Norwalk Public Hearing on Fracking Waste Ban (April 17 Norwalk CT)
Apr
17
7:00 PM19:00

Norwalk Public Hearing on Fracking Waste Ban (April 17 Norwalk CT)

The Ordinance Committee will hold a public hearing on Norwalk’s proposed ordinance to ban the importing of toxic waste from hydraulic fracturing from other states is set for April 17 at 7PM at City Hall, Room 231. Please come support this important protection for Norwalk!

(Image courtesy of Iris Marie Bloom, West Virginia public broadcasting.)

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Risks of Fracking Waste in CT (Nov 8 Avon CT)
Nov
8
7:00 PM19:00

Risks of Fracking Waste in CT (Nov 8 Avon CT)

Fracking waste in CT? Don't we have a state-wide ban? NO! State law is a temporary moratorium (with loopholes) AND this law requires CTDEEP submit regulations for review within the next 9 mos. CT is on path for future permits for fracking waste brought by tanker truck to CT from PA. 26 cities and towns across CT have already passed local ordinances banning this waste. Come find out more and how you can protect YOUR town.

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Ban Fracking Waste in Southeast CT (Oct 23 Groton CT)
Oct
23
7:00 PM19:00

Ban Fracking Waste in Southeast CT (Oct 23 Groton CT)

Fracking waste is toxic, radioactive, and contains numerous cancer-causing chemicals. The state legislature has not permanently banned the storage or disposal of fracking waste in CT, so it's up to local towns to ban it! Come to this informational meeting on how we can ban fracking waste in our towns. We will be focusing on Groton, but all are welcome - let's get every town in SE CT to ban fracking waste!

This meeting is sponsored by Food and Water Watch, the Interreligious Eco-Justice Network, and Noank Baptist Church. FREE

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Fracking Waste: Public Information Meeting & Discussion
Jul
25
7:00 PM19:00

Fracking Waste: Public Information Meeting & Discussion

The Columbia Environmental Advisory Committee (EAC) has been asked by Board of Selectman to research a to ban of fracking storage, disposal, handling, and processing waste in Columbia, CT.

Therefore, a Public Information Meeting & Discussion regarding Fracking Waste will be held on, July 25, 2017, at 7pm at Yeomans Hall located at 323 Route 87, Columbia, CT. Everyone welcome!

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Water Is Life Rally
Jun
24
10:00 AM10:00

Water Is Life Rally

Water Is Life is happening to bring awareness to the struggles we all face with both the Oil and Nuclear Power Industry building or trying to build Oil Pipelines in communities across the United States and right here in New England .Bring your friends and family if your concerned with whats happening to our Planets Land and Water .We Support Water,Wind and Solar Energies and together we must demand and end to Non Renewable Energy which is destroying our Planet. So if you care about protecting the Earth then join is .Bring your signs and banners with you .
Please park behind the RailRoad Station off of Hall Ave in Wallingford,CT. If you have any questions let me know.
Water Is Life Rallies are needed around the World in unity with us here in Wallingford ,Ct.
Let's show the World we are everywhere on Saturday June 24th .

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Ban Fracking Waste in CT! Protect our Town!
May
31
7:00 PM19:00

Ban Fracking Waste in CT! Protect our Town!

  • Fairfield Public Library - Connecticut (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Please join us for an evening to learn about the harms of fracking with Food & Water Watch CT HB 6329 is going to be voted on within the next week and the intention is to BAN Fracking waste from being storred in CT.  
Currently, fracking does not take place in CT. However, the storage of fracking waste from other states is being considered which poses a huge public health threat in the event that a natural or human error occurs. Learn about what we can do as a community to protect our town in the event that HB 6329 does not pass. 

This event is FREE and open to the public. Please bring your friends, family, neighbors, colleagues.



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Ban Fracking Waste in Bridgeport & Dinner Social!
May
27
2:00 PM14:00

Ban Fracking Waste in Bridgeport & Dinner Social!

