability Needs Assessment
October 26, 2010 Gasland Documentary

November 10, 2010 Polar Trec with Mr. Jim Pottinger of Gateway High School
November 15, 2010 Allegheny Green Roofs

December 6, 2010 Mark Dixon, Your Environmental Road Trip, YERT

All meetings, unless otherwise specified, are from 7:00-8:30 PM in the Monroeville Public Library. For further information e-mail sustainablemonroeville@gmail.com or check http://www.sustainablemonroeville.com/

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