Hope you had a great and relaxing holiday weekend! If you're ready to dive back in, there's no shortage of enviro events this week: Tuesday, May 28th

Hope you had a great and relaxing holiday weekend! If you're ready to dive back in, there's no shortage of enviro events this week:

Tuesday, May 28th @ 6:30pm: TPP Forum


The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a secretive trade agreement and the scariest of scary bad ideas, could put our actual sovereignty at risk. One may already feel that industry runs our government via massive campaign donations, lobbyists and ALEC-written laws, but TPP would make it official. TPP offers corporations global control over and above sovereign governments.

The trade agreement affects the anti-fracking community directly in that it would undo any protections from local fracking bans or community bills of rights. How should we respond?

Please attend What You Can Do to Impact the Biggest Trade Deal Ever. The forum will be held Tuesday, May 28th, 6:30- 9pm, at ALL SOULS UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CHURCH (enter Reidy Hall via garden at 1157 Lexington Avenue, between 79th and 80th Streets, Manhattan).

You'll find out how TPP could impact our lives, including the risk that it would:

• Open the floodgates of natural gas exports, and increase fracking across the U.S.

• Establish the legal right to override sovereign U.S. policies at the federal, state, local and court levels. The United States of America would function as a sovereign state no longer.

• Give foreign corporations the right to sue our government outside the U.S. court system for profits they might make if they didn't have to obey our labor, health, safety and environmental laws. In recent history, this has had a chilling effect on passing such laws in the first place.

• Extend patent expiration dates, blocking access to affordable, generic medications and costing millions of lives in developing countries where generic HIV drugs are the only affordable option.

• Limit food labeling and permit foreign food imports without any safety checks.

• Prevent any re-regulation of Wall Street banks, hedge funds and insurance companies.

Few people have even heard about TPP, including legislators. We need a full-on campaign that gets the word out quickly and puts the brakes on this fast-moving initiative. Please get involved!

Thursday, May 30th @ 6:30: Living Off the Grid

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NYC Sierra Club presents the fourth in its Sustainability Series, "Off the Grid: Plausible or Pipe Dream?" a panel discussion featuring host of WBAI's EcoLogic, Ken Gale, Sierra Club's Tom Wysmuller, and solar expert Richard Klein of Quixotic Systems.

What does "living off the grid" mean in a city of 8 million interdependent residents? Is that just some hippy-dippy ideal, or how far can urbanites can go towards significant achievements in energy reduction?

Doors open at 6:30; program at 7pm. Seafarers & International House, 123 East 15th Street at Irving Place, 2nd floor. Subway to Union Square, 4/5/6, N/Q/R and L trains.

Yummy refreshments served.
$10 suggested donation, $3 for students. All are welcome!

May 31st through June 6th: Green Screens Film Series

The Film Society of Lincoln Center's Green Screens Series is packed with exceptional environmental films. Sane Energy Project will table at three screenings on the opening weekend; please join us at any or all of these showtimes. All screenings at Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center at 144 West 65th Street, just west of Broadway.

Friday, May 31st @ 6:30pm: Unacceptable Levels


Unacceptable Levels With Director, EDWARD BROWN, in person for post-screening Q&A.

We have over 80,000 chemicals in our commercial system, and some of those have found their way straight into our bodies. With constant, daily exposure, we have approximately 200 synthetic industrial compounds that are interacting with our cells every single day. Until recently, science really didn’t understand what that could mean for us in the long run, but that is changing. Globally, disease rates are on the rise without explanation—yet the issues are complex and often muddied by the maneuvering of political and corporate interests. Director Ed Brown explores these issues as a father and a filmmaker to see if we can prevent disease before it happens

Friday, May 31st @ 9pm: Fall and Winter


FALL AND WINTER With Director, MATT ANDERSON, in person for post-screening Q&A.

The result of a 16,000-mile journey across the U.S. in search of answers to our unfolding global crises. Extreme weather, soil depletion, water and air pollution threaten civilization itself. Stunningly photographed, the film draws on past wisdom and uncovers ingenious strategies for the future.

Sunday, June 2nd @2:45pm: Peace Out



In Canada's vast Peace River region, mega-projects include a major new dam, tens of thousands of hydro-fracked shale gas wells, a nuclear power plant, and the Tar Sands. On the other side of the ledger, countless jobs are being created, resource revenues are pouring in, and schools and hospitals are staying open. Alternatively, there are credible charges that multi-national corporations are despoiling an area the size of Florida, converting public assets into private fortunes and leaving a wake of Mordor-like destruction. Peace Out resists pointing a finger at the usual suspects. Instead, it probes the deeper causes underlying the symptoms of environmental exploitation.

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