JUNE 2012 EVENTS CALENDAR

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Thurs., May 31- Mon.,June 4. H.M.S. Bounty at Newburgh Landing. The famous ship that starred in “Pirates of the Caribbean” www.cityofnewburgh-ny.gov/press/2009/52112bounty2.pdf.
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Fri., June 1 – ONE DAY ONLY! MOHONK PRESERVE is a finalist in Toyota’s “100 Cars for Good” contest. Please help us get more people of all abilities into nature in a mobility-equipped Toyota minivan. VOTE for us on June 1, 2012 at www.100carsforgood.com to help secure our chance to win this very much needed vehicle. Please spread the word on your Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter or other social media accounts.
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Fri. June 1, 8 p.m.: PEOPLES MUSIC NETWORK CONCERT. Epworth Retreat Center, 8 Epworth Lane, High Falls. Si Kahn hosts a concert featuring the best of PMN. Suggested donation $10; no one will be turned away. For more info: www.peoplesmusic.org or contact Diane Crowe at diacrowe@yahoo.com, 413-548-9394
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Fri-Sun, June 1 – 3, HOPE IN HEALTHCARE, For Healthcare Professionals. Register on-line at www.peace-village.org/events or Tel: 518 589 5000 for details. 54 O'Hara Road, Rt. 23A, Haines Falls, NY 12436. Email: peace-village@bkwsu.org
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Fri-Sun, June 1 – 3, CONQUERING ANGER, Participate in this inner journey that offers insights and practical solutions to overcome anger. Register on-line at www.peace-village.org/events or Tel: 518 589 5000 for details. 54 O'Hara Road, Rt. 23A, Haines Falls, NY 12436. peace-village@bkwsu.org.
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Sat., June 2, 9 am – noon. RIVERSWEEP CLEANUP AT FALLKILL CREEK & WARYAS PARK. Meet at 9am next to the Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum in Waryas Park in Poughkeepsie. Bring work gloves and appropriate clothes. For more information: www.riverkeeper.org or contact Cornelia Harris, harrisc@caryinstitute.org .
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Sat., June 2, 10:00am – 2:30pm First Annual Eco-Day at 3 Clearwater Road off Route 32 in New Paltz (New Paltz Recycling Center). From worm composting to solar cooking, green crafts, music, and locally grown food. Donations of local greens (sorel, mint, herbs, arugula, etc) welcome for attendees to taste as they learn about sustainability and reducing their carbon footprint. Artists will work on a mural. Feel free to set up a table and sell your plants/produce while you listen to the music of local bands. Need someone to host class on “Vegetable Candy”. Please call Laura Petit, Recycling Coordinator (845) 255-8456 or email reycling@townofnewpaltz.org
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Sat. June 2 and Sun. June 3: PEOPLES MUSIC NETWORK SUMMER GATHERING. Epworth Retreat Center, 8 Epworth Lane, High Falls. Participants swap songs, share experiences, attend workshops on music for social change and perform. Price includes meals, accommodations and registration. Day rates also available. For more info: www.peoplesmusic.org or contact Diane Crowe at diacrowe@yahoo.com, 413-548-9394
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Sat., June 2, 10 a.m. RURAL AND MIGRANT MINISTRY WALK-A-THON. Walk benefits children of rural and migrant workers by providing funds for summer camp and leadership opportunities. Walk begins and ends at St. James Church, 4526 Albany Post Road, Hyde Park, and encompasses the Vanderbilt loop. Picnic lunch provided by the Culinary Institute of America. Registration begins at 9 a.m. Contact Laura LeCour atrmmllecour@optimum.net or Jane (845) 485-8627 or www.ruralmigrantministry.org.
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Sat., June 2; 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. – “NATIONAL TRAILS DAY EVENT,” Berean Park, Highland (Ulster County) Learn the art of trail design and building by helping us construct a multi-use trail system that someday will enable hikers and cyclists to reach the top of Illinois Mountain from the Hudson Valley Rail Trail. Contact Anthony Coneski, 845 473 4440 Ext. 273, www.scenichudson.org.
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Sun., June 3 – Sun, Oct. 28, 9 AM to 2 PM, rain or shine, Rosendale Farmers Market outside in the Community Center parking lot (1055 Rt. 32, Rosendale). Vendor applications are available at www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Rosendale-Farmers-Market/232869283220 or by contacting Annieatamardiney@gmail.com
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Sun., June 3, 10 AM – 6 PM, CONFLICT RESOLUTION WORKSHOP. Conflict is a natural and necessary part of living in community. We offer training to de-escalate a situation of conflict and provide immediate, practical solutions that provide space and support for deep understanding of ourselves and how we relate with others. Held at Common Fire Tivoli House, Tivoli. Email certificate@commonfire.org to RSVP. Sliding scale from $70 to $120. For more information, visit commonfire.org/certificate.
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Sun., June 3, 11 am- 4 pm: 2012 Rosendale Earthfest & Expo! “Food for Thought,” showcasing the work of local food producers, along with energy and green building professionals. Performances by Big Sky Ensemble and Brian Robinson and his live raptors & reptiles. Crafts, activities, delicious food. Season opening of Rosendale Farmers' Market. Rosendale Rec Center. Free/donation. Info: earthfestexpo@gmail.com
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Sun., June 3, 2:00 PM. ANNUAL BLUEGRASS concert will feature TRAVERS CHANDLER & AVERY COUNTY coming all the way up here from Galax, VA to play. At Steve Shapiro’s Living Room, located at 7 – Trailside Court, New City, NY 10956. Admission is $20 per person ($15 for Borderline members), and we ask that you bring a cold pot luck dessert dish to share with 4 other people. Advance reservations by e-mail atsolz1@optonline.net or by telephone at (845) 354-4586. Info at www.borderlinefolkmusicclub.org
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Mon., June 4, 6:30-7:30 p.m. BUILD YOUR OWN RAIN BARREL WORKSHOP at Wooster's Grove, Rt. 52, Walden. All equipment and tools will be provided for making and taking home your own rain barrel. Be sure to have room to transport the 55 gallon container. Save up to $1500 on water costs for your garden and outdoor needs while helping the environment. Register at the Town of Montgomery Clerk's Office. $15. cash only. Call 457-2660 or phenighan@yahoo.com.
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Tues., June 5 & Wed., June 6, AMMA SRI KARUNAMAYI IS RETURNING TO WOODSTOCK! Everyone is welcome to have Her free personal blessing on June 5, 8:30 am – 1:30 pm. June 6, 8am-6pm is a special opportunity to deepen your meditation practice in Amma's serene presence. $120/ $100 before May 28, $120 thereafter. For more info, please contact Marguerite Shinouda at woodstock@karunamayi.org or go towww.Karunamayi.org
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Tues., June 5, 10:30 am. Vulnerability of Hudson River Atlantic Sturgeon to Coastal Bycatch. Isaac Wirgin, New York University Medical Center. Seminar will be held at: The Hudson River Foundation, 17 Battery Place, Suite 915, New York, NY 10004. Seminar will also be broadcast via webinar. Please call 212-483-7667, or e-mail info@hudsonriver.org, to RSVP and indicate whether you wish to attend in-person or by webinar.
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Tues., June 5, 7 pm-8:45 pm; George Potanovic, photographer, graphic designer, author will speak about his new book, HONORING OUR HERITAGE: CELEBRATING THE PEOPLE, SCIENCE & INNOVATION AT PEARL RIVER about the history of Lederle Laboratories in Pearl River and discoveries the company made to medicine and public health during it's 105-year history to its current owner, Pfizer, Inc; Pearl River Library, 80 Franklin Avenue, Pearl River – 845-736-4084.
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Tues., June 5, 7:15 pm. AN EVENING OF SHOLEM ALEICHEM, THE MASTER OF YIDDISH HUMOR , Rosendale Theatre, Rosendale. Yiddish literature's most famous humorist, Sholem Aleichem (1859-1916), asked in his will to be honored by having his stories read, in commemoration of his yortsayt (anniversary of death). Readers Kathryn Grody, Mikhail Horowitz, Ann Citron, and Irwin Rosenthal along with the magazine's editor, Lawrence Bush. Zoe B. Zak will provide musical interludes on the accordion. For more info: contact: lawrencebush@earthlink.net
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Wed., June 6, 7 pm – 8:45 pm. Warwick Brook Mystery: “Doc” Bayne will show photographs documenting conditions in this tributary of the Ramapo River in Tuxedo. Event in the Community Room downstairs at the Suffern Library, 210 Lafayette Avenue (Route 59), Suffern. Contact Patsy Wooters, Chair, Torne Valley Preservation Association 845.304.9688
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Wed., June 6, 7:15 PM, PAUL GOODMAN CHANGED MY LIFE. The Rosendale Theatre Collective will present this NY Times ‘Critic’s Pick.’ There will be a panel discussion afterwards featuring two men who knew, worked with and studied Goodman. Admission $7 for non-members, $5 for members; additional suggested donation of $5 for the panel discussion which follows. Info at www.rosendaletheatre.org or call Mark Rausher at (845) 255-6988. The theatre is located at 408 Main St, Rosendale.
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Thurs., June 7; 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. – “PITCH IN FOR PARKS: INVASIVE PLANT REMOVAL,” Poets’ Walk Park, Red Hook (Dutchess County). Work with Natural Resources Coordinator Dan Sorensen to pull up invasive black swallow-wort—including its stubborn roots— allowing space for an array of native plants to thrive again. We’ll use small shovels, picks and weed wrenches. Contact Anthony Coneski, 845 473 4440 x 273, www.scenichudson.org.
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Fri. June 8. TRIBUTE TO WOODY GUTHRIE. Fundraiser for Hudson Valley Folk Guild'S Friends of Fiddlers Green Chapter. Hyde Park Methodist Church, 1 Church Street (at Route 9), Hyde Park. Pat Lamanna, Bob Lusk, Jane March, Dan Aguiar, Lyn Burnstine, Frank Tetler and more sing Woody's songs. $10; members $8. Info: www.hudsonvalleyfolkguild.org or (845) 758-2681.
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Fri., June 8, NY-NJ Harbor Estuary Program – Paddlers will be getting out on the water all over the world in a celebration of World Oceans Day, and as part of the Sacred Waters Honor Journey. www.harborestuary.org
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Fri, June 8, 3:30 – 8:30 p.m., CONFERENCE: STRATEGIES FOR A NEW ECONOMY, 3-day Conference – Building a Sustainable Economy. Bard College. Information at http://neweconomicsinstitute.org/conference
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Fri., June 8, 6:30 p.m. Orange County Land Trust's 2012 Annual Benefit Reception and Silent Auction at Brotherhood Winery in Washingtonville. Honoree: Cornell University Cooperative Extension of Orange County. “The Land We Share” will feature wine pairings and farm to table, cocktail style dining by Main Course Catering, as well as an awards presentation. Sponsorships available. Contact Caroline Hamling at (845) 343-0840, x 14 or caroline@oclt.org. Land Trust website: www.oclt.org.
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Fri., June 8, 7 P.M. – 9 P.M. THE GENESEE THREE perform a variety of music to benefit People for Animal Rights, Sparky Town Restaurant, 324 Burnet Ave. Syracuse. Donation. People for Animal Rights, (315)488-7877, LDESTEFANO3@twcny.rr.com
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Fri. June 8, 8 pm, Bill McKibben presents “Money and Climate Can both Exxon and the Planet be Healthy?” Bill McKibben, environmentalist, and founder of 350.org is giving a free lecture at Bard College organized by the New Economics Institute. To reserve tickets contact the Fisher Center Box Office: 845-758-7900. http://neweconomicsinstitute.org/conference/evening
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Fri-Sun, June 8 – 10, THE GREAT OUTDOORS, While gardening, walking the labyrinth in silence, or marking a trail in the woods, we listen to Mother Nature to invite her pure influence into our attitudes and perspective. Register on-line at www.peace-village.org/events or Tel: 518 589 5000 for details. 54 O'Hara Road, Rt. 23A, Haines Falls, NY 12436. Email: peace-village@bkwsu.org
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Sat., June 9. Unison Craft Fair at Waterstreet Market in New Paltz.
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Sun., June 10, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., SKETCHING WORKSHOP AT TABLE ROCKS. Beginners to experts, bring portable art supplies and join artist Gregory Frux for a hike and sketching. Easy, 4.5-mile hike. Ages 12+ with an adult. Space is limited. Call 845-255-0919 for reservations and meeting location. Free. For more info.: www.mohonkpreserve.org/ or contact Garrick Bryant at gbryant@mohonkpreserve.org.
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Sun, June 10, 11:00 am-3:00 pm, US-AFRICA PARTNERSHIP BRUNCH & SILENT AUCTION – support SUNY Albany, School of Social Welfare 2012 Summer Study Tour to Africa student travel scholarships. African cooking, gospel music, dancing and distinctive ethnic items. Enigma Dance Hall, 1179 Route 199, Red Hook $60 per person. 845-876-6944 or 845-266-3644
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Sun., June 10, 12-5 pm THE ANNUAL BEACON SLOOP CLUB STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL, Fresh strawberry shortcake, homemade hot biscuits, local berries and real whip cream, free sails on the ferry sloop Woody Guthrie, live music with Dan Einbender and the Rivertown Kids, Jim Connor, Mark McNutt and the Offshoots, Mara Lavine & Caroline Cutroneo, RJ Storm and Old School, Driscoll and Smith, and Mighty Girl at Riverfront Park, Beacon (845) 831-6962, (845) 242-7822 (845) 463-4660, www.beaconsloopclub.org Free
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Sun., June 10, 1 p.m. UNDERSTANDING FLOODPLAINS WALK. Freshwater ecologist Dave Strayer will lead an interpretive walk through a floodplain on the Cary Institute’s campus. Learn about the ecology of floodplains, including the plants and animals that call them hone. RSVP required: http://caryfloodplainwalk.eventbrite.com. Cary Institute, 2801 Sharon Turnpike (Route 44), Millbrook. Free and open to the public.www.caryinstitute.org.
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Sun., June 10, 7:00-8:30, SPEAKERS AT TEMPLE EMANUEL PRESENTS CONTROVERSIAL AUTHOR PETER BEINART ON “THE CRISIS OF ZIONISM.” Temple Emanuel, 243 Albany Ave., Kingston. For more information and tickets: speakerste.org or call 845-338-4271.
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Tues., June 12, 5:30-9 p.m. TOUR OF HISTORIC HUGUENOT STREET & “CORSET CONTROVERSY” EXHIBIT, Deyo Hall, 6 Broadhead St., New Paltz. Women’s Network. Contact: Melody Newcombe: mnewcombe@hvc.rr.com; 845-688-5472. Potluck.
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Tues., June 12, 7:00 – 9:00 pm, BOOK DISCUSSION: THE NEW JIM CROW: MASS INCARCERATION IN THE AGE OF COLORBLINDNESS. At MLK Freedom Library in Memorial United Methodist Church, 250 Bryant Avenue, White Plains. For more information call 914-949-6555 or emailinfo@mlkwestchester.org. Free
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Wed., June 13, 6:00 pm -7:30 pm. The Blue Economy of the Hudson River: Economic Development Opportunities in the New Maritime Economy. Spring 2012 Urban Forum with Victor-Pierre Melendez and special guests. For more info, contact Victor-Pierre Melendez, Clearwater Green Cities Initiative Director, at (845) 265-8080, ext.7144, or Victor@Clearwater.org. Or contact Melissa Everett, Sustainable Hudson Valley Executive Director 845-514-8567 or everett@sustainhv.org
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Fri., June 15, 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Is there a HUDSON VALLEY Regional Agenda? Can New York's most dynamic region annually generate and advance a shared regional agenda for legislative action by state government? Sponsored by Hudson Valley Smart Growth Alliance and Advocacy Council of the Hudson Valley (ACHV). At Multi-Purpose Room in Student Union Building, SUNY/New Paltz (park East of Route 32 across from College). $30 per person at check-in. Includes breakfast and lunch. (Mastercard and Visa accepted. Please make checks payable to CRREO.) www.sustainhv.org/hvsga 845.257.2901, crreo@newpaltz.edu, www.newpaltz.edu/crreo, Pre-register: www.zoomerang.com/Survey/WEB22FR54QTXZW
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Fri., June 15 and Sat., June 16, 8:30am – 4:30pm. Land Use Leadership Alliance Training Program Short Course. Pace University School of Law, White Plains. www.pace.edu/school-of-law/upcoming-events
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Fri., June 15, 7 p.m. THE CONUNDRUM: HOW GOOD INTENTIONS HURT THE ENVIRONMENT. David Owen, a writer for the New Yorker, will talk about his new book The Conundrum: How Scientific Innovation, Increased Efficiency, and Good Intentions Can Make Our Energy and Climate Problems Worse. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Seating is first come first served. Cary Institute, 2801 Sharon Turnpike (Route 44), Millbrook. Free and open to the public. www.caryinstitute.org.
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Sat., June 16, 11am – 3 pm. Midtown Make a Difference Day: Building A Strong Community: Neighbor to neighbor. Everette Hodge Community Center, 15-21 Franklin Street & The Kingston Area Library , 55 FranklinSt., Kingston. information contact: Megan Weiss at 331-1110
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Sat. June 16, noon to 8 pm, CONCERT (12-4, 6-8), ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS (2-4) including sing-a-long (3:45-4). Barnes & Noble City Center, 230 Main Street, White Plains. Buy books and mention MLK Institute and we get a donation from the store. More information: 914-949-6555 or info@mlkwestchester.org. FREE.
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Sat.& Sun., June 16 &17, Annual Clearwater Festival at Croton Point Park www.ClearwaterFestival.org.
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Sat. & Sun. June 16 & 17 NYS MASTER WATERSHED STEWARD TRAINING Sponsored by Cornell University & Cooperative Extension; June session held at Omega Institute, Rhinebeck. Contact Carolyn Klocker (845) 677-8223, x 135 or cak97@cornell.edu or Liz LoGiudice (518) 622-9820 x 33 or eml37@cornell.edu. $55 per person; www.nywatershedsteward.org
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Mon., June 18, 6 pm. TOUR OF MOHONK MOUNTAIN HOUSE GARDENS. Andrew Koehn the Manager of Mohonk Gardens will give an hour lecture and tour of these beautiful gardens. Refreshments after tour. Meet at 5:30 pm at Deyo Hall, 18 Broadhead Ave, New Paltz to car pool to Mohonk. New Paltz Garden Club www.NewPaltzGardenClub.org
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Tues June 19, 4:00-8:00pm. Check-in ends 7:00. FREE HOLISTIC HEALTH CLINIC, Rondout Valley Holistic Health Group. At the Marbletown Community Center, Main Street, Stone Ridge. http://www.rvhhc.org email info@rvhhc.org
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Wed., June 20; 9 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. YOGA WITH A VIEW SUMMER SOLSTICE EVENT. Get your body and mind in shape while celebrating the new season and enjoying glorious Hudson River views. At Scenic Hudson Park at Irvington, RiverWalk Center and Long Dock Park. Senior teachers from YogaWorks in Irvington, Yoga Shivaya of Tarrytown and Sacred Space Studio in Beacon will lead free classes at this 4th annual event. Contact: Anthony Coneski, 845 473 4440 Ext. 273, or visit www.scenichudson.org
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Wed, Jun. 20, POPULATION FFECTS ON CLIMATE CHANGE with Stacy Murphy, Press and Policy Associate for The Population Connection. Sharing dinner at 6 p.m. BYO food and something to share. Held at the Hudson River Boating Association, 270 N. Water St., Poughkeepsie. For more info contact Joanne Steele at sierraclubjoanne@gmail.com.
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Thurs., June 21, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. Annual Hudson River Watershed Roundtable – How to get your stream recognized as a Priority Water Body in NYS featuring Jeff Myers from the NYSDEC Division of Water, who will announce a new approach to the Priority Water Body List process. Information-sharing session to learn how local watershed groups can assist their community in meeting regulated MS4 requirements. Location TBA. To register: joyweber-maass@gmail.com. For more info: Barbara Kendall at 914-474-2759
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Thurs., June 21, 7:15-8:45 p.m. FREE HOLISTIC SELF-CARE CLASS: HOW TO MAKE AND USE A HOMEOPATHIC EMERGENCY KIT with Dr. Nancy Eos. The Rondout Valley Holistic Health Group. At Family Traditions, Emmanuel Shopping Center, Stone Ridge. http://www.rvhhc.org
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Thurs., June 21, 6:30-8 p.m., SUMMER SOLSTICE COMMUNITY HARMONIC CHOIR with AMY MCTEAR AND FRIENDS, An interactive sacred sound concert to uplift personal and planetary well being. The Widow Jane Mine, 668 New York Route 213, Rosendale. Contact; Amy at 914-388-0632 or amymctear@yahoo.com. $20 Tickets limited, pre-purchase will guarantee admission.
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Fri., June 22 – Fri., June 29; and Aug 19-26; TWO-PART, OMEGA INSTITUTE PERMACULTURE DESIGN CERTIFICATION COURSE, Rhinebeck. Permaculture is applied ecological design that mimics and replenishes natural ecosystems for sustainable living and beyond. Gain: internationally recognized permaculture certificate, design guidance/ practice for onsite design project, ecological techniques for your backyard or urban setting. Scholarships available. Part Two can be completed in 2013. http://eomega.org/workshops/permaculture-design-certification
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Fri., June 22, 7:30 p.m – 9 p.m. Sat. June 23, 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. , Sunday June 24, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. FUNDAMENTALS OF BRENNAN HEALING SCIENCE WORKSHOP, www.BarbaraBrennan.com Vivekananda Retreat Ridgely, Stone Ridge. Contact Carolyn Hansen at www.HansenHealing.com; (845) 687-8440, AttyHansen@earthlink.net, $300 for weekend, $30 Friday night talk only.
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Fri-Sun, June 22 – 24, EXPLORING LIFE’S CALLING, A catalyst to explore our strengths and authentic ways of being. What you believe in is what you become. Register on-line at www.peace-village.org/events or Tel: 518 589 5000 for details. 54 O'Hara Road, Rt. 23A, Haines Falls, NY 12436. Email: peace-village@bkwsu.org
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Fri-Sun, June 22 – 24, CHOOSE, CHANGE, AND BECOME. For Young Adults 18 – 35 yrs. who want to see a profound change in themselves and the world. Register on-line at www.peace-village.org/events or Tel: 518 589 5000 for details. 54 O'Hara Road, Rt. 23A, Haines Falls, NY 12436. Email: peace-village@bkwsu.org
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Sat., June 23-Sun., June 24, Christine with Fromm Designs will be selling her newly created collection at Renegade Brooklyn at East River State Park Wiliamsburg/Brooklyn. Info@RenegadeCrafts.com http://www.frommdesigns.com/
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Sun., June 24, 1-3 p.m., DOG DAYS OF SUMMER HIKE. Bring your well-behaved dog on a short leash and join a Ranger for a hike . Moderate, 4-mile hike. Ages 10+ with an adult. Meet at the Mohonk Preserve Spring Farm trailhead. Free. For more info.: www.mohonkpreserve.org/ or contact Garrick Bryant at gbryant@mohonkpreserve.org.
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Sun, June 24, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Save Our Beer at Keegan Ales, 20 Saint James Street. Kingston. Join Environmental Advocates of New York and the New York Water Rangers at Keegan Ales on June 24 to celebrate the Empire State’s award-winning water and beer! $5 suggested donation. Proceeds will support our continued work protecting New York from fracking and other threats to our state's environment.http://eany.convio.net/site/Calendar?view=Detail&id=100282&autologin=true
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Mon., June 25 – Fri., Aug 31, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. Hudson River Community Sailing Summer City Sail Program: One-week summer program for 6th – 11th graders to learn about environment and history of Hudson River while learning to sail a 24-foot boat as a team. Offered 10 different weeks. Monday-Friday, 9 am – 4 pm. Location: Hudson River Community Sailing, Pier 66 Boat House (26th Street and the Hudson River, inside Hudson River Park), New York, NY 10001. Fee is $475 per week. Scholarships available. To register, visit our website, www.hudsonsailing.org/citysail, or call 212-924-1920.
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Fri., June 29, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., TODDLERS ON THE TRAIL. Join Dana Rudikoff and explore the forest for wildflowers. 1.5 mile hike at a toddler’s pace. No pets. No jogging strollers. Children ages 2-6. Call Dana at 845-626-4253 or email dana_rudikoff@yahoo.com to reserve a spot. There is a 15-parent limit. For more info.: www.mohonkpreserve.org/ or contact Garrick Bryant at gbryant@mohonkpreserve.org.
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Fri-Sun, June 29 – July 1, ENERGY OF MONEY. Explore the dynamics of the energy of the spiritual dimension of money and learn to sustain a consciousness of generosity. Register on-line at www.peace-village.org/events or call 518 589 5000 for details. 54 O'Hara Road, Rt. 23A, Haines Falls, NY 12436. Email: peace-village@bkwsu.org
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Sat., June 30 & Sun., Jul. 1, 11:00 a.m -7:00 p.m., SACRED EARTH FESTIVAL 2012. Theme is “Water.” Call for thematic exhibitions on theme: “Water,” and performers of songs, dances, storytelling, music, drumming, folk arts and crafts, demonstrations, food. Mid-Hudson Children's Museum in Poughkeepsie. For more info: Karen Saroop (845) 849-2205 or ksaroop@priyacomm.com or visit www.green-brain.org
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SAVE THE DATE:
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July thru October, NYSDEC Hudson River Estuary Program is actively recruiting citizens from across the Hudson River Watershed (including Mohawk and Upper Hudson watersheds) to participate in wadeable assessments by volunteer evaluators: WAVE. The WAVE assessment is simple and provides valuable data to the NYS DEC and local municipalities. To register, go to: www.surveymonkey.com/s/Project-WAVE For more information, contact: Alene Onion, WAVE Coordinator, Hudson River Estuary Program, NYS Dept of Environmental Conservation, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12210. Phone: 518-402-8166. amonion@gw.dec.state.ny.us
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Tues., July 3, 10, 17 & 24; 7 – 8 p.m. – TAI CHI TUESDAYS, Scenic Hudson’s Long Dock Park, Beacon. After dinner, strengthen your muscles and tendons while improving balance and increasing flexibility — all while enjoying breathtaking river views. Contact Anthony Coneski, 845 473 4440 Ext. 273, www.scenichudson.org.
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Tues., July 3; 7 – 10 p.m. – MOONLIGHT HIKE, Mount Beacon Park, Beacon. Climb up to Mount Beacon’s fire tower to enjoy a glorious sunset and Manhattan-skyline views, then trek down beneath a full moon. Note: this is a strenuous, four-mile hike. Contact Anthony Coneski, 845 473 4440 Ext. 273, www.scenichudson.org.
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Sat., July 14. ELTING MEMORIAL LIBRARY ANNUAL FAIR in the parking lot behind the library 93 Main St, New Paltz.
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Sat., July 14, 3 – 7 p.m. BARNFEST 2012 at The Hills Country Resort in Callicoon Center hosted by three time Academy Award nominated actress, fracking activist and public health advocate Debra Winger. As always entry into and drinks including beer at Barnfest are FREE. RAIN OR SHINE. Incredible local food, art auction, penny social and other fun activities for the entire family including live performances including tentatively the world famous father daughter duo Bethany and Peter Yarrow (Peter, Paul and Mary).
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Mon.-Thurs. July 16-19, 10am-4pm. PERMACULTURE: FUNDAMENTALS & BIOREGIONAL DESIGN WITH ANDREW FAUST. Unison Arts Center, 68 Mt. Rest Road, New Paltz.Contact Carol Robins, 845-255-1559, info@unisonarts.org, www.unisonarts.org, $300 for Unison members; $350 for non-members.
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Mon., July 16, 6:30-7:30 p.m. BUILD YOUR OWN RAIN BARREL WORKSHOP at the Pavilion, Veteran's Memorial Park, Maybrook. All equipment and tools will be provided for making and taking home your own rain barrel. Be sure to have room to transport the 55 gallon container. Save up to $1,500 on water costs for your garden and outdoor needs while helping the environment. Register at Town of Montgomery Clerk's Office. $15. cash only. 845-457-2660 or phenighan@yahoo.com
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Thurs., July 19; 5:30 – 8 p.m. – “PITCH IN FOR PARKS: BRIDGING THE GAP,” Stockport Flats Conservation Area, Stockport (Columbia County). Help us assemble a bridge—the final piece in the 2.7-mile trail connecting Scenic Hudson’s Harrier Hill Park with the Greenport Conservation Area. Contact Anthony Coneski, 845 473 4440 Ext. 273, www.scenichudson.org.
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Sat., July 21, Hudson River Day – Check back in the coming months for more information or email the Hudson River Estuary Program to get involved at: hrep@gw.dec.state.ny.us
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Mon., Jul. 23, (Open enrollment, July and August) THE VANAVER CARAVAN DANCE INSTITUTE CARAVAN KIDS WEEKS AND SUMMERDANCE/SUMMERDANCE ON TOUR PROGRAMS BEGIN. Classes Stone Mountain Farm, New Paltz: Creative Movement, Modern Dance, World/Dance & Clogging. For more information, class descriptions, and registration forms visit: www.vanavercaravan.org, or contactvcoffice@vanavercaravan.org, tel. 845.256.9300.
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Sat., July 28, 9 am-9 pm FARM ON! with Friends of the Farmer Hudson Valley Food Lovers Festival at Copake Country Club, Copake Lake. Buy from local producers, farmers, restaurants, farm markets, live music + kids activities galore. Learn about CSA and Ag focused non profits. Celebrate the food that makes the Hudson Valley special and delicious while giving back to the next generation of farmers. Tickets & infowww.friendsofthefarmer.com $10 entry fee. Inquiries: tessa@friendsofthefarmer.com or 518.325.9437.
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Thurs., Aug. 2; 6 – 8 p.m. – “PITCH IN FOR PARKS: MONITOR AND MAINTAIN,” Madam Brett Park, Beacon (Dutchess County). Here’s an opportunity to observe the progress of our new trees and help maintain our new structures, paths and plantings. Contact Anthony Coneski, 845 473 4440 Ext. 273, www.scenichudson.org.
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Thurs., Aug. 2, 9, 16 & 23; 6 – 8 p.m. – “RHYTHM ON THE RIVERFRONT CONCERT SERIES,” Scenic Hudson’s Long Dock Park, Beacon (Dutchess County). They’re back—our popular summertime concerts! In addition to enjoying sounds spanning the musical spectrum, you’ll be treated to a spectacular sight—the magnificent Hudson River. Contact Anthony Coneski, 845 473 4440 Ext. 273, www.scenichudson.org.
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Sun., Aug 5, 1-9 PM. Bon-Odori, New Paltz Dance Festival at Hasbrouk Park, New Paltz. Contact Youko Yamamoto, Gomen-Kudasai Noodle Shop, 232 Main Street, New Paltz @ THE RITE AID PLAZA (845)255-8811
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Tues., Aug. 7 to Mon., Aug. 20, IMMERSION IN A NEW COSMOLOGY, Genesis Farm, northwest NJ. Scientific advances have led to new understandings of the fundamental creativity and elegance of the Universe and especially the community of Earth life. Live and learn in the context of a mutually-enhancing relationship with Earth, as we situate ourselves in the web of life and raise questions about the way we can shape an ecologically viable future for the good of the entire planet. office@genesisfarm.org or 908 362-6735 www.genesisfarm.org
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Tues., Aug. 14; 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. – “INTRODUCTION TO KAYAKING,” Scenic Hudson’s Long Dock Park, Beacon (Dutchess County). Learn the ABCs of kayaking while paddling to Denning’s Point and back—on the lookout for bald eagles and other awesome raptors. Equipment will be provided by Mountain Tops Outfitters. Space is limited to 18 paddlers; participants MUST register online in advance. Contact Anthony Coneski, 845 473 4440 Ext. 273, www.scenichudson.org.

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Third Monday of each month April through Dec. NEW PALTZ GARDEN CLUB meetings open to the public in New Paltz. Also special trips and events. Info 255-8856 or www.NewPaltzGardenClub.org
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1st Tuesdays, 7 pm: Move On group. Regional groups gathering for local actions. AIR Studio Gallery, 71 O'Neil St, Kingston. Ph: 845-331-2662; E:airstudio@aol.com; www.AirStudioGallery.com.
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Tuesdays, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. WOMEN'S DRUM CIRCLE WITH FRE ATLAST. An open drum circle of women, open to all levels of experience. Drums provided. Bring your own if you have one. New drummers orientation at 6:45 pm. TRANSnDANCEnDRUM Center, 415 Main St., Rosendale.www.transndancendrum.com , $10
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Wednesdays starting Apr. 4 through May 23, 7-9 pm BEACON SLOOP CLUB SAILING CLASS. Learn the basics of sailing in a classroom situation & become a member of the crew on the Woody Guthrie , historic wooden replica of a gaff-rigged Hudson River Sloop. Textbook included. Classes held at the Beacon Sloop Club, across from the Beacon train station. Info & registration Jim, 845-497-3658, jbirmingham@hvc.rr.com . $50.
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Wednesdays, 6:40-7:40 p.m., BELLY MOVEMENT WITH PERIZAD. This is not only about “belly” but dance ritual and ceremony through community. Form, isolation, transition, immersion, awareness of space, unity of purpose explored through improvisation, cues, dance combos, choreographies. TRANSnDANCEnDRUM Center, 415 Main St., Rosendale. www.transndancendrum.com , $10
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Wednesdays, 7 PM NICOTINE ANONYMOUS, Education Bldg of Dutch Reform Church, second floor, www.nicotine-anonymous.org
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Thursdays, 6:30 – 8:00 pm, Free weekly classes. STEPS OF MEDITATION, Learn the fundamentals for an effective meditation experience. Peace Village Retreat Center, 54 O Hara Road, Haines Falls, 518-589-5000, peace-village@bkwsu.org . www.bkwsu.org
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Thursdays, 7 to 8 p.m. Adult Shekere Class for Beginner's with Caru Thompson. A Shekere is a hollowed out a gourd with beads; learn to play rhythms from the Caribbean, West Africa, East Africa, South America, North America and Brooklyn. TRANSnDANCEnDRUM Center, 415 Main St., Rosendale info@transndancendrum.com , www.transndancendrum.com $10
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3rd Thurs. of each month, 6:30-9:30 pm. Women's Dream Group. Dreams come from the unconscious in the service of health & wholeness. Newcomers always welcomed. FMI: www.miriamswell.org or call 845-246-5805.
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1st Fridays, 7-9 pm: Star Nation Sacred Circle. A not for skeptics discussion group concerning all things paranormal. Dedicated to acknowledging the extraterrestrial presence on earth at the Center for Symbolic Studies, 475 River Rd. Ext., Tillson. Bring a drink, snack to share & a comfortable lawn chair to sit under the stars afterwards for a UFO watch. Contact Jim Marzano at AIR Studio Gallery, 71 O'Neil St, Kingston. 845-331-2662;airstudio@aol.com; www.AirStudioGallery.com
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Every Friday at 2 p.m., we're told, Occupy Wall St. “will march from Liberty Square to Wall Street in preparation for May Day, a day of massive economic non-compliance and strike. Occupy is returning back to the basics as done in September: accessible direct actions to strengthen our community and voice our grievances to the 1%.” http://nycga.net/events/event/weekly-wall-street-marches
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1st & 3rd Fridays, 8:00 – 10:30 BALLROOM BY REQUEST. Two quality lessons & practice time, hosted by seasoned teachers/performers Joe Donato and Julie Martyn. Snap Fitness Studio, 1520, Route 55, LaGrangeville. (Country Commons Plaza, Corner of Rt. 82 & Rt. 55) . $10 for one lesson, $15 for both. www.ballroomjoe.com, donato@dvol.com, 610-420-4727
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Third Friday at 6:30 pm. ANA Gathering at 9 Church Street, Bloomington The church phone number is 331-7099. Bring a dish for our Pot Luck Feast and your newest stories, your laughter and good hearts. Don't forget your rattles, shawls, and drumsticks cause we'll be drumming, singing, dancing, and tapping soon after we eat!
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1st & 3rd Saturdays, 9:30am, Mid Hudson Progressive Alliance in Beacon. http://midhudsonprogressive.blogspot.com 845-228-8894 Email:midhudsonprogressivealliance@googlegroups.com
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Every third Saturday, 11 am -1 pm, FREE REIKI SESSIONS: HUDSON VALLEY COMMUNITY REIKI. Town of New Paltz Community Center, New Paltz. 3 Veterans Drive, behind Town Hall. Call (845) 616-1219 or email: HudsonValleyCommunityReiki@gmail.com or visit www.HVCReiki.org. Receive a session, reduce your stress.
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3rd Saturdays, 3-6 pm Workshops & 8-11pm Concerts with Denise Jordan Finley. At AIR Studio Gallery, 71 O'Neil St, Kingston. Contact Denise to register & for details: 518-598-8276, backwatermusic@yahoo.com or www.DeniseJordanFinley.com
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Sundays, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. thru Nov. 20: Route 218 Bike & Hike, Town of Highlands scenic river view. Closed to traffic; free attendedparking.edward@nugentcom.com
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1st Sun. of each month, 2-5:00 pm. “Co-ed” Dream Group. Dreams come from the unconscious in the service of health & wholeness. Newcomers always welcomed. FMI: www.miriamswell.org or call 845-246-5805.
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Classes at TRANSnDANCEnDRUM Center: Mon. 6:00-7:00 pm African Saabar Dance; Tues. 7-8:00 pm Women's Drum Circle, 7:30-8:30 pm Working with Light; Weds & Thurs: Mothers & Babies Interactive Playdates; Weds 5:30-6:30 pm, Belly Flow, 6:40-7:40 pm Belly Movement, Thurs: 4:15-5:00 pm Kids Djembe Drum Class, 7-8:00 pm Shekere. www.transndancendrum.com or info@transndancendrum.com
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Everyday at Occupy Poughkeepsie. General Assemblies are held in Hulme Park daily at noon and 7 p.m. All are invited to attend to voice concerns and participate in the process of direct democratic decision making. http://occupypoughkeepsie.org/
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Please join Clearwater in supporting Assemblywoman Naomi River in calling for hearings on Indian Point's evacuation plan: Sign the petition to support Assemblywoman Naomi Rivera's call for joint hearings of the New York State Legislature on emergency preparedness to safeguard public health and safety in the event of a serious accident at Indian Point nuclear plant. http://www.clearwater.org/indian-point-petition/
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Out of Sight, Out of Mind: New York’s Failure to Track or Treat Fracking Waste Endangers Public Health & the Environment read at http://www.eany.org/images/Reports/outofsight_finalweb.pdf
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Riverkeeper needs volunteers for Rondout and Wallkill Water Quality Studies. Riverkeeper has been working with citizen-led water quality sampling projects throughout the Hudson River Estuary to test sewage contamination levels to isolate areas with chronic high levels of contamination. Armed with this data, communities can start to identify and eliminate the sources of sewage pollution in their community and improve local water quality. To participate contact Dan Shapley at dshapley@riverkeeper.org. The sampling schedule for 2012 on these Saturdays – May 26, June 30, July 28, September 1, September 29 and October 27. You need to be available the majority of these dates to participate.
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Constitution Marsh Audubon Center and Sanctuary is looking for a Land Steward. Location: 127 Warren Landing Road, Garrison, NY 10524. 35 hrs/week. Eligible for full benefits. The Land Steward will provide sound stewardship of approximately 300 acres and direct support to the Center Director. The Land Steward will also serve as a Facilities Manager to control invasive plant species, implement conservation plans for sanctuary lands, conduct building maintenance, trail work, landscaping and equipment service. The Land Steward will be also be responsible for seasonal staff and volunteer activities with the Center Director and Education Manager. Apply at: https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/1256/job
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Grants Action Newsletter: To view the NYS Assembly's Grants Action News for May click on the link below: http://assembly.state.ny.us/gan/20120501/
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Available immediately: Charming cottage on two partly wooded acres; newly painted & renovated. Located in the Town of Clinton, midway between Salt Point, Clinton Hollow and Clinton Corners. Responsible, attentive landlord seeks similarly responsible tenant: references, credit check and security deposit required. $1100/month. No smoking. Pets considered with an additional security deposit required. Call 845-266-5679 to learn more or take a look.
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Agricultural land wanted for established organic farmers looking to relocate to Ulster County or other Mid-Hudson locations. Contact Hope Corenzwit, hope@hvc.rr.com or call 845/527-1392. Sales associate with Win Morrison Realty.
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EPA unveils a new website on nutrient pollution policy and data to help individuals access information on EPA actions to reduce nutrient pollution, state efforts to develop numeric nutrient criteria, and EPA tools, data, research, and reports related to nutrient pollution. Visit the website athttp://epa.gov/nandppolicy.
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Looking for someone to manage blueberry harvest in Chester, MA for 2 months this summer: mid-June to mid-August. Responsibilities include scheduling pickers, managing pickers, coordinating and making weekday market deliveries, and making sure we fulfill market commitments (have enough produce for farmers market, CSA and store commitments). Free room and board, full run of the house, salary w/food allowance. Contact Lois loissturm@yahoo.com.
