Until further notice,

all scheduled meetings of the Reedley Peace Center

will take place via Zoom

When we again meet in person, we will return to:

The Fellowship Hall of First Mennonite Church,

Located on L Street between 12th and 13th Streets in Reedley 

Contact: Hope Nisly (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Fri, Jan 21, 2022


Time: 6 p.m.

Speaker: Peter Ashcroft

Individual Actions for a Global Challenge: What One Person Can Do to Address Climate Change


This is a follow-up to Peter's presentation to the RPC in November 2021 on the challenges of a clean, reliable, affordable electrical system in the 21st century. He is a Reedley High School graduate and is currently resource and policy analyst at the Governor's Office of Energy Development in the state of Utah.

Register for the meeting here.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Fri, Jan 28, 2022

Time: 6 p.m.

Speaker: Ken Wall and Connie Young / Citizens' Climate Lobby

Carbon Fee and Dividend Legislation

Citizens Climate Lobby supports this type of legislation to ease fossil fuels out of the economy using market signals to influence energy choices.


Ken is a member of the Reedley Peace Center and Connie is a long-time Fresno activist for environmental issues. Both of them a part of the Citizens' Climate Lobby.
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Mark Alvis, a long-time RPC associate, has recently produced a 10-part television series, The Most Important Thing. These 10 segments are available on YouTube and the links are provided below. For this meeting, Mark will lead a discussion on the third episode (Heather: The Connecto-Sphere). Links are provided for all the episodes and he will be open to answering questions about any of the episodes.

Register for the meeting here.


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.



 "The Most Important Thing" with Mark Alvis

 Trailer, 30 Seconds

Episode 1: Ann

The Most Important Thing

The first episode in a ten-part series about the psychology of Climate Change featuring Ann Edminster, green architect and author.

Episode 2: Moses

Unintended Consequences
Moses Stites, head of the Fresno County Rural Transit Agency, gives a front line look at the transition that is already underway from gas powered vehicles to electrics.

Episode 3: Heather

The Connecto-Sphere
What is Climate Change doing to wild animals? Heather Taylor gives us an in-person account of what it's like to work with elephants and warthogs close-up.

Episode 4: Phil

The New Normal

What is the real science of Climate Change? Dr. Phil Martien explains and tells us why we should have hope.

Episode 5: Vernice

Two Mothers

Our connection to the Earth is intimate, just like our connection to our moms. Dr. Vernice Nellon tells how solar-powered hats fit into her life as a successful business woman, a great mom, and life in the Valley.

Episode 6: Celeste

Climate Change Depression

As a therapist, Celeste Penrose, has a unique perspective when it comes to understanding the emotional effects of Climate Change.

Episode 7: Bob

We Know What We Need To Do

For forty years, Bob Riding's job at PG&E was teaching people how to save energy. Bob is our energy guru and explains the nexus between energy, water, and family.

Episode 8: Laura

The Solar-Powered Mobile Party

What will it take to build a truly sustainable society? Laura Gromis is the head of the US Green Building Council in Central California and her own personal experience with her kids illustrates real world solutions.

Episode 9: Keith

Independence Drive

As a professional landscape photographer for more than forty years, Keith Walklet has witnessed the awesome beauty of the natural world undergo dramatic and often painful changes.

Episode 10: Cooper

A New Sense of Urgency

What does the future hold for the next generations? Cooper Pendergast is studying how we are going to deal with the changing climate when it comes to growing our food.