The Sierra Club NYC Group presents an examination of the increasing commercialization of NYC parks, focused on the Brooklyn Bridge Park, with Judi Francis, president of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Defense Fund, and Roy Sloane, who has led public outreach efforts as a board member of the BB Park Local Development Corp. Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
Come learn about the state of farming and the invasion of CAFOs (confined/concentrated animal feeding operations) aka factory farms in New York state. Speakers on the issues as well as tastings of locally produced food and wine.
Brighter Green’s Executive Director, Mia MacDonald, will speak at Portland VegFest 2008.
Global warming will not affect all of the planet’s people equally: it is those in southern countries with the fewest natural and financial resources who will find it hardest to adapt to climate shocks. Join Francis ole Sakuda and Daniel Salau of the Simba Maasai Outreach Organization (SIMOO) in Kenya as they discuss the realities of climate change for indigenous communities in Kenya and elsewhere. They’ll also share details of how they’re using solar power to bring fossil-fuel free energy, and new opportunities, to rural communities off the grid. Co-sponsored by Brighter Green, the Sierra Club NYC Group and Tribal Link Foundation.