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Internship Opportunities: Hudson River Sloop Clearwater has ongoing internships in Environmental Action and Green Cities. Want to help close Indian Point and transition the Hudson Valley to a Green Energy Economy, work on Environmental Justice, get environmental law experience? Will tailor to your needs. Contact mannajo@clearwater.org or victor@clearwater.org or call 845-265-8080 x 7113.
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Volunteer Intern, wetland wildlife radiotracking and data management, Dutchess County, spring or summer 2012. www.hudsonia.org Opportunity to learn broadly useful field research skills with expert supervision. The ideal candidate will be dependable, trustworthy, meticulous, and willing to work alone or with others. Must have own vehicle; lodging in area a plus. Send résumé, references to kiviat@bard.edu
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New York State Law Restricts Use of Lawn Fertilizers: DEC is urging New Yorkers to be mindful of the new state law that limits the percentage of phosphorus in lawn fertilizers, and restricts the time of year and locations where fertilizers can be used. These restrictions, along with the law's provisions addressing the sale of phosphorus dishwasher detergent, will reduce the quantity of phosphorus entering the State's waters. For more info, visit the DEC Dishwasher Detergent and Nutrient Runoff Law www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/67239.html
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MISHA'S ARK PETSITTING, Safety & Care for all your domestic and exotic pets; farm animals, too. www.MishasArkPetsitting.com (845)-255-4072mishasarkpetsitting@gmail.com
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Annie Leonard does it again: www.storyofstuff.org/movies-all/story-of-broke
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A new paradigm needed to help the world http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EewGMBOB4Gg
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ART GALLERY FOR RENT, monthly, 29 Spruce Street, Kingston, NY, 120 sq. feet, edpellphd@yahoo.com.
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Binnewater Farm Project is now selling CSA shares for the 2012 growing season. BFP is not-for-profit community organization based in Rosendale, NY whose members aim to promote a more just and ecologically sustainable food system. For more information about how to become a member or to volunteer, visit www.binnewaterfarm.org
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Building a bridge out of Wind (and Solar): http://news.discovery.com/tech/building-a-bridge-out-of-wind-energy-110211.html Should be the prototype for the new Tappan Zee Bridge
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BED & BISCUIT: Charming cottage w/ large, fenced yard where dogs run free. Round the clock love and attention. Cozy slumber parties. Limited clientele. 35 yrs experience. Smoke free, chem free, organic treats, natural cleaning. Catering to the physical and emotional well being of your dog! (845) 246-6340. Transportation available. www.bednbiscuit.com/ dogs@bednbiscuit.com
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CERTIFICATE: The Common Fire Foundation invites you to apply to our Certificate in Sustainable Community Living! This 2 year program combines training in permaculture, anti-oppression, conflict resolution, and much more to create well rounded community leaders and change-makers. Trainings are held in Tivoli once a month for 20 months. certificate@commonfire.org www.commonfire.org/certificate
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CLEAN, QUICK, AFFORDABLE HOUSE CLEANING. Within 30 minutes from SUNY New Paltz. Contact: Taka atjtsakurasaku862@gmail.comAvailable Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat. 8:00 11:00 a.m.
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CLOVE VALLEY CSA is seeking new members for 2012. We organically grow a wide variety of veggies, herbs, and flowers on a beautiful farm in High Falls. We'll host a series of workshops and potlucks throughout the season. Pick up at the farm June to mid-Nov either Wed 1-6 or Sat 9-6. e-mail clovevalleycsa@gmail.com, call 845-687-0535 www.clovevalleycsa.org.
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DANCE MONKS www.dancemonks.com/DANCE_MONKS/Calendar.html
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DEC SEEKS INFORMATION ABOUT SICK OR DEAD DEER. The NY State Department of Environmental Conservation is asking the public to report any instances of deer appearing sick or acting abnormally, but only deer that appear to have died from unknown causes and not those that were killed by a vehicle. Anyone who sees a white-tailed deer acting abnormally or who finds a dead deer that was not struck by a vehicle is asked to report the animal to the nearest DEC regional office or to an Environmental Conservation Officer or Forest Ranger. To locate your nearest DEC office, see: www.dec.ny.gov/about/50230.html
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Dutchess County magazine called The Country Courier requests for local people, orgs. who are interested in perhaps having an article written about them or their interests contact Margueritte MARGIML@aol.com
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FAMILY OF NEW PALTZ NEEDS FOOD. Rice, tuna, pasta, soup, beef stew, canned chile, ramen noodles , peanut butter, jelly, oatmeal, etc.. Open Mon Fri from 10 am 4 pm at 51 North Chestnut St (845) 255-8801
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Family Traditions store, Stone Ridge Towne Center, 3853 Main St., next to Rite-Aid Pharmacy. Gifts and Guidance to Honor Life's Journeywww.familytraditionsstoneridge.com
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FROMM DESIGNS: refashioned, recycled high quality wool, cashmere and mohair sweaters into unique hats as well as dresses skirts and other winter clothing for adults and children. http://frommdesigns.com/
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Gas drilling leases are increasingly in the spotlight as the land grab continues through New York State and the nation. What does it all mean?www.ecocentricblog.org/2012/03/23/the-fracking-plot-thickens-are-gas-leases-on-thin-ice
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HOUSE FOR SALE in Cantine's Island CoHousing Community, Saugerties. Each household owns its own home on a small lot + a share in the Homeowners Assoc., which owns and operates extensive commons, incl. 1/4 mi. Esopus Creek frontage, boathouse, organic gardens and Common House. www.cantinesislandcohousing.org; broker Doug Grunther, 845-687-2200 x 305 or 845-417-5281
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Hudsonia. www.hudsonia.org
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HUDSON-VALLEY-ENVIRONMENT: GRASSROOTS ENVIRONMENTAL LIST SERVE established to educate and to protect the region's resources, culture and history. Started last year as 'Dutchess-Environment' but decided that more voices would mean more learning. To subscribe, cut and paste Hudson-Valley-Environment-Subscribe@npogroups.org . Info: prostenberg@fishkillridge.org or 860-354-6947 eves.
