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Food and Enterprise Conference

Friday, January 23, 2015 at 06:00 PM through January 24, 2015
Industry City in Brooklyn, NY

Founded in 2013, FOOD+ENTERPRISE is a social impact, mission-driven event dedicated to promoting understanding and collaboration amongst multiple stakeholders – farmers, entrepreneurs, consultants, funders and investors – who aim to finance a better local food system.

After two years hosted under the auspices of the Food Book Fair, the 2015 conference has grown to be a three-day event beginning with our popular Entrepreneurship Clinic and ending with our third annual Pitch Competition. Check out the 2014 event photos.

The 2015 FOOD+ENTERPRISE Conference is organized and administered by the Northeast Foodshed Finance Alliance and Slow Money NYC, in conjunction with NRDCCommunity Food Funders and the Young Farmers Alliance.

Citizens for Local Power

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 07:00 PM
Kingston City Hall, Common Council Chambers

With a fracking ban in NY and major state energy reforms underway, where should we go from here?

Local Power NY!

Public Forum:

Taking Control of Our Energy Supply

Through Community Choice Aggregation

Paul Fenn, Inventor of CCA

Featured speaker Paul Fenn of California-based Local Power Inc.--the inventor of CCA--will discuss how this community-

based approach to energy procurement can help ramp up local production of green energy, reduce our vulnerability to volatile fossil fuel prices, and create local jobs. Jessica Barry (Citizens for Local Power) will give an introductory overview and Jen Metzger (Citizens for Local Power) will discuss state energy reforms underway and what you can do to make sure we get the best outcome for our communities. Ulster County Legislator Manna Jo Greene will moderate the Q&A..


Kingston City Hall, Common Council Chambers

420 Broadway, Kingston, NY

For more info, contact localpowerny@gmail.com

Co-sponsored by:

Catskill Mountainkeeper

New Paltz Climate Action Coalition

Frack Action

In a historic decision in December 2014, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced he will ban high-volume hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in low permeable shale in New York State.  This is a huge win for New Yorkers, but the fight is far from over. 

So what’s next?

The ban still has to be made “official,” and faces potential lawsuits from gas and oil companies, as well as landowners who have sold leases to gas companies.

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