ENERGY, CLIMATE ACTION
Want to hear about what Salt Lake City and you can do about climate change? Utah's Sustainable Communities in Action will cut through the crap and shine a light on action. A panel including representatives from Salt Lake City's Sustainability Office, Rocky Mountain Power, Utah Clean Energy and Logan High School's Environmental Action Force will talk about how Utah can achieve the goals set out in the 2016 Paris Agreement on Climate Change—even if the president of the United States won't. You'll see a short video introducing the Sept. 12-14 Global Climate Action Summit and learn about Salt Lake's commitment as one of Utah's four local governments pledged to achieve 100 percent renewable energy and to make substantial reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. Nancy Tessman Auditorium,210 E. 400 South,801-467-9294 ext. 101, Thursday, Sept. 13, 7-8:30 p.m., free, bit.ly/2NY0aG6.
PROP 2 KICKOFF
It's hard to ignore how The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has come out fighting against medical cannabis. Still, there is widespread support for this citizen initiative aimed at decriminalizing this palliative remedy. The Prop 2 Campaign Kickoff Party will head into its final run before the election with yard signs, T-shirts and information to help you spread the word about the Utah Medical Cannabis Act. The event is hosted by Overstock.com, not only one of Utah's largest companies, but also one of the most politically conservative. Tickets are not required, but registration helps organizers know how many will attend. Overstock Peace Coliseum, 7295 S. Bingham Junction Blvd, Midvale, Saturday, Sept. 15, 5-10 p.m., free, bit.ly/2NWE9r6.
TEMPORARY HOMELESS AID
Homelessness is the problem of the year, but there are ways to help—at least temporarily. If you or someone you know is having housing issues, you need to get familiar with The TANF Housing Program—Temporary Assistance for Needy Families. Find out what they can do for you, including short-term rental assistance, deposit assistance, utility assistance, application fees, back rental payment, case management and outreach services for eligible families. It could be enough to get you back on the road to stability. The Housing Authority of Salt Lake City also has a Landlord Outreach program to address concerns and risks. The Urban Indian Center of Salt Lake, 120 W. 1300 South, 801-428-0601, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., free, bit.ly/2M82KaM.