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Food & Water Watch Climate and Energy Forum

Food and Water Watch, a nonprofit organization that champions clean food and water for all, will conduct a one-day Climate and Energy Forum from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., October 31, in the Trustees Pavilion at Ramapo College, in Mahwah.

Seeking to bridge the gap between local energy infrastructure fights and the larger movement to end fossil fuel dependence, the forum will include workshops, speakers, panels, training classes and skill sharing sessions. The event will help participants build the skills necessary to engage in all levels of grassroots organization and critical climate and energy policy making; connect people around the state to share best practices, and enhance skills and knowledge; and dig deeper into the inadequacies of the current policy options to combat climate change, and explore common sense and just policy solutions to the current crisis.

As the fossil fuel industry pushes the planet towards critical tipping points, Food & Water Watch members are seeing people and communities rise up to defend their homes from extreme energy activities. A global people-powered movement is afoot with just enough time to shift away from fossil fuels towards a new economy powered by clean, renewable energy.

Cost: $15 donation. Location: 505 Ramapo Valley Rd. For more information or to register (required), call Lena Smith at 732-839-0878 or email [email protected].

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