Sustainable Sundays New Series
Join us for films and discussion this fall at the Albert Wisner Library, One McFarland Dr., at 1:30 p.m.
Oct. 19 Genetic Roulette Genetically modified organisms (GMOs), what they are and why they are controversial
Nov. 16 Carbon Nation Upbeat, fast-paced film that celebrates what’s already being done to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels
Sustainable Warwick at the People’s Climate March
Check out our new page devoted entirely to GMO information — with updates happening daily! Be part of SW and NYS’ big steps forward!
GMO LABELING ACTION SHEET Be Part of the Solution!
A New York State bill to mandate GMO Labeling in NYS (A.3525) was recently approved in committee in the spring but not voted on. It will come up when the NYS legislature convenes in January, 2015. Another Federal bill (S.3835) that would make it illegal for states to mandate GMO Labeling has been introduced to the U.S. Congress. If you want GMO labeling, please make your voice heard on both of these bills by signing all of the petitions below. Then, share them with friends, family, and in social media, to spread the word.
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!
As the Crow Flies: What Warwick Needs to Know about Indian Point Thursday, May 15 Warwick Town Hall 7:30-9 p.m.
The 40 year old Indian Point Nuclear Plant is up for re-licensing. Why is this an important issue for Warwick? Come to this important forum and find out. Each speaker will make a half hour presentation, and there will be a half hour Q&A afterward. Charlie Kocsis, Indian Point and adjunct instructor SUNY Orange (for re-licensing) Phillip Musegaas, attorney with Riverkeeper (against re-licensing)
Gasland II, documentary on fracking Sunday, May 18 Wisner Public Library 1:30 pm
Josh Fox follows his Academy Award nominated Gasland with this sequel, returning to interview some of the people in the first film and traveling the world to see the wider impacts of fracking. The film also explores studies that have been done and the response of government agencies.
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