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April 2012

Gardens Filled with Life: Northeastern Native Plants

April 18, 2012 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Gerald J. Skoda Extension Education Center, Liberty NY,

Renowned author and landscape architect Carolyn Summers will present an informative class on the current research that reveals the many ways in which native plants form the basis of the food web that supports a healthy, bio-diverse landscape. Her lecture covers ways to use a wide variety of striking native plants in a formal landscape or in a more natural setting. Come to this class and learn how to use native plants in your garden. Find out about the full…

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Sandra Steingraber, Ph.D., on the dangers of hydrofracking

April 18, 2012 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Hunt Union Ballroom SUNY ONEONTA

Sandra Steingraber, Ph.D., on the dangers of hydrofracking Wednesday April 18, 7:30 pm Hunt Union Ballroom  SUNY ONEONTA SUNY Oneonta’s Red Dragon Reading Series presents Sandra Steingraber, Ph.D., in a special Earth Week lecture on the dangers of hydrofracking in Upstate New York.  Ecologist, author, and cancer survivor, Sandra Steingraber, is an internationally recognized authority on the environmental links to cancer and human health.  The Sierra Club has heralded Steingraber as “the new Rachel Carson,” and, indeed, she is a recipient of the Rachel…

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Sustainable Local Food, Healthy Food Forum

April 19, 2012 @ 6:15 pm - 9:00 pm
Temple Israel Center,
280 Old Mamaroneck, White Plains, NY United States
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Parcelizing the Catskills and the Boiled Frog Syndrome

April 19, 2012 @ 7:00 pm
Jewish community Center,
30 North Chestnut Street, New Paltz, NY United States
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Earth Day Entrepreneur Showcase: Slow Money and Local Investment Opportunities

April 22, 2012 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Loft at Stone Barns

Slow Money NYC and Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture Present: Earth Day Entrepreneur Showcase: Slow Money and Local Investment Opportunities With Woody Tasch, Author of Inquiries into the Nature of Slow Money, & Eliot Coleman, Author & Farmer, Four Season Farm April 22, 2012 (Earth Day!) 3-5 pm The Loft at Stone Barns Tickets $75. Limited quantity. What better way to spend Earth Day than with a group of food entrepreneurs and investors who are working “to bring…

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EXTREME ENERGY AND THE FIGHT FOR OUR FUTURE

April 23, 2012 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
SUNY New Paltz,

MONDAY APRIL 23RD 6:00 pm SUNY NEW PALTZ, Room TBA CATSKILL MOUNTAINKEEPER, FRACK FREE CATSKILLS, HUDSON RIVER CLEARWATER, WORKING FILMS-reel power PRESENT EXTREME ENERGY AND THE FIGHT FOR OUR FUTURE COME HEAR THE VOICES OF THOSE FIGHTING HYDROFRACKING IN NY, MOUNTAINTOP REMOVAL IN WV NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS IN NY, CLIMATE CHANGE ON THE PLANET AND FOR A SUSTAINABLE ENERGY FUTURE IT IS TIME TO JOIN TOGETHER- THEY ARE ALL OUR STRUGGLES!! We will learn about local struggles, broad campaigns and…

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Frackonomics: Debunking the Financial Myths of Shale Gas & Embracing a Green Energy Future

April 24, 2012 @ 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Ethical Culture Society,
2 West 64th Street @ Central Park West, New York, NY United States

United for Action and tons of other great co-sponsors (see list below) are bringing Deborah Rogers, Jannette Barth, and Al Appleton together for a panel presentation to discuss the downsides of shale gas development from an economic and financial standpoint and will additionally be exploring the potential for green energy for New York State.  What:  Frackonomics:  Debunking the Financial Myths of Shale Gas & Embracing a Green Energy Future When: April 24th Time:  6:45 (doors open at 6) Where:  Ethical Culture Society, 2…

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Earth Day Lobby Day 2012

April 25, 2012 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
New York State Capitol,
Albany, NY United States

Join Us For Earth Day Lobby Day 2012! Wednesday, April 25th, 2012 9:30 A.M. – 3:00 P.M. New York State Capitol Albany, NY Please join us for the 22nd annual Earth Day Lobby Day in Albany, New York.   Hear from state government and environmental leaders, learn about environmental bills that are pending in Albany, and lobby your state lawmakers on environmental issues that are important to you. This year’s Earth Day Lobby Day will focus on critically important environmental issues such as expanding…

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Fire House Forum on Rural Economic Development

April 28, 2012 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Jeffersonville Fire House,
Jeffersonville, NY United States

Sullivan County Farm Network presents: Got Property? … “Ways to Generate Green Revenue From Your Land” Saturday April 28th 1-4 pm Jeffersonville Firehouse (Free Admission/Light Refreshments) Experts talk about: Solar/Wind Turbines, Food Production, Opportunities in Rural Economic Development Learn what it takes to: Raise Beef, Chickens & Alpaca Make Cheese, Honey & Maple Syrup Grow Vegetables in High Tunnels Start a Community Supported Ag Project (CSA) Produce Grass Pellets Grow Christmas Trees Lease Land to Produce Electricity Offer Farm Stays-…

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Permaculture Design Course – Session 1

April 29, 2012 @ 1:00 am - 3:30 pm
The Cutting Garden,
Youngsville, NY United States

  The Cutting Garden is pleased to announce that NOFA-NY (The Northeast Organic Farming Association) is sponsoring a second four session course centered on a step by step approach to creating and maintaining a permanent, low maintenance system of production for food, flowers and trees based on the natural system of the forest.  This will be a hands-on course with emphasis on individual attention.   The course will take place on Sundays between 1 pm and 3:30 pm.  It will be taught by…

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