Sustainable World Book Discussion Group organized by Kathleen Shannon
Third Tuesday of each month. The book for June 21 is Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver, a novel involving the plight of the monarch butterfly. Wisner Library, 11 a.m. Books available on reserve at the library.
On July 19 the book group meets at the Florida Library at 11 a.m. The book is Pride and Produce about the black dirt region. Local author Cheetah Haysom will be there.
Thanks to SW member Elizabeth Knight for compiling this “Recylopedia” (organized by category) and to Straus News for publishing it in Dirt magazine.
Thanks to Warwick Shop-rite and Lowe’s of Chester for providing sustenance and supplies for the annual river clean-up event at Veterans’ Memorial Park.
The Solarize Warwick program has ended, but solar continues to grow in Warwick!
SW’s petition on plastic bags – Sign our petition here.
Why are plastic bags a problem? plastic bag facts
See how the Warwick Valley Central School District is working toward greener schools here.
Check out our new page devoted entirely to GMO information — with updates happening daily! Be part of SW and NYS’ big steps forward!
LABELING ACTION SHEET Be Part of the Solution!
If you want GMO labeling, please make your voice heard by signing the petitions below. Then, share them with friends, family, and in social media, to spread the word.
SIGN ON TO THE FOOD AND WATER WATCH LETTER: Click here.
SIGN THE PETITIONS:
There are two NYS petitions. One thing that worked well in VT was bombarding the government with GMO Labeling petitions from many different organizations:
VT, CT, and ME did it…so can NY!
What is sustainability?
Sustainability is based on a simple principle: Everything that we need for our survival and well-being depends, either directly or indirectly, on our natural environment. Sustainability creates and maintains the conditions under which humans and nature can exist in productive harmony, that permit fulfilling the social, economic and other requirements of present and future generations. Sustainability is important to making sure that we have and will continue to have, the water, materials, and resources to protect human health and our environment. — U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
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