Siouxland Social Justice eNews

Siouxland Social Justice eNews


In This Issue: EVENTS // New Progressive Titles at the Sioux City Public Library // Blogs and Podcasts // More!


Sun., 1/19–Women Celebrating Women 2020, 2-4pm, hosted by Sioux City Area NOW, Sioux City Public Museum,  607 4th St, Sioux City

# # #

Thur., 1/23Stop Factory Farm Lobby Day

Momentum for a factory farm moratorium is growing! A new survey by the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future found 63% of Iowans support a factory farm moratorium. This is something every state legislator needs to hear!

Join IARA members at the Iowa State House on Thur. morning 1/23 to lobby on a factory farm moratorium bill. With Iowa’s water quality crisis getting worse every year, we need a moratorium NOW!

# # #

ADDITION–Sat., 1/25, 10-11:30: Legislative Town Hall,  Hosted by League of Women Voters of Sioux City, Sioux City Public Museum

# # #

Tues., 1/28, Sierra Club and Siouxland Progressive Women meet & greet, 11:30-1, Holiday Inn Sioux City, 701 Gordon Dr., hosted by Iowa Beyond Coal and 2 others

# # #

Tues., 1/28, 6:30-8pm “4th Tuesdays” program, Northwest Iowa Group Sierra Club, First Unitarian Church, 2508 Jackson St., Sioux City

Learn how the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal campaign is working for a transition to clean energy. Katie Rock will share about the campaign’s efforts in Iowa, including details on the George Neal plant in Sioux City.

Beyond Coal has played a role in retiring over 300 coal power plants nationwide since 2010. Which plants in Iowa could be next? Katie will let you know how you can get involved.

Any questions? Ask Jeanne Bockholt
Explore, enjoy, and protect the planet.
Like us on Facebook
Find our events calendar at
Follow us on Twitter @NWIowaSierra
Call/text: 712.986.6210

# # #

Thur., 2/6/20, 7:30 pm Loess Hills Audubon Society monthly meeting at Pecaut Nature Center.  Anna Buckardt Thomas, the new Avian Ecologist for the Iowa DNR’s Wildlife Diversity Program is scheduled to present a program on ‘Tracking Bird Migration for Conservation’. All welcome to attend!

# # #

New Progressive Titles at the Sioux City Public Library

“How to Hide an Empire: a history of the greater United States” by Daniel Immerwahr

“Rising Out of Hatred: the awakening of a former white nationalist” by Eli Saslow

“How to be an Antiracist” by Ibram X. Kendi  

# # #

Simpler OneEarth Living Podcast

LATEST Episode–Episode 0120: David Hoferer: Briar Cliff and Audubon Society

 Recent Episodes–Ep. 1219: Ruth Ann Angus: Yes We Can PeaceBuilders

Ep. 1119: Liberating Birth of Jesus: A Story Able to Reverse Our Planet’s Perils. Lee Van Ham’s new book

Ep. 1019: Are Faith Communities Mobilizing for the Climate Emergency? Margaret Bullitt-Jonas

# # #

Solving the Climate Crisis with No-Growth Economics

To get a worldview very different from the greed and profit-oriented politicians and corporatists, visit these solution-oriented resources:

  1. GrowthBusters
  2. Post-Carbon Institute — SLW! Ep. 109–Richard Heinberg
  3. CASSE: Center for the Advancement of the Steady-State Economy — The Common Good Podcast Ep. 46–Brian Czech (use player)

# # #

“Jubilee Circles” is now available also as an audiobook, at iTunes, Nook Audiobooks, Google Play, and, which offers a free sample. It includes 20 actions to take to help keep our planet livable. THAT’S THE LINK to the audio version of the little book “Jubilee Circles: Help Save Life on the Planet.” Please share this audio version with all who’d like to listen while jogging, walking, etc.

# # #

Months 1&2/20 of the Simpler Living Daily Nudge

Send “Nudge” to to receive a free, brief daily email.

# # #

More Worthwhile Podcasts

Subscribe at or your favorite podcast service for free.

Fallon Forum with Ed Fallon

Ralph Nader Radio Hour


Options for Curbing the Two Primary Drivers of the Climate Crisis: Overpopulation and Overconsumption

Jerry’s Guide: Where to Get Books?

The OneEarth Project

10 Tips for a Simpler, More Meaningful Celebrations

Healthy Political Practices & Spiritual Disciplines

“Post-’16 Election Emergency/Disaster Preparedness and Survival Guide

Tips for Banishing Fake News

Simpler Living SANITY Suggestions

SLW! Blog–Weekly Nudge [click “+Follow” to subscribe]

Simpler Living Daily Nudge – brief, available by email [send Nudge to] and/or Twitter [follow @GeraldIversen]

Also connect with SLW! at

FacebookSLW! Blog | Twitter | YouTubePinterest

Gerald “Jerry” Iversen, host/producer

* * *


Betty Strong Center offers “must see” programs Sundays, 2 p.m. Call: 712-224-5242, visit: or find them on Facebook.

IA Legislation tracking, a drive to amend Citizens United, water quality improvement action items and more can be found at Sierra Club-Iowa Chapter:

Sign up as a Friend of Prairie Fire. Visit  or find them on Facebook and Twitter. 

Listen to “Living on Earth” Sun., 10 am on KWIT-FM90.3, online @, or subscribe as podcast at iTunes.

* * *

Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center (DPNC), 4500 Sioux River Rd., Sioux City. Most events are free and held at DPNC. To register, contact 712-258-0838 or 

Find details of Sierra Club activities and others on our website at the Events and Meetings tab:

“Explore, enjoy and protect the planet!”

Click here for quick access to our Facebook site: “Like” Us on Facebook

Click here to visit our new website: iowa/northwest-iowa


# # #


Like on Facebook. | Follow me on Twitter.

# # #

NOTICE: This eNews is a personal project, not an official publication of any organization. Opinions are those of the editor.

You’re welcome to forward this monthly eNews to your friends and contacts. If you received this from a friend and want to continue receiving it directly from SLW! send a “SUBSCRIBE-SSJeNews” notice to Thanks.

If you choose to unsubscribe, send “UNSUBSCRIBE-SSJeNews” to same address.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: