The School of Constructed Environments and The Baum Forum present an action-oriented conference to energize and educate the public about industrial hydrofracking in our watersheds and regional foodsheds. The event will provide inspiration and tools to protect our ecosystem and build a green economy with clean water as its source. By confronting,
debating, strategizing and visioning, we will celebrate water, food, environmental art and activism.
The program will be moderated by Anna Lappé, author of Diet for a Hot Planet. Speakers include: Tracy Carluccio, Delaware Riverkeeper Network; Lois Gibbs, The Center for Health, Environment, & Justice; Wenonah Hauter, Food and Water Watch; Wes Gillingham, Catskill Mountainkeeper; Miriam MacGillis, Genesis Farm, and others.
Hydrofracking is a dangerous, modern technology employed by gas and Oil companies to extract hard-to-reach gas under the Marcellus Shale and And other geological formations in 36 states. This industrial intrusion Into our communities and countryside is recognized for its potential to degrade the Delaware River watershed that provides water for 15 million people in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware. Hydrofracking is spreading around the earth as well. Its toxic effects on water, air, soil and health well beyond the New York City watershed have been documented and measured, compromising the sustainability of farming, vitaculture, and tourism throughout this region and elsewhere.
The conference is part of the Parsons Festival and the culminating Event of the Spring 2011 Water Discourses.
From 5:30-7:00 p.m., networking opportunities available for local food operations.
This event is a part of the Parsons Festival 2011.
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