Event Calendar

Monday, September 11, 2017

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5:30 PM
Adler Study - Room 514
Ethical NYC Board of Directors Meeting
Ethical NYC Board of Directors Meeting
Monday, September 11, 2017 - 5:30pm
Adler Study - Room 514
 
 
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Elliott Library, Room 507
Stoic School of Life
Stoic School of Life
Monday, September 11, 2017 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Elliott Library, Room 507

Join me and other fellow students of Stoicism for a discussion. Topic: The role of ethics of Epictetus.

 
6:30 PM
Social Hall
Grassroots Alliance: Planning for NYC Storms
Grassroots Alliance: Planning for NYC Storms
Monday, September 11, 2017 - 6:30pm
Social Hall

Join us for a presentation about the increasing threat of NYC storms and the need to be ready. If, at the National weather Service predicts, we are hit with a bad storm season this fall, are you prepared? Find out what to do in your community and home.

Learn more at : www.meetup.com/NYC-Grassroots-Alliance/events/242628811

Grassroots Alliance is a coalition of environmental groups focused on replacing the use of fossil fuels, especially fracked shale gas, with wind, water and solar power. Events range from screenings to panel discussions to rallies and art builds. Meetings are on the first Monday of each month at 6:30 pm, unless otherwise noted.

 
6:30 PM
Social Hall
Grassroots Alliance - Lurking Everywhere! Toxic Pesticides in our Parks, Water, Air and Food
Grassroots Alliance - Lurking Everywhere! Toxic Pesticides in our Parks, Water, Air and Food
Monday, September 11, 2017 - 6:30pm
Social Hall

Pesticides and herbicides are in our foods and our clothing and sprayed in our air to combat mosquito-borne illnesses and may also be killing off bees and other needed insects. The cumulative effect of spraying crops with glyphosate and organo-pesticides is threatening the fertility of soil and human health, especially young children but including people of all ages. As pesticides kill off microbes and minerals in the soil, the soil loses fertility, plants lose nourishment and the human immune system is compromised.

As climate change brings more powerful hurricanes, worse flooding, bigger fires and rising sea levels, these chemicals are being pushed into every corner -- on land and sea. Will we even have a viable food supply in the near future?

The NYC Grassroots Alliance will be hosting an event about toxic pesticides and herbicides inspired by kindergarten teacher Paula Rogovin and her current and past young students. When her class wanted to study tomatoes and watermelon, they discovered that pesticides that are often used to grow them can be very harmful to children and they wanted to get a law passed. After convincing City Council member Ben Kallos to propose a bill about banning toxic pesticides in parks and other public spaces, they recently "testified" at an inspiring hearing at City Hall.

Speakers will include Paula Rogovin herself, Patti Wood, the Executive Director of Grassroots Environmental Education (an expert on pesticides) and a researcher from the Dept. of Preventive Medicine at Mt. Sinai Hospital's Icahn School of Medicine. You will learn about the alarming health effects of pesticides and about safer and smarter ways to grow our food. In addition, we will work to help Paula and her young students pass City Council Bill INT 0800 - 2015.

Please RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/preview/NYC-Grassroots-Alliance/events/244317818

Grassroots Alliance is a coalition of environmental groups focused on replacing the use of fossil fuels, especially fracked shale gas, with wind, water and solar power. Events range from screenings to panel discussions to rallies and art builds. Meetings are on the first Monday of each month at 6:30 pm, unless otherwise noted.