Fair trade, fossil fuels and field dressing

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Yes, these are disparate topics, but lets thread a connection through them anyway, for the purposes of promoting these upcoming events. 

Each in its own way, at its root, gets back to helping people and improving the human condition or our environment in some way. Simple as that. Here we go:

• First up, this Saturday, Oct. 4, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Yobel Market will join others at the annual Alternative Gift Fair at Broadmoor Community Church.
"We will bring handmade, Fair Trade jewelry, bags, scarves, skirts, aprons, sari blankets and leather products," reads a flier. "Join us in supporting artisans and individuals in the developing world!" 

Sari cloth is ubiquitous in India, where Yobel sends volunteers annually. Find saris from their fair trade partners at the Alternative Gift Fair. - MATTHEW SCHNIPER
  • Matthew Schniper
  • Sari cloth is ubiquitous in India, where Yobel sends volunteers annually. Find saris from their fair trade partners at the Alternative Gift Fair.


• Next up — this one's for the well-armed survivalists among us, but perhaps locavores too — Colorado Parks and Wildlife is hosting free "Field Dressing and Meat Processing 101" classes at 6 and 9 p.m. on both Tuesday, Oct. 7 and Thursday, Oct. 9. Register here.
"You've filled your tag, now what? Ethical hunters not only make a clean kill, they don't waste what they harvest either. But processing game meat properly can be tricky ..." reads the release. In fact, "It's against the law to waste game meat. If you harvest an animal, it is your responsibility to remove and care for the meat."
It goes on to say that animals will be provided for hands-on learning at CPW's Southeast Region Office at 4255 Sinton Road. 




• Lastly, Operation Free (a campaign of the Truman National Security Project & the Center for National Policy) will host a free screening of The Burden on Wednesday, Oct. 8 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Ivywild School. 
According to its release, "The Burden is the first documentary to tell the story of our dependence on fossil fuels as the greatest long­‐term national security threat confronting the U.S., and how the military is leading our transition away from oil. ... After the screening, former Assistant Secretary of Defense Sharon Burke, and U.S. Army veteran Mike Breen will answer questions about the film."
Register here



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