THE PLAN: We'll meet at 2pm this Sat at Bloodroot Vegan Restaurant in Bridgeport to distribute petitions and backround information. Then we'll head out in the area surrounding the resturant (cute little residental houses) to collect signatures. We'll meet back at Bloodroot at 6pm to have dinner and relax together. 

ABOUT: Join us in Bridgeport for a day of action to collect signatures to ban the storage of toxic, radioactive fracking waste, though ordinance. Currently the state of CT has a moratorium on housing fracking waste. However, as of July 1st that moratorium expires and Bridgeport is slated as one of three cities in CT to store the waste. This would be devastating to the people of Bridgeport and also the cities south of Bridgeport who use Bridgeport’s water treatment facility for fresh water. Every location that stores fracking waste has experienced leaks and contamination. We cannot take this type of risk in our back yard.

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Litchfield Town Meeting on Fracking Waste
May
10
7:00 PM19:00

Litchfield Town Meeting on Fracking Waste

Town Meeting on May 10th at Litchfield Intermediate School with Litchfield Board of Selectmen to hear a presentation on an ordinance to ban fracking waste in our town after which will be voted on. (The upcoming budget, town hall and courthouse plans will also be discussed.)

Many of you signed our petitions to get this meeting scheduled, now it's time to show up en masse! Please share this post and let me know if you can attend.

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Ban Fracking Waste in Bridgeport and Eat Vegan Food!
May
6
2:00 PM14:00

Ban Fracking Waste in Bridgeport and Eat Vegan Food!

THE PLAN: We'll meet at 2pm this Sat at Bloodroot Vegan Restaurant in Bridgeport to distribute petitions and backround information. Then we'll head out in the area surrounding the resturant (cute little residental houses) to collect signatures. We'll meet back at Bloodroot at 6pm to have dinner and relax together. 

ABOUT: Join us in Bridgeport for a day of action to collect signatures to ban the storage of toxic, radioactive fracking waste, though ordinance. Currently the state of CT has a moratorium on housing fracking waste. However, as of July 1st that moratorium expires and Bridgeport is slated as one of three cities in CT to store the waste. This would be devastating to the people of Bridgeport and also the cities south of Bridgeport who use Bridgeport’s water treatment facility for fresh water. Every location that stores fracking waste has experienced leaks and contamination. We cannot take this type of risk in our back yard.

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Indigenous Flood - United Nations : NYC - Come to New York!
Apr
24
to May 5

Indigenous Flood - United Nations : NYC - Come to New York!

The Flood never came to Standing Rock, so let's bring the Flood to the United Nations. 

From April 24th to May 5th the United Nations in New York City is holding the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, also known as PFII. Typically, these forums lack Native American representation, and often have Non-Natives speaking on behalf of Natives and their issues. This ends now. 

For two weeks, we need to show New York, The UN, and the world that Indigenous People are here, and can speak for themselves. 

The world will not forget what happened at Standing Rock. The world will no longer ignore the conditions on reservations, and the issues effecting indigenous people around the globe. 3/4 of the world's population are indigenous, and it's time they stop forgetting that. 

There are multiple levels of events within this forum, some more exclusive than others. We want to come out in full force at every level. From top to bottom. From panels at the UN headquarters to flash mob round dances in Time Square, we are going to Flood New York City. 

Whether you are registered for the forum or not, we are asking for all indigenous people and allies to come to New York City and show your support. As the strongest of warriors take the United Nations to speak, they will have the support of their brothers and sisters outside, praying, singing, marching and standing in solidarity. 

Thousands came to Standing Rock. Thousands came to DC. And we can do the same in New York City. 

We are planning a plethora of events, from demonstrations, to speaking engagements, to gatherings and dances and celebrations. For two weeks, let's make New York City our new home. 

More details to come as this develops and grows. 

