Friday, March 6, 2015

Adult Sunday Forums for April 2015

April 5                   Easter Sunday, No Forum

April 12             "Bellingham Renaissance: A Golden Perspective" 
                         with Tom Sherwood, Artist of a Special Exhibit at 
                         Whatcom Museum

Before attending try to visit Tom's show at the Museum, March 7 to June 7, funded in part by his former students in China.  Locally he has been an important mentor to Susan Bennerstrom, Tom Wood and others.   Much of his work raises powerful metaphysical questions.

April 19               "Proposed Environmental Tax for Washington” with CarbonWA

CarbonWA will be presenting their revenue-neutral carbon tax campaign. A discussion with Q&A will review how this proposal can drastically reduce carbon emissions, make our tax code less regressive, how it fits in with other state/national climate action proposals and how individuals can help to propel this effort to the ballot in Washington State.

Environmental tax reform would:
§  Improve air quality and reduce airborne toxins
§  Help slow ocean acidity and sea level rise
§  Reduce the state sales tax by a full percentage point
§  Fund the Working Families Sales Tax Rebate to help working families
§  Eliminate the Business and Occupation (B&O) tax for manufacturers
§  Pay for these tax reductions with a carbon tax of $25 per ton of CO2

April 26               “Brain Food” with Marilyn Flint

More than 6 million U.S. residents have Alzheimer’s. By 2050 that number will more than double. Many of us don’t learn natural ways to prevent and treat dementia until it is too late for us or our loved ones. A naturopath, a nutritionist, a woman who stopped her own dementia, and a woman who lost her husband and mother to Alzheimer’s will share what they are learning about ow the essential fatty acids the brain needs and what foods can provide the balance of omega 3 and 6 that prevent and treat some brain diseases.

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