CITIZENS GRASSROOTS CONGRESS (CGC) GREEN EMPOWERMENT
& BICYCLE COMMUNITY GATHERING AND POTLUCK
WHEN: Saturday August 6, 2011 from 11:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: Whetstone Park Shelter House (Outside The Park of Roses near the West Parking Lot)
The Whetstone Shelter House is located right outside the Park of Roses near the Olentangy River and the Olentangy Bicycle Trail toward the West end of the park – east of the soccer fields, but at the bottom of the hill. This area of Whetstone Park has open green playing fields and the bicycle trail nearby in addition to the Park of Roses. There is even a Prairie meadow nearby.
WHY: Bringing together progressive environmentalists and activists for a day of fun, networking and activity. Bring your bikes, Frisbees and / or other sport and fun equipment and meet with friends and family for a full afternoon of eating, activity and meeting others with important shared concerns and perspectives.
11:00 a.m. – Event begins: Tables will be available to place the literature from your group and read and share literature and ideas of others. You can also go on a bike ride, play Frisbee or engage in other recreation.
12:15 – 1:30 p.m. – Sharing, potluck and brief presentations. At 12:15 people will introduce themselves and their organizations. Before dining begins there will be a short commemoration and remembrance of the Bombing of Hiroshima on August 6, 1945. During the meal a few brief (5 minutes or less) presentations will be made by several organizations about important issues, events and activities.
The Central Ohio Green Education Fund will provide Pizza and some drinks. Please bring other entrees, salad items, dessert, additional drinks and anything else you would like to share. (IMPORTANT NOTE: No alcoholic drinks are allowed in Columbus Public Parks).
1:30 – 5:30 p.m. Casual activity, recreation, conversation and networking. There may be an educational tour of the Prairie meadow.
5:30 – 6:00 p.m. Closing and cleanup.