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County Commission holds MSD sewer rate and budget hearing open until Dec 16.  Commission plans to vote on the rate increase in July, 2016.

Read member Bob Park’s opinion  piece “MSD Poll Tax” in the Cincinnati Enquirer !

Photos from the Dec. 12th Christmas Party
(also see videos on our Facebook):

The subject of the Dec. 7th Innings Meeting was the revolutionary film Forks Over Knives. Note: Marilyn has loaner copies of the video if you’d like to show it to another group!

Capsule summary of the film: Forks Over Knives examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting our present menu of animal-based and processed foods. The major storyline in the film traces the personal journeys of a pair of pioneering yet under-appreciated researchers, Dr. T. Colin Campbell and Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn.

Following the film, Marilyn Wall led a lively discussion session with the 30 or so attendees. Interestingly, the meeting took place during the Climate Talks in Paris. It’s too bad that the discussion there likely fails to consider the huge favorable impacts that moving the world toward a plant-based diet could have!

The above photos show some of the books that were available for members to peruse. Mike Fremont received another good once since then, entitled How Not to Die, by Michael Greger.

Videos:

Visit our Facebook Page to see photos and videos of the Nov. 29 Climate Rally at City Hall!
Bear Interrupts Photo Shoot!
Subscribe to Miami Group’s You-Tube Video Channel!
Dr. Miriam Steinitz-Kannan video on Blue-Green Algae
Responsible Bidder: Investing in the Community – Preserving Local Jobs
View Dr. Chris Curran’s interview on Make Peace with Nature.
Check out this video: This Land is Our Land
Cowspiracy: The Most Shocking 1.5 Min Video the World Must See!

Upcoming Events:     Meetings Calendar

January 4, 2016: Innings Program on the status of the Mill Creek, presented by Dr. Michael C. Miller.

January 23-24, 2016: Miami Group Annual Retreat.

February 1, 2016: Innings Program on the causes of Toxic Algae in the Ohio River, presented by Dr. Miriam Steinitz-Kannan.