Archive for November, 2015

Find fresh, high quality local foods throughout the winter!

NWPAGAlthough most seasonal farmers’ markets have closed, Northwest Pennsylvania Growers Cooperative offers opportunities to purchase local foods, including fresh produce, high-quality meat and eggs, and value-added products throughout the winter months:

Winter CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) shares are available, along with several additional meat options, for pickup twice a month from December through March.

A web-based Winter Market gives members the chance to purchase additional products of their choice online from November 27, 2015 through mid-May 2016.

Northwest Pennsylvania Growers is a cooperative of farmers from Butler, Mercer, Lawrence, Crawford, and Venango counties dedicated to providing fresh, natural/organic, local produce every season of the year. CSA shares and Winter Market orders are delivered to locations in Butler, Franklin, Grove City, Hermitage, New Castle, and Slippery Rock for pickup by members. For details about the options, check the Northwest Pennsylvania Growers Cooperative website at http://www.nwpagrowers.com/

 

Marcellus Outreach Butler Presentation: Shale Gas Infrastructure and Community Organizing

On Saturday, December 1st Marcellus Outreach Butler will host a presentation by Alex Lotorto of the Energy Justice Network. The presentation is scheduled from 1:00 until 3:00 PM at the Butler Public Library (218 Noshaleshock image resizedrth McKean Street). It is free and open to the public.

Mr. Lotorto will review the natural gas midstream from wellhead to end use, explaining cryogenic processing plants, pipelines and compressor stations and the potential impacts of each of these. He’ll also discuss how various strategies and tactics implemented through community organizing have been used across the state to influence decision making by gas companies. Find further details and information on the Marcellus Outreach Butler website: http://www.marcellusoutreachbutler.org/ 

 

Regional screening of film: This Changes Everything

What if confronting the climate crisis is the best chance we’ll ever get to build a better world?

On November 13, 14, and 15 Allegheny County Clean Air Now (ACCAN) will sponsor screenings of the film, This Changes Everything, inspired by Naomi Klein’s book by the same title. The film will be shown at the Parkway Theater in McKees Rocks. (For screening details go to Parkway Theater website.)

Filmed over 211 shoot days in nine countries and five continents over four years, This Changes Everything is an epic attempt to re-imagine the vast challenge of climate change.

Directed by Avi Lewis, and inspired by Naomi Klein’s international non-fiction bestseller This Changes Everything, the film presents seven powerful portraits of communities on the front lines, from Montana’s Powder River Basin to the Alberta Tar Sands, from the coast of South India to Beijing and beyond.

Interwoven with these stories of struggle is Klein’s narration, connecting the carbon in the air with the economic system that put it there. Throughout the film, Klein builds to her most controversial and exciting idea: that we can seize the existential crisis of climate change to transform our failed economic system into something radically better.

Unlike many works about the climate crisis, this is not a film that tries to scare the audience into action: it aims to empower. Provocative, compelling, and accessible to even the most climate-fatigued viewers, This Changes Everything will leave you refreshed and inspired, reflecting on the ties between us, the kind of lives we really want, and why the climate crisis is at the centre of it all.