*Sandra Steingraber* Toward an Unfractured Future: Science, Civil Disobedience, and Feminism in the Fight Against Fossil Fuel Expansion

This talk examines the science behind the social movement to secure an unfractured future for our children and the role that civil disobedience and feminist activism are playing in opening a space in the culture for that science to speak. The award-winning documentary film Unfractured tells the story of the successful fight for a ban on fracking in New York State. Steingraber’s public lecture, which will immediately be followed by a screening of the film, will explore the science behind the scenes, women’s leadership within the movement, and ongoing tactics and strategies—with special focus on current issues here in Massachusetts.  

Biologist Sandra Steingraber is co-founder of Concerned Health Professionals of New York, co-author of the Compendium of Scientific, Medical, and Media Findings on the Risks and Harms of Fracking, and science advisor to Americans Against Fracking. Co-sponsored 

If you are interested in learning more, contact: Anny Martinez, anny@ips-dc.org

Judith Schwartz: Solutions in Plain Sight ~ Climate & Beyond

Judith D. Schwartz, author of Cows Save The Planet has published a new book called Water In Plain Sight: Hope for a Thirsty World. Judith’s writing brings such insights to environmental challenges and climate change that challenge us to look at problems as solutions. Tony Eprille, a writer and photographer, uses Creative Seeing, to find environmental solutions that we might otherwise miss by assuming the future is craved in stone. Together they will share how to see the promise of restoring soil and enhancing our ecosystem’s health. Co-hosted with Biodiversity for a Livable Climate

 

Casey Project to Shut Off Water to South Street, Arborway Road on Thursday

UPDATE, Wednesday, 8:36 a.m.: MassDOT and Barletta Construction say the outage will affect at most 40 homes. It will extend down South only as far as the two apartment buildings nearest the corner of South and New Washington. ~~~~~

The Department of Transportation has sent out a warning that residents of several streets around the Casey Arborway project will have their water cut off on Thursday. The interruption is so Boston Water & Sewer can move a hydrant. The project builders say residents on the following streets will be affected:

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