For Immediate Release:

November 19, 2007

Hudson Valley Celebrates A Day for the Earth in Beacon

Hudson Valley residents who want to put the brakes on global 
warming and its potentially catastrophic consequences can 
find out how to help locally on Saturday, December 8, >>
from 2:00 to 4:30 p.m. at The Tabernacle of Christ church 
on Main Street in Beacon. A Day for the Earth will feature 
speakers and musicians to celebrate the earth, raise 
awareness of global warming and its effects on our 
Hudson River Valley community, and encourage residents 
to help heal the planet with specific local activities.  

Musical performers will include Guy Davis, Linda Richards, 
Pete Seeger and his grandson, Tao Rodriguez Seeger.  The 
program will also feature Professor Nicholas Robinson, 
founder of the Environmental Legal Studies program at Pace 
University School of Law and a renowned specialist in 
international environmental law, who will provide an 
international perspective on global warming.

Cold Spring resident Ellyn Rosenthal, co-founder of 
Local Yokels for local activism, will speak about how each 
of us can reduce our carbon footprint.  Excerpts from a new
film, "Silent Snow", about the effects of climate change 
and pollution from industrialized nations, including 
Hudson River PCBs, on the Inuit communities of Greenland 
will also be shown. 

A Day for the Earth is part of an international day of 
recognition of the United Nations Climate Change Conference 
in Bali, meeting December 3-14 to create an international 
accord to replace the Kyoto Protocol, which is set to expire 
in 2012. The new accord will set strict guidelines for 
curbing carbon and implementing alternative energy 
solutions.  A Day for the Earth is sponsored by the 
Climate Crisis Coalition and locally by the Hudson Valley 
International Day for the Earth Committee. Other local 
sponsors include Clearwater, the Beacon Sloop Club, 
Mid-Hudson Progressive Alliance, WESPAC Foundation and 
Philipstown for Democracy.

There will be tables with displays and information about 
how anyone and everyone can help reduce global warming.  
The Tabernacle of Christ (Tabernaculo de Cristo) is 
located at 483 Main St in Beacon, at the corner of Tioronda 
Avenue. This family-friendly, community event is free 
and open to the public.  For more information, see 
the Climate Crisis Coalition website at 
http://www.climatecrisiscoalition.org  or the 
Hudson Valley Day for the Earth website at 
http://www.thnktnk.net/NotAGame/ or call 845 228-8894.
Contact: Vane Lashua
845 228-8894 or midhudsonprogressivealliance@gmail.com
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