Below is an excellent opportunity provided by Food and Water Watch this Saturday. It will be a great opportunity to organize environment activists from around the state. Hopefully our UU’s can be there to help in the organizing efforts.
Here are the details of the event this Saturday; please feel free to spread the word!
Hello there — This Saturday please join Food & Water Watch, the Center for Sustainability at Ramapo College, and our grassroots allies at a one-day energy forum to build organizing skills, connect with fellow activists, and bridge the gap between local energy infrastructure fights and the larger movement to end fossil fuel dependence.
Throughout our state, we’re seeing a massive expansion of oil and gas infrastructure, with pipeline after pipeline being forced on our communities to transport the dirtiest fuels on the planet. These projects jeopardize the health and safety of our local communities, and around the globe, we are already seeing the impacts of our dependence on fossil fuels, with extreme weather, rising sea levels and freshwater scarcity.
But even as the fossil fuel industry pushes our planet toward critical tipping points, we’re seeing local communities rise up to defend their homes from extreme energy activities.
It’s time we brought New Jersey’s local activists together to strategize on a larger scale. And that’s exactly what the Food & Water Watch Climate and Energy Forum is intended to do.
Can you join us for this important event?
What: Food & Water Watch Climate and Energy Forum
When: Saturday, October 31 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Trustee’s Pavilion, Ramapo College, 505 Ramapo Valley Road, Mahwah, NJ 07430
Cost: $13 to cover breakfast and lunch for each attendee
It will be a full day of speakers, workshops and trainings to build the skills necessary to engage in all levels of grassroots organizing and critical climate and energy policy making. You’ll also have the opportunity to connect with fellow activists from around the state.