A Weekend of Sustainability Events
December 09, 2011
One of the best things about living in New York City is that we have such a thriving sustainability community. There's always all kinds of really exciting, interesting events going on, and this weekend is no exception:
- On Saturday at 3:00, SUPERFRONT is hosting a panel at the Queens Museum of Art called "Farming: The Right to the City." The panel will consider the ways that urban farming impacts a range of disciplines, from community organizing to local economics. A number of notable speakers will be presenting, including Winnie from the Occupy Wall Street Sustainability Group (who will also be screening a film) and Kubi Ackerman from Columbia University's Urban Design Lab. This is going to be an event you won't want to miss. Check out the website here.
- There will be a rally at 5:00 on Saturday in Grand Central Station to protest Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett's discontinuation of water to the town of Dimock, PA. Dimock's water supply was made undrinkable by hydrofracking, and until recently the state was delivering water to the town's residents. Corbett recently announced that he would be ceasing deliveries to Dimock. This is a clear human rights violation and we encourage you to join fellow protesters at Grand Central Station at 5:00 PM. Website here.