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: Becoming a NYS Climate Smart Community - Alex French, the Sustainability Coordinator at the Institute for a Sustainable Environment at Clarkson University, talks with NCM host Donna Seymour about the process local towns are using to become New York State Climate Smart Communities. Taking the pledge is the start of a 10-step process that over 100 state communities have begun, including five here in St. Lawrence County. (Recorded Jan. 31, 2018)

    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.

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