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UPCOMING EVENTS

Tuesday, Feb 17,2015
Central United Methodist Church, 17 Nanticoke Ave., Endicott, NY

7:30 pm:
" Maldives, Island Country on the Brink! "

****** The Maldives, a tropical small island nation and luxury resort destination known for its ecological beauty, is facing catastrophe from climate change impacts, particularly rising sea levels. Escalating instability and violence in the wake of the 2012 coup d'etat and 2013 presidential election have limited the nation's ability to mitigate and adapt to the ongoing effects of climate change. Additionally, the Maldives’ global climate justice advocacy efforts - which provided a model for other vulnerable nations - have been curtailed as this 100% Sunni Muslim country struggles to maintain its fledgling democracy. These events - relevant to Binghamton as a fellow community on the front line of climate change - will be discussed by Leah Malone, M.S.; She has worked in the Maldives since 2009 as a civil society consultant for Maldivian national, regional and local NGOs as well as a journalist for Minivan News, the country’s only independent English news outlet. This will be held at the Central United Methodist Church, 17 Nanticoke Ave, Endicott. The meeting room will be in the education wing; from the back of the building, take the door on the right at the top of the ramp for the February meeting. Go down the stairs and you will be at the meeting room.



 
At the 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.) Parking in lot behind church, enter through back door on left. The public is welcome and refreshments are served following the meeting. Contact Scott Lauffer at 607-341-3746 or lauffer.scott@gmail.com for more information.

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 lauffer.scott@gmail.com for more information. 






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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 http://nywatersentinels.org .






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