Environmental News & Action Items

"I recognize the right and duty of this generation to develop and use our natural resources,
but I do not recognize the right to waste them, or to rob by wasteful use, the generations that come after us."

Theodore Roosevelt

"The Iroquois Confederation made their decisions based on the welfare of their children
and childrens' children for seven generations. Will our leaders do the same?"

Joe Hoff, Chairman, Keuka Citizens Against Hydrofracking

AAUW and the Environmental Movement

In 2000, the following resolution was submitted and passed at the AAUW-NYS Convention:

Environment and Health

- Submitted by (the late) Judith Wagner and Ann Heidenreich, St. Lawrence County Branch.

North Country Matters: Public Heath Today in the Face of Current Events Dr. Timothy Sellati, who joined Saranac Lake's the Trudeau Institute in 2013 as an Associate Member, talks about public health, both from a historical perspective and how it applies today in the face of the current events, including the recent measles outbreak and how climate change is affecting disease. (March 31, 2015)

Join the new North Country 350 Alliance

The NC 350 Alliance represents the convergence of a number of groups with a long and rich tradition of activism on behalf of sustainability and social justice. Members and constituent groups have been engaged in campaigns against incineration, fracking, and industrial agriculture, and in the promotion of farmers markets, EBT/SNAP access to local foods, sustainable living and alternative energy fairs, school programs on nutrition, and university programs on sustainability, as well as conferences and demonstrations on climate change. We have brought numerous distinguished speakers to our campuses-- among them Bill McKibben, Michael E. Mann, William Blakemore (of ABC), and the anti-fracking activist Deborah Rogers. We have also sponsored town meetings on local agriculture with Congressman Bill Owens and Senator Charles Schumer.

From Fracking to Renewable Energy, Interactive Website Tracks Legislation State by State

The North Country 350 Alliance will meet at 7:30 pm on every third Tuesday of each month at the Potsdam Community Room in the Public Safety Building.

Updated: August 17, 2015

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