Tuesday, April 15
Methodist Church, 17 Nanticoke Ave., Endicott, NY
"Valley of Opportunity: Southern Tier Solar Works Bulk Buying Program"
Adam Flint, John Patterson and Gay Canough
The initiative is part of the Binghamton Regional Sustainability Coalition, with support from the Susquehanna Group of Sierra Club, Southern Tier Solar Works, the Natural Resources Defense Council, the Solutions Project and Catskills Mountainkeeper.
The initial solar buying/leasing program will be for homeowners and small businesses. At the meeting, residents will learn about solar power programs and incentives, may ask questions and sign up for installation.
For more information, visit http://southerntiersolarworks.org
Tuesday Apr 22 (PM) Earth Day Hike at Ely Park
Leader: Scott Lauffer 341-3746, email@example.com
Meet: 5:30 PM at tennis court parking, Conti Court. Joint Outing with Triple Cities Hiking Club.
Some hilly terrain, Strenuous, 3 miles. Celebrate Earth Day with a hike on the nature trail and nearby woods.
May 10 9:30 AM Woodswalk - Jerry Michael's tree farm, 3192 State Rte 206 - 1.3 miles east of Whitney Point
About General Meetings:
Everyone interested is welcome at all Sierra Club activities, whether
or not a member (except for Executive Committee meetings). General
meetings are held at 7:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each
month, except July and August. They are held at Central United
Methodist Church, 17 Nanticoke Ave., Endicott, NY (on Route 26 —
from Route 17, follow 26 north to Endicott, west on East Main, north on
Nanticoke.) The public is welcome and refreshments are served following
the meeting. Contact Scott Lauffer at 607-341-3746 or
firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
There are a variety of ways to get involved (contact or
meet with elected officials, go on an outing, write a letter to the
editor, attend a community meeting, talk with your neighbors, etc) and
a wide diversity of issues to work on (fracking, agriculture, energy,
translation, water protection, and so much more)-- so get active now!
Click Here to fill out a volunteer form.
"Frack Before We Think?"
Carl Stannard, PhD
Professor Emeritus of Physics
many reasons, hydrofracking should not be undertaken until, at the very
least, an honest and unbiased study of its health effects can be
completed. Too many times, we have been lured by the promise of the
quick buck to leap without sufficient foresight into situations whose
unintended consequences turn out to be dangerous, if not downright
disastrous. Similarly, as we know, it is not wise to rely solely on
the advice of those who stand to profit the most from the decisions.
Proponents of hydrofracking in New York have often mischaracterized the
motives of those of us who have very real concerns that fracking could
cause contamination of vital underground water sources, as well as the
release of many other environmental pollutants which could adversely
affect the citizens and industries of New York, such as farms, yogurt,
wine production, and many others.
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Water Monitoring Volunteers Needed
Concerned Citizens from around New York State are engaging in a
campaign to record basline water quality information for local streams.
For more information, visit http://nywatersentinels.org .