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Getting to Clean Energy with Ted Glick

December 30, 2020 // 0 Comments

Ted Glick is a long-time advocate for reforming our energy regulatory system so that our country can move to green energy to meet the challenge of the climate crises.  In this conversation with members of the Indian Point Convergence Ted talks about our primary energy regulatory body, FERC, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and his plans to turn it into FREC, the Federal Renewable Energy Commission. A FERC that no longer rubber stamps pipelines and is friendlier to renewables would move the country away from fossil fuels and be a  major player in decarbonizing the economy. This [...]

Staten Island Election Environmental Interview with Brandon Patterson AD-64

October 14, 2020 // 0 Comments

  Lenny Librizzi of the Staten Island Environmental Communications Team, interviews Candidate Brandon Patterson for NYS Assembly seat 64, Nicole Malliotakis’ vacated seat, as she is a candidate for the congressional district 11 of Staten Island versus Max Rose. Patterson explains his environmental thoughts and answers questions concerning our Wind Turbine Farms, Wetlands and Forests, the possible Sea Wall, transportation issues, Jobs and jobs and jobs in the environmental arena and even waste and trash thrown onto our non-residential areas. This is one of a series that we hope to [...]

Happy 6th Anniversary Peoples Climate March: 2014 – 2020

September 20, 2020 // 0 Comments

  Link Table Of Contents: -Bill McKibben with Curt Collier Introduction…….1:50:11-19:29:23 -Ambassador Marlene Moses……….19:32:19 – 32:01:09 -Mary Robinson, UN Special Envoy………32:06:17 – 46:20:10 -The Peoples Climate March……….46:28:05 – 55:38:17   6 years ago on Sunday, September 21, 2014-400,000 climate change believers from many walks of life marched in Manhattan from Columbus Circle to 34th Street to show their support for action. This encore video presentation of that event, which was first [...]

The Campaign To Stop Shoreham: A Conversation With Joel Kupferman and Lenny Librizzi

July 17, 2020 // 0 Comments

  This video is a part of a series to help us understand environmental law and environmental and social justice. Lenny Librizzi and Joel Kupferman, re-live some of their activism from that time period, the late 70’s and early 80’s, as they challenge the nuclear industry at Shoreham’s nuclear reactor in Long Island, New York. SOME HISTORY: The cost estimate in 1969 for construction of the Shoreham Nuclear Power Station was $217 million and was expected to be completed in 1975.  The construction was completed in 1983 with a final construction cost of $6 billion. Most of the cost [...]

COVID 19 ECO LOGIC PODCAST

April 30, 2020 // 0 Comments

  A covid-19 Update from biologist, author and professor Abby Hafer of Curry College in Massachusetts with Ken Gale, host and producer of Eco-Logic, based on the original Pod Cast.  Also with Donna Stein, as co-host, who recently recovered from the viral infection while in a NYC hospital.  They talk of science, hospitalization, the system itself, the sickness in practical and scientific terms.  And take listeners telephone [...]

“Making Faces”: The Art of Victoria Bellinger

January 11, 2020 // 0 Comments

  Using diverse parts of the environment for art is one of the ways to express artistic talent. This video is an edited version of Victoria Bellingers’s artist talk, which took place on October 12, 2019, 2-4 pm. The discussion between artist Victoria Bellinger and curator Phyllis Forman includes stories of Victoria’s life and her artistic influences and inspiration. The talk was part of the one woman show titled “Making Faces: The Art of Victoria Bellinger”.  The show includes many ceramic heads and faces as well as recent pen and ink ‘Post-It’ note [...]

30th. Anniversary of Staten Island New Year’s Beach Walk

January 1, 2020 // 0 Comments

  Instead of jumping into the ice cold waters of Coney Island on New Year’s Day as the Polar Bear Club does, people here meet at Staten Island’s Great Kills Park, a part of the Gateway National Recreation Area, and walk a few miles along the beach with a stop at Crooke’s Point, a rock jetty at the halfway point, for a toast before continuing on through the scenic views of beach, sky, clouds, trees, sand, gulls, houses, beautiful waters and boats by the rocks at the end of their journey where they all eat, drink and talk about the coming environmental year. This walk is sponsored by [...]

Climate Emergency and the Green New Deal: Centering the Voices of Movements

December 31, 2019 // 0 Comments

    ((Table of Contents at Bottom)) On the evening of Thursday, September 5, Bronx Climate Justice North and co-hosts held a panel event designed to work with communities in New York City and beyond to envision the strongest possible Green New Deal from the perspective of social movements — Progressive Labor, Environmental Justice, Indigenous Peoples, Climate Youth, and Ecosocialism. As yet, the Green New Deal is just a dream. But it has already become a battleground between those who would co-opt it for a version of “green capitalism” that will ensure climate [...]

Steps To A Nuclear Weapons-Free World: Daniel Ellsberg

October 25, 2019 // 0 Comments

  Today, roughly 14,000 nuclear weapons are in existence, ready to launch on warning within fifteen minutes. The New Jersey Institute of Technology hosts this conference to speak out on the many facets of this critical problem. Nine experts, including Daniel Ellsberg, Dr. Robert Jay Lifton and other Nobel Peace Prize recipients and scientists will examine this crucial problem of reducing the nuclear threat to our planet. Nuclear arms are the only weapons of mass destruction not yet prohibited by an international convention. Over 3,000 scientists, including 23 Nobel laureates have signed [...]

Greta Thunberg @ S20 Rally

August 31, 2019 // 0 Comments

  This video by Peter Eliscu captures Greta Thunberg a few days after she landed by solar sail boat in NYC.  The yacht Malizia II is fitted with solar panels and underwater turbines and so avoids generating carbon dioxide.  For those of you who may not know about her, she’s from Sweden, born in 2003 and has been a climate activist since 2015, calling on her fellow students to gather on “Fridays For The Future”, taking off from school to protest the lack of effective action on climate change.  The action is called:  The School Climate Strike Movement.   She has been invited to [...]