If you would like to register your own group for the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (PFII) in New York City. http://bit.ly/PFIIRegistration

Deadline March 30th 2017


Inexpensive Bus resources : 
www.wanderu.com 
www.busbud.com

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Benefit for Standing Rock Sioux Tribe
Mar
11
2:00 PM14:00

Benefit for Standing Rock Sioux Tribe

Hosted by Gary Screw- James & Travis Robinson
100% of proceeds will be donated to Dakota Access Pipeline Fund
Music by Travis. 
This will be a great fundraisers.
44inch TV and a $200.00 bottle of Dom Perignon will be raffled off.
Plus other raffles.
Food Raffle Biker Friendly $15.00 per person
You can call the following for Donation Tickets Gary 860-459-8320 or Donna 860-605-4458

Both of the protectors only wish to tell the truth and remind people to help protect the virginity of the land and its elements.
The Dakota Access Pipeline has been in no way shy of the news. This billion dollar project has brought a wave of protests, especially from those of the Sioux tribe.

Retha of the Lakota Sioux tribe and Tulámiἠ of the local Okanogan and Wenatchi Salish tribes will be share their experiences as Water Protectors at Standing Rock. They will be sharing months of on the ground experiences along with what this movement means to them as indigenous people.

“I wanted to be a part of history and to stop the government that is doing things under table,” Retha said. “They say they are taking action to help the people, but they really aren’t. Hiring private security and flying planes without lights that are spraying some hazardous gas upon the peaceful protests on their protected land is not taking action. These are the stories that the media isn’t telling and I vow to do so.”
“The most important thing about this movement is standing up to corporate greed for the protection of mother earth. Now more than ever, we as human beings are causing the devastation of our planet with our mismanagement of natural resources and our disruption of natural order,” said Tulámiἠ. “This was not a goal or our intention, but now that many see what is happening we are trying to put a stop to these things and possibly reverse the effects of our wrongdoing. The sad thing about it is… corporations and politicians do not care about what’s right. They only care for the money involved — and that’s what they don’t understand. It’s no longer about money, it’s simply a matter of global life or death.”
Retha wants to give the message, “Victories are danced on the back of sacrifice,” and this battle is far from over.

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Hartford Sierra Club Keeping Fracking Waste Out of Connecticut
Mar
9
7:00 PM19:00

Hartford Sierra Club Keeping Fracking Waste Out of Connecticut

Greater Hartford Sierra Club Program Meeting
Thursday, March 9, 2017
Activist letter writing: 7pm
Program 7:30pm: Keeping Fracking Waste Out of Connecticut - What your town and others can do. 
Donation: $4 to defray hall rental fee
Questions: Renee at mchawigirl@yahoo.com
Oil and gas exploration or extraction activities create fracking waste we need to keep out of CT towns with bans that bar the disposal or use of millions of gallons of fracking waste. 
Jen Siskind of CT Food and Water Watch will discuss efforts to date and what you can do to move forward fracking waste bans in CT towns. Jen has literature, flyers, etc., to adapt for use when it is time for a town’s vote. 
As many Connecticut towns as possible must pass these ordinances early this year to let the State of CT know the people of Connecticut want fracking waste kept out of our state. CT has a temporary moratorium, due to end later this year, and the Director of DEEP has gone on record as not being in favor of making the temporary moratorium permanent.

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NL City Council to Vote on the Fracking Waste Ban
Mar
6
7:00 PM19:00

NL City Council to Vote on the Fracking Waste Ban

Please join us in City Hall New London on Monday, March 6th, at 7pm, when City Council will be voting on the proposed ban on fracking waste. We think a big turnout of public support for the proposed ban will be influential in helping this to pass.

Before the general vote, the Public Welfare Committee will discuss the proposed ban on fracking waste at 6pm and we will have a few delegates there in case there are any questions or concerns that need to be addressed before the City Council vote.

Assuming the ban will pass, we are planning a celebratory after-party at High 5s. Please join us at High 5s after the vote to celebrate!

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CT Statewide Fracking Ban Testimony-Writing Workshop
Feb
25
10:00 AM10:00

CT Statewide Fracking Ban Testimony-Writing Workshop

  • Buchanan Center, Mansfield Library (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

A Permanent, Statewide Ban on Fracking Waste is Within Sight!

