A HISTORIC DAY FOR NEW YORK - FRACKING BAN!!

cuomo.jpgGovernor Cuomo announced today that he will ban high-volume hydraulic fracturing in New York State. 

We are so proud to be New Yorkers! Thank you Governor Cuomo for putting the people of New York and their interests above the interests of the gas industry.

After looking at the science on fracking, the Acting Commissioner of Health, Howard Zucker concluded what residents across New York have been saying for years.  When advising the Governor, Zucker stated "Would I live in a community that would allow fracking? The answer is no."

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2014 Stakeholder Report

2014StakeholderReport.pngWow! With our supporters and activists 2014 was a great year for Mountainkeeper and our beloved Catskills. The Mountainkeeper team, along with our community of partners and supporters has demonstrated the importance of empowering citizens to protect the Catskill region. Check out the highlights in our 2014 Stakeholder Report.

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Giving Thanks - There's so Much to be Thankful for!

farmscape.pngThe leaves are down, it’s cold (deep freeze cold here in the Catskills!), and the holidays are right around the corner.  Just like that, it’s Thanksgiving again.

The year has flown by, as the Catskill Mountainkeeper team has been busy working hard to protect and strengthen some of the things that we’re all most thankful for – the health of our communities, the integrity of our ecosystems, and vibrant local economies that provide jobs and healthy food for area residents. 

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3 Reasons to Give on #GivingTuesday

CEGP-_Cooke_School.jpg#GivingTuesday is a global day dedicated to giving back. Every year on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, people and charities around the world come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.

Here are three great reasons you should donate to Catskill Mountainkeeper today:

 

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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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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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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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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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