Environmental News & Action Items

"I recognize the right and duty of this generation to develop and use our natural resources,
but I do not recognize the right to waste them, or to rob by wasteful use, the generations that come after us."

— Theodore Roosevelt

"The Iroquois Confederation made their decisions based on the welfare of their children
and childrens' children for seven generations. Will our leaders do the same?"

— Joe Hoff, Chairman, Keuka Citizens Against Hydrofracking

AAUW and the Environmental Movement


In 2000, the following resolution was submitted and passed at the AAUW-NYS Convention:

Environment and Health

- Submitted by (the late) Judith Wagner and Ann Heidenreich, St. Lawrence County Branch.


North Country Matters: North Country 350 Alliance Update - NCM host Donna Seymour talks with Ginger Storey-Welch, a leader of the local North Country 350 Alliance. They discuss local Climate Change education efforts, how the military is responding to the real threats of climate change and the conundrum between the reality of climate change and the denial practiced by government leaders. They also look at the Prop 3 on the NYS Ballot to create an infrastructure land bank in the Adirondack Park. And they talk about several regional climate and energy conferences, including renewable energy, electric vehicles, micro grids, and municipal commitments to clean energy locally. (Filmed Oct. 27, 2017)

North Country Matters: Ginger Storey-Welch, Marching for Social Justice - NCM host Donna Seymour talks about social justice movements including the People’s Climate March and the March For Science with Ginger Storey-Welch, the leader of the local North Country 350 Alliance. They discuss how social mobilization around many different social justice issues has accelerated since January. (March 31, 2017)

North Country Matters: Canton Sustainability Committee - Three members of the Canton Sustainability Committee update us on the work and progress on Canton’s Community Action Plan which was adopted in 2011 to “strengthen Canton’s future through sustainable development.” We look at several goals of the Action Plan, including energy, transportation, and food. Joining us are Carol Pynchon, Canton Village Trustee, Klaus Proem, Canton Sustainability Committee chair, and Carol Gable, energy subcommittee chair. (Oct. 26, 2016)

Join the new North Country 350 Alliance

The NC 350 Alliance represents the convergence of a number of groups with a long and rich tradition of activism on behalf of sustainability and social justice. Members and constituent groups have been engaged in campaigns against incineration, fracking, and industrial agriculture, and in the promotion of farmers markets, EBT/SNAP access to local foods, sustainable living and alternative energy fairs, school programs on nutrition, and university programs on sustainability, as well as conferences and demonstrations on climate change. We have brought numerous distinguished speakers to our campuses-- among them Bill McKibben, Michael E. Mann, William Blakemore (of ABC), and the anti-fracking activist Deborah Rogers.

The North Country 350 Alliance meets at 6:30 pm on every third Wenesday of each month at the Potsdam Community Room in the Public Safety Building.

How to Shop for Solar Power: Solar Panels, Inverters, and More

Updated: November 13, 2017

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