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Webinar: Mega Dams = Mega Damage

When:
September 9, 2021: 7:00PM to 8:00PM
Where:
Online
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Sierra Club New York City Group’s Sustainability Series presents a webinar on why we want renewable energy generated in New York State, and not energy from Canadian mega dams that destroy the lives of Indigenous Peoples and ecosystems. Topics and speakers include:

I. Global overview of mega dams – Gary Wockner, Activist; Scientist; Writer; Environmental Whistleblower.

II. An Indigenous perspective – Will Nicholls, Cree from Mistissiwi; Co-Founder and Editor in Chief, “The Nation,” a Montreal-Based Publication; The Cree Still Protect Their Land.

III. The Hudson River – George Jackman, Aquatic Ecologist; Environmental Activist; Habitat Restoration Manager, Riverkeeper, and Mayor Gary Bassett, Chairman of the Hudson 7; Mayor of the Village of Rhinebeck.

IV. Solutions – Bob Ciesielski, Sierra Club Atlantic Chapter, Chair of Energy Committee; Tiers 1 & 2, and Shay O’Reilly, Sierra Club New York City and Hudson Valley Organizing Representative; Campaign to Stop Two Potential New Gas Power Plants: Danskammer & Astoria; Tier 4.

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