The CT Legislature's Environment Committee has moved to draft a Proposed House Bill (PHB) 6329, which would create a permanent ban on Fracking Waste in CT! [1]

Background: In 2014, the state of CT put a temporary ban on fracking waste entering CT for processing and disposal (Public Act 14-200) [2], giving the Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP) time to research and present regulations for tracking this waste in the future. DEEP is due to present their proposed regulations any time beginning in July 2017.

Since this moratorium passed in 2014, over 750 studies have been published on the effects of fracking waste. CT needs to reverse course and pass PHB 6329, writing it to ban hydraulic fracturing and all oil and gas drilling and extractions wastes.

YOU ARE NEEDED NOW to build support for a permanent ban, PHB 6329. Time is of the essence, and together we can do this.

Need support writing testimony?

ECGA will help you craft an e-mail to the Environment Committee and take you through the steps to submit it to the committee and your legislators. Questions? Contact Dagmar Noll, 860-456-4143 or dags78@yahoo.com

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Valentine's Day #NoDAPL Action in New Haven
Feb
14
4:30 PM16:30

Valentine's Day #NoDAPL Action in New Haven

The indigenous leadership of NoDAPLSolidarity has called for actions the week of Feb. 12-19 to support the water protectors, who are still standing strong against the completion of the Dakota Access pipeline (DAPL), for which the company just received its final permit from the Trump administration. Come to show your fierce love for those on the front lines defending clean water, treaty rights and climate justice. TD Securities is one of the banks funding the pipeline. Other banks have pulled out -- that's what we want TD to do.

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Donation Class to Support Standing Rock Sioux Tribe
Feb
11
6:00 PM18:00

Donation Class to Support Standing Rock Sioux Tribe

Join Tracee and Hadley for a vinyasa flow class where 100% of your donation is sent to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to raise funds for the Lakota People's Law Project to help fight the building of the pipeline, and protect their water and land. Clean drinking water is invaluable to human life and we are doing what we can to help protect it.

The Dakota Access Pipeline is proposed to transport 450,000 barrels per day of Bakken crude oil (which is fracked and highly volatile) from the lands of North Dakota to Patoka, Illinois. The threats this pipeline poses to the environment, human health and human rights are strikingly similar to those posed by the Keystone XL.

Our vinyasa flow classes offer a well rounded flow, focusing on linking breath and movement. Stoke your own inner fire to build heat with sun salutations, work your strength and flexibility with standing postures that build up to a peak pose. Postures modified for beginners while experienced practitioners are encouraged to play to their edge. Class is unheated.

When: Sat, Feb 11, 6:00 - 7:15pm

Fee: $10 suggested donation - donations can be made in
form of cash or check

RYT200, Tracee has been teaching vinyasa and restorative classes since 2009. Tracee most recently completed Massage School with The Massage School of Boston. She describes her teaching style as empowering, playful and reflective. Tracee's wish is that we lighten up, and with practice soften our approach to ourselves on and off our mats.

Hadley, event organizer, was born and raised on the shoreline of CT, and been a feminist, yogi and advocate for the environment as long as she can remember. With climate struggles becoming more pressing and the need to advocate falling more on citizens, she has decided to combine her passions and partner with her long time friend Tracee to use yoga as a means of bringing awareness and raising much needed funds to causes that are important to both of them.

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Green Drinks Hartford: CT Fight to Ban Waste ft. Dagmar Noll
Feb
8
6:00 PM18:00

Green Drinks Hartford: CT Fight to Ban Waste ft. Dagmar Noll

Dagmar Noll of Fracking Waste Action CT will be joining us at 50 Elm in Hartford to lead a discussion around their fight against fracking waste. 

Fracking Waste Action CT has successfully implemented fracking waste bans in various towns throughout CT, and they are actively putting pressure on other towns to do the same. 

Join us for Green Drinks on February 8th from 6pm to 9 pm and find out how you can get involved with this local movement! The discussion will begin at 7 pm.  

Green Drinks Hartford is a monthly happy hour for environmentally minded people to network, have fun. and discuss important issues of the day.

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