Shaleshock 101: Organizing against fracking

When: View in Calendar » February 3, 2013 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Where: First Unitarian Society of Ithaca Annex, 208 East Buffalo Street, Ithaca,NY 14850, USA
Categories: Tompkins
Tags: antifracking direct action gas drilling hydrofracking shaleshock Social Justice Committee of the Unitarian Church Tompkins County Health Care Task Force training

Shaleshock 101

Organizing Against Fracking:

Reflections on the Movement to Protect our Communities & Environment

Sponsored by the Tompkins County Health Care Task Force

& the Social Justice Committee of the Unitarian Church

To get involved and hear of upcoming trainings and actions:


Ongoing Peaceful Curbside Protest

When: View in Calendar » November 7, 2012 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Repeats: Daily until October 24, 2017
Where: In front of Avon DEC office, Avon, NY 14414, USA
Categories: Livingston
Tags: anti-fracking DEC direct action Fracking peaceful protest

In front of Avon DEC office
Rts 5 and 20, Avon, NY

Wednesdays 4 – 6pm & Saturdays 10 – 12 am

Join the vigil…bring your signs or borrow ours

(this is not a rally or a very organized action, we are simply sending our No Fracking Way Message to passers-by while maintaining a constant and reliable presence in the right-of-way lawn area of the DEC)

Local Groups Will Host Film and Q&A About Industrial Siting

When: View in Calendar » August 7, 2012 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Where: Glen Theater, 112 N Franklin St, Watkins Glen,NY 14891, USA
Categories: Schuyler
Tags: direct action Finger Lakes Bioneers Gas Free Seneca Glen Theater My Name is Allegany County The Finger Lakes Sierra Club Group
 Finger Lakes Bioneers, Gas Free Seneca and  The Finger Lakes Sierra Club Group are co-sponsoring an event to foster learning and communication within the region regarding the challenges of development that has an industrial focus. The 90-minute film entitled My Name is Allegany County will be screened followed by a discussion afterwards with one of the principal figures involved with the recorded events. Admission is $5.00. Some refreshments will be available. This film explores democratic decision-making, environmental policy, legal rights, corporate responsibility, and the challenges of using highly industrial technology in rural locations. The Glen Theater is located at 112 North Franklin Street right in downtown Watkins Glen 

The independently produced film is a documentary narrative illustrating the early 1990′s struggles and strategies of a wide array of citizens of western NY’s Allegany County who achieved success at the state level and at the US Supreme Court to prevent nuclear waste from being sited in their communities. Grandparents, merchants, teachers, homemakers, professionals, farmers, and blue collar workers connected over their caring for their rural places and succeeded against significant odds. Richard “Spike” Jones, longtime Allegany County resident and a key member of the 1989-1993 opposition to the State of New York’s ambitions, will be at the screening to discuss the events. He has travelled extensively in the US over the last twenty years to discuss his views and activism.
The film is being shown as part of a regional film series organized by Finger Lakes Bioneers, a program of Sustainable Tompkins.  “We’ve been partnering with local groups since last fall,” said Nick Vaczek, the series coordinator, “and we’ve found that people really enjoy watching films on challenging issues and innovative solutions, especially when that’s followed by a chance to discuss how that connects to hometown endeavors.”  More details about the film series are at
Residents, community leaders and decision-makers throughout the region are invited to attend.
“Our region faces economic and environmental challenges. The area is being considered for hydrofracking, gas storage and transport, and frack-related industry.   We need to be informed, to learn together, and to work together to formulate a vision for the future of the region,” said Yvonne Taylor, co-founder of Gas Free Seneca.   “Our goal is to provide an opportunity for the community to engage in a respectful, open dialogue about the various ways in which citizens can work together to protect their community, their health and their future.”

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