Town Meeting: Solutions to Climate Change

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 02/08/2014
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Location
Long Beach Public Library
111 West Park Avenue
Long Beach, Long Island
two and a half short blocks to the right as you exit the Long Beach Railroad Station.

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(FREE) TOWN MEETING: Solutions to Climate Change (How Long Beach Connects to the World)

On Saturday February 8, 1-4 p.m. the Long Beach Public Library, hosting and in co-sponsorship with the Occupy Wall Street Environmental Solidarity Group, presents a Town Meeting with presentations by experts and audience Q&A.

We’ll examine the many environmental and economic challenges facing the people of Long Beach and environs, the facts about climate change and the rising tides, our connection to people and farms upstate where we get much of our excellent dairy products, apples and wine, what may happen to our fuel costs, the truth about the promise of jobs and energy independence, the question of import vs. export of resources, and the potential for a truly sustainable future that includes employment opportunities for many more of us.

We’ll discuss the natural gas industry, including the growing infrastructure to deliver the gas, the proposed LNG port off Long Beach, renewables (especially solar and offshore wind), and our relationship to tropical rainforests. We’re open to a lively exchange with the speakers and one another, and we’ll break it up with some great local (and regional) entertainment.

The library is located at 111 West Park Avenue, Long Beach, Long Island, just two and a half short blocks to the right as you exit the Long Beach Railroad Station.

Speakers include Ken Gale of Eco-Logic on WBAI 99.5 FM, NYC, JK Canepa of the New York Climate Action Group, Clare Donohue of Sane Energy Project, Pramilla Malick of Stop the Minisink Compressor Station, Cindy Zipf from Clean Ocean Action, David Alicea of the Long Island Sierra Club, and David Schieren of Empower Solar. Invited guests (so far unconfirmed) also include Cabot Oil & Gas, Range Resources and LIPA/PSEG.

 

Our performers are cellist Shaheen Malick, folk singer Su Polo, rockers J-Bird and Scott Martin of the Broadcasting on the Beach Band (you may know them from the Halftime Howie show on WGBB 120AM in Long Island), and Kim Fraczek and the People’s Puppets’ Cantastoria.

 

The event is free, and refreshments will be served.

 

Videotapng thanks to the people at Environment TV.

 

Co-sponsored by the Occupy Wall Street Environmental Solidarity Working Group and the Long Beach Public Library.

 

Please contact jk.nycag@gmail.com with any questions.

 

Thank you. Look forward to seeing you there!

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