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Tuesday, April 15
Central United Methodist Church, 17 Nanticoke Ave., Endicott, NY

7:00 pm:
"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

Tuesday Apr 22 (PM) Earth Day Hike at Ely Park Leader: Scott Lauffer 341-3746,

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 for more information. 

Get Active!
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!
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"Frack Before We Think?"
Carl Stannard, PhD
Professor Emeritus of Physics
Binghamton University

For 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 .

2014 Earth Day

This page last updated April 11, 2014.