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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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