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Keeping Vigilant: Why Fukushima Will Remain in 2012 Headlines article at http://akiomatsumura.com/2011/12/keeping-vigilant-why-fukushima-will-remain-in-2012-headlines.html
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La Leona Arts – Helping you get organized, motivated and functioning efficiently in your artist endeavors. Personalized services include portfolio reviews, gallery research & presentations, promotion and marketing. Contact Sadee@LaLeonaArts.com for a free initial consultation.www.laleonaarts.com
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LIBERTY VIEW MAGAZINE – local Hudson Valley Online blog and news source http://libertyviewmagazine.net/
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Local AFS Chapter (www.afsusa.org/ezpass ) SEEKS VOLUNTEERS to promote the AFS Mission to create a more peaceful and just world. Volunteers can interview students & host families, serve as liaisons for intl. exchange students, and/or help with orientations. If interested, contact Jessica Greenstein at jgreenstein@afs.org or 845-594-7591
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LOTUS HEALING CENTER in New Paltz is dedicated to awakening, balancing, healing, and transforming individuals and communities. Based on the principle that our experiences become our biology, Johanna is dedicated to helping people translate their good intentions into great choices.www.lotushealingcenter.com www.facebook.com/#!/pages/The-Lotus-Healing-Center/210036929032116?sk=wall
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MOHONK PRESERVE and Birds & Beans Coffee – A Partnership for the Birds. Make a difference every morning, buy Birds & Beans Bird Friendly Coffee online to save bird habitat locally and globally. Birds & Beans Coffee will donate a portion of the proceeds of your online coffee purchase to Mohonk Preserve. Learn more or place your order at www.birdsandbeans.com
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NATIONAL SING OUT FOR EARTH DAY needs footage from Tarrytown Earth Day event with Pete Seeger, Tom Paxton, etc. for the video montage. Please contact Hali Hammer at halih@yahoo.com if you have anything
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Need someone to do mowing and weedwacking in New Paltz. Nicola 255-2106
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NEPAssist is a tool that facilitates the environmental review process and project planning in relation to environmental considerations. The web-based application draws environmental data dynamically from EPA Geographic Information System databases and web services and provides immediate screening of environmental assessment indicators for a user-defined area of interest. These features contribute to a streamlined review process that potentially raises important environmental issues at the earliest stages of project development.www.epa.gov/compliance/nepa/nepassist-mapping.html
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NYSDEC's Environmental Resource Mapper is an on-line, interactive mapping application that can be used to identify some of NYS's natural resources and environmental features that are state protected, or of conservation concern. www.dec.ny.gov/animals/38801.html
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New York Times, Jan.12, 2012: Vision for Affordable Energy Even if Indian Point Nuclear Plant Is Shut Down By Jim Dwyer: The tide is definitely turning. www.nytimes.com/2012/01/13/nyregion/vision-for-cheap-power-even-if-indian-point-nuclear-plant-is-closed.html
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The new On-Bill Loan Recovery Program enables homeowners to finance energy efficiency upgrades with low interest payments conveniently built into their existing utility bill, with no up-front costs. By offsetting the monthly loan payments with monthly savings, it's a program that pays for itself.www.nyserda.ny.gov/Home/About/Statewide%20Initiatives/On%20Bill%20Recovery%20Loan%20Program.aspx
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Poughkeepsie Journal is seeking submissions on environmental topics from local residents and experts, incl. articles on subjects ranging from environmental issues to sustainable living, personal accounts of hikes or animal sightings, as well as photos and videos. Please contact Dugan Radwin atdradwin@poughkeepsiejournal.com or call 845-437-4841.
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Proposed Local Law Number 1 Of 2012, County Of Ulster: A Local Law Of The County Of Ulster, New York Known As The Hydraulic Fracturing Brine Prohibition Act can be read at: www.co.ulster.ny.us/resolutions/Proposed%20LL%20No.%201%20of%202012.pdf
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ReadNex Poetry Squad: Be Dif'Rent: www.youtube.com/watch?v=due8vEoGUcE www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ZckmB882Jswww.youtube.com/watch?v=LtzBGzN7BV4
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Rebates of $350 will be available for high-efficiency refrigerators and $250 for high-efficiency clothes washers that meet the Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE) super-efficiency levels. Visit www.cee1.org for more detail about super-efficiency refrigerators and clothes washers. Rebates will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis for complete applications, which will be available on March 19th atwww.NYSApplianceRebates.comor by calling 1-877-NY-SMART.
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Recycling cell phones and accessories helps save energy and reduces input to landfills and incinerators. Please seewww.epa.gov/cellphonewww.epa.gov/cellphone/cell-recycling-locations.htm to learn more about the benefits of E-waste recycling and how and where cell phones can be recycled.
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Revoking Corporate Charters, when they are no longer serve the public good: alternativeradio.org, search for: Richard Grossman (RIP):www.poclad.org also Tom Linzey's Democracy School: www.celdf.org
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ROSA 4 ROCKLAND – SAVE PATRICK FARM. To find the latest event information on where to Meet ROSA to learn about the fight to save the Patrick Farm from over-development and to protect the Ramapo sole source aquifer, please visit http://rosa4rockland.org/category/news-events/
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Solar water pasteurizers and WAPIs, Water Pasteurization Indicators at www.ShashNow.com (click on Safe Drinking Water tab)
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Space available at SUSTAINABLE LIVING RESOURCE CENTER in Cottekill for meetings, events, workshops, small weddings, family reunions and more. Workshops space is $10/hr. if a fee is charged, or pass the basket if very good cause and no fee is charged. mannajo@aol.com 845-807-1270.
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Stanford University ranks nuclear worst, tied with coal: http://news.stanford.edu/news/2009/january7/power-010709.html
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Story of Stuff: www.storyofstuff.com and www.storyofstuff.org/movies-all/story-of-broke Please do yourself and your planet a favor and watch these 20-minute animated video/film, which explains in simple, powerful terms why our present system of ever-accelerating production and consumption is unsustainable, unjust and unfulfilling, and why it doesn't have to be this way.
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(Taíno News) – The 11th session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues opened Monday with almost 2,000 representatives of Indigenous Peoples, NGOs are participating. Theme is “The Doctrine of Discovery: its enduring impact on indigenous peoples and the right to redress for past conquests.” See www.uctp.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=741&Itemid=2
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Trees for the Future www.plant-trees.org
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Watch visionary movie series for FREE online at http://zeitgeistmovie.com/
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Why you should tell your representatives that you are against SOPA and PIPAwww.ted.com/talks/defend_our_freedom_to_share_or_why_sopa_is_a_bad_idea.html#.TxgpO-OJF_E.facebook
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Winter Sun Farms www.wintersunfarms.com
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LOVELY WOODSTOCK 1830's COLONIAL HOUSE with beautiful garden and access to Sawkill. Three bedrooms, three fireplaces, porch, terrace,w/d, dishwasher, oil heat! No smoking, no dogs. $1550/month plus utilities, security and references.845-679-4439 or 845-706-4439.hera@netstep.net.
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YOGA: Juan Carlos (Latin) Piñeiro Moyet, certified Kripalu yoga instructor, also trained in Kundalini & Anusaura yoga. Infuses classes with humor, poetry and occasional voluntary group dance — a fun, safe space to de-stress and strengthen. Community Yoga class for $5 suggested at Hidden Haven Yoga in Highland on Friday evenings. Private or group class info: www.latinkripaluyoga.massageplanet.com
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CALENDAR FORMAT: Please send all listings in calendar format (10 pt. Arial font, black ink — NO color or other formatting) to mannajo@aol.com: We publish twice a month usually just before the 1st and 15th, so please send by the week before to be sure. No more than 2 or 3 listings per organization or individual per month. If you have multiple events, please pick the best (most related to creating a sustainable future) and include a website or email for further information. Day of the week (abbrev.), Date (abbrