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Mother Earth News Fair at Seven Springs this weekend!

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For anyone not already aware of it, here’s a quickly approaching opportunity to learn about many aspects of sustainable living. The Mother Earth News Fair comes once again to Seven Springs Mountain Resort in southwestern Pennsylvania this weekend, September 12-14th! You’ll be able to hear from leading experts in the fields of renewable energy, organic gardening, sustainable agriculture, green home building and more. You can view exhibits and state-of-the-art products, and interact with others who share many of your own interests, at a fun-filled, family-oriented regional event.

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Upcoming opportunities to learn about shale gas development, hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) and related issues

Saturday, November 9th, 2:00 p.m.
Free screening of Gasland Part II, HBO documentary film, presented by Marcellus Outreach Butler, at the Robert Smith Student Center at Slippery Rock University. Filmmaker Josh Fox, former Pittsburgh Councilman Doug Shields, and Bridget Shields will lead a Q & A session following the film.
For information, contact Dr. Itzi Meztli, Department of English, 724-738-4933.

Thursday, November 21, 7:00 p.m. at the Succop Theater at Butler County Community College (BC3) in Butler.
“The Science of Shale Gas; The Latest Evidence on Leaky Wells, Methane Emissions, and Implications for Public Policy”, with  Cornell University Professor of Engineering, Dr. Anthony Ingraffea, on the science, safety and debate over hydraulic fracturing for natural gas. Free and open to the public. Co-hosted by Marcellus Outreach Butler.

Edinboro University Workshop November 16, 2013

Edinboro University

219 Meadville Street Edinboro, Pennsylvania

9:00 am to 3:30 pm (Registration 9:00 – 9:30am)

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The rapid expansion of gas and oil drilling using hydraulic fracturing (fracking) threatens human health, the environment and the communities. Healthcare providers need knowledge and training to assess and respond to health and safety issues related to drilling, especially fracking. Nurses, healthcare providers, public health officials, and community health advocates: join us for a day of education and inspiration to learn how you can help safeguard health and land.

We have a wonderful lineup of speakers, including:

Living and Working Among the Gas Fields: Problems and Health Effects Reported by Residents and Workers – Jill Kriesky, MS, PhD

Navigating Medical Issues in Shale Territory – Poune Saberi, MD, MPH

Voices of the Women: Giving a Voice to Those Living in the Gas Fields – Lenore Resick, PhD, CRNP, FNP-BC, NP-C, FAANP; Lydia Greiner, BSN, MSN

Clean Energy 101: Recognizing, Educating, and Advocating for Healthier Energy Choices – Laura Anderko, PhD, RN

See the full agenda here

Upcoming Regional Event: Pittsburgh Environment and Health Conference

The Pittsburgh Environment and Health Conference: Building Healthy Lifestyles, Communities and Environments is scheduled for Friday, October 25th, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh. Presented by the Albert Schweitzer Fellowship and Women for a Healthy Environment, the conference will offer a daylong program of speakers, panels and workshops designed for the concerned, general public. Hear from Lois Gibbs; Ted Schettler, MD; Edward Humes; Richard Louv; David Orr; and many others.  Learn about greening your lifestyle, revitalizing your community, connecting your life’s work to the environment, protecting air quality, understanding the potential health impacts of shale gas drilling, and more.  Details at: