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Thursday, October 13 at 7:00pm

Wenonah Hauter

Frackopoly: The Battle for the Future of Energy and the Environment

Thursday, October 13 at 7:00pm

Church of the Redeemer, 5603 N. Charles St., Baltimore 21210

Over the past decade a new and controversial energy extraction method known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, has rocketed to the forefront of U.S. energy production. With fracking, millions of gallons of water, dangerous chemicals, and sand are injected under high pressure deep into the earth, fracturing hard rock to release oil and gas.

In her new book, Wenonah Hauter argues that the rush to fracking is dangerous to the environment and treacherous to human health. Frackopoly describes how the fracking industry began; the technologies that make it possible; and the destruction and poisoning of clean water sources and the release of harmful radiation from deep inside shale deposits, creating what the author calls “sacrifice zones” across the American landscape. The book also examines the powerful interests that have supported fracking, including leading environmental groups, and offers a thorough debunking of its supposed economic benefits.

Wenonah Hauter is a longtime public interest advocate working on energy, environmental and agricultural issues. She is the founder and executive director of Food & Water Watch, a watchdog group with offices around the United States. She is the author of Foodopoly: The Battle Over the Future of Food and Farming in America.

Presented in partnership with the Enoch Pratt Free Library, Food & Water Watch,
and Baltimore Green Works for the Sustainable Speaker Series.

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SAVE THE DATE: WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21ST AT 6:30 PM AT ENOCH PRATT FREE LIBRARY: ROBERT K. MUSIL, RACHEL CARSON AND HER SISTERS: EXTRAORDINARY WOMEN WHO HAVE SHAPED AMERICA’S ENVIRONMENT. Robert K. Musil defines the achievements and legacy of Carson, linking her work to a wide network of American women activists and writers, all of whom overcame obstacles to build and lead the modern American environmental movement. Presented as part of the Sustainable Speaker Series and Writer’s Live at the Enoch Pratt Free Library.

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Baltimore Commission on Sustainability Meeting: New Baltimore Trash & Litter Strategies… How are they working?

Please join us on November 18th from 6-8 pm at Mondawmin Mall for a “Community Conversation with the Sustainability Commission about City government and community strategies to make Baltimore cleaner.

Baltimore has a trash and litter problem. The Baltimore Commission on Sustainability has been researching what has worked here, and in other places, to make cities cleaner. We are also reaching out to Baltimore communities to learn what neighborhood residents are doing to reduce trash on their streets and alleys. Baltimore’s Department of Public Works is testing several ways to get trash and litter off of the streets including distribution of municipal trash cans.

The meeting will be held in the Mondawmin Mall Community Room, which is located nest to the Mall Management office at 2401 Liberty Heights Avenue. Enter through the mall entrance next to Target, proceed on the left side past Payless, and turn left at RK Jewelers. Signs will direct you to the Community Room.

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Green Week Guide Available

Mark your calendars for April 18-April 26 for  the fun and educational activities during Baltimore Green Week. Click the link for this year’s Program Guide!

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Green Week Proposals Due

Baltimore Green Week Program Proposals are Due on November 30, 2012.

Click here for more information.

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