To Frack or Not - Let the Science Decide

cuomoastorino.jpgIn last week's gubernatorial debate Rob Astorino, the Republican nominee and Westchester County Executive, said that if elected he would move forward with gas drilling within the first 90 days of his administration.


Governor Cuomo countered, "I'm not a scientist. Let the scientists decide…. whatever the experts say is right, that's what I will do…"And the science is increasingly clear. The process of extracting, processing and transporting natural gas puts dangerous toxins into our water and air, and emits global warming-inducing green house gases (GHGs) into the atmosphere. 
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Discover the Magic of the Catskils.....and Join us for a Celebration of our Short Film 'Catskill Park'

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After this Saturday's world premiere screening, please join us at the Terrapin Restaurant in Rhinebeck to help us celebrate this beautiful short film. The after party will begin at 3:45pm on Saturday, October 18th.

Saturday's screening is sold out, but tickets are still available for the Friday screening. And if you would like to attend the Saturday screening and do not have a ticket, standby is available....

Directed by Nina Warren, this film brings to the screen the majestic beauty of the Catskills – it's history, wilderness and waterways. For more info, please click here.

 

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Tomorrow! Natalie Merchant and Jon Bowermaster at Taste of the Catskills


This weekend join us for the best event of the year!

Live music on three stages, family activities & kids entertainment, workshops, local food and beer, bounce houses, regional vendors, hayrides, film series, falconry demonstration, puppet shows, the "farm olympics", farm dinner, bonfire and barn dance, for more info on schedules and events click here.

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Taste of the Catskills: Film Series, Farm Dinner, Silent Auction Announced

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Join us on Columbus Day weekend for Catskill Mountainkeeper's 6th annual Barnfest celebration, at the incredible Taste of the Catskills Festival in Delhi, NY! We've added a ton of great performances, workshops, activities, an environmental film series and farm dinner!




PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE NOW FOR FREE BEER TICKETS!...





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Climatekeeper: Countdown to the Climate March (Part 3 of 3)

Don’t just sit there.  Do something.  Go to the Climate March and Commit to Converting to Renewable Energy!

 

This is Part 3 of a 3 part series leading up to the People's Climate March in New York City on September 21st to explain (1) the interconnection between fracking and climate change, (2) how climate change will affect all of us, and (3) how we can move toward a renewable energy future.  Every great social movement in our country, from civil rights to gay rights, has relied on people taking to the streets.  Your participation in the People’s Climate March will help to show our government leaders just how serious we are about changing the energy paradigm -- away from destructive fossil fuels and towards renewable and clean energy sources. The message is clear – “green” technology is ready, and so are we.

If you don’t need to be convinced about why transistioning to renewable energy is necessary HERE IS WHAT YOU CAN DO:

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FRACK IS WACK! T-Shirt Silkscreening Party

 FrackIsWack2.jpgSteve’s Frack is Wack shirts are back! Silkscreen your own shirt with us (materials provided) or pick out a shirt from our new batch. All sizes will be available in black, white and orange, and just in time for the People's Climate March!You are invited to join Catskill Mountainkeeper, Steve Ellis and Les Stone this Sunday for a silkscreening party.

At the event, critically acclaimed photojournalist Les Stone will present a slide show of his photography of fracking sites and the communities affected by fracking. 

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Climatekeeper: Countdown to the Climate March (Part 2 of 3)

 WHY CLIMATE CHANGE MATTERS TO YOU
(And why you should be in NYC for the Climate March on September 21!) 

This is Part 2 of a 3 part series leading up to the People's Climate March
in New York City on September 21st to explain (1) the interconnection between fracking and climate change, (2) how climate change will affect all of us, and (3) how we can move toward a renewable energy future.  Every great social movement in our country, from civil rights to gay rights, has relied on people taking to the streets.  Your participation in the People’s Climate March will help to show our government leaders just how serious we are about changing the energy paradigm -- away from destructive fossil fuels and towards renewable and clean energy sources. The message is clear – “green” technology is ready, and so are we.

1.    Climate change is here -- it is real and well documented, and is causing droughts, super storms, sea level rise, and a multitude of other extreme weather phenomena and related problems.

2.    The fossil fuel industry continues to expand, employing increasingly destructive and resource intensive methods for energy extraction. Unless we take action, we face the real possibility of the privatization of our air, water and land resources under the guise of a “global climate compact.”

3.    Extreme weather and extreme energy extraction go hand in hand, as evidenced by rising temperatures that generate localized and often catastrophic weather events around the world, including here in the Catskills...

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Climatekeeper: Countdown to the Climate March (Part 1 of 3)

 Part One: Fracking = Climate Change

This is Part 1 of a 3 part series leading up to the People's Climate March in New York City on September 21st to explain (1) the interconnection between fracking and climate change, (2) how climate change will affect all of us, and (3) how we can move toward a renewable energy future.  Every great social movement in our country, from civil rights to gay rights, has relied on people taking to the streets.  Your participation in the People’s Climate March will help to show our government leaders just how serious we are about changing the energy paradigm -- away from destructive fossil fuels and towards renewable and clean energy sources. The message is clear – “green” technology is ready, and so are we.


The draft U.N. report issued in August 2014 confirms that the runaway growth in the emission of greenhouse gases from the extraction and consumption of fossil fuels – namely gas, oil and coal – is raising the risk of “severe, pervasive and irreversible impacts” to the earth’s climate over the coming decades.

Natural gas poses a serious threat to our climate because methane -- a component of natural gas -- is eighty-six times more powerful at trapping heat over a 20-year period than carbon dioxide. Methane leakage during the entire fracking and transport process (from wells, pipelines, compressors and processing units) evicerates any climate benefit of burning gas over coal...
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Natalie Merchant and Jon Bowermaster to Receive the "Keeper of the Catskills Award"

Join us on Columbus Day weekend for Catskill Mountainkeeper's 6th annual Barnfest celebration, at the incredible Taste of the Catskills Festival in Delhi, NY!

On Saturday, October 11th Mountainkeeper will honor Natalie Merchant, famed singer-songwriter and champion of the NY anti-fracking movement, and Jon Bowermaster, award-winning writer and filmmaker. A sneak preview of his new film Dear President Obama will be shown to the public for the first time at Taste of the Catskills, as part of a 2-day series of environmental films, performances and workshops...


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Don’t Just Watch – Be a Part of History!

Help make history by joining us in NYC on September 21st at the People's Climate March to demand our leaders take action to prevent catastrophic climate change. 


Tens of thousands have already pledged to join the march, and in the next 48 hours, we need 10,000 more RSVP's. Click here to sign up for the march and help us make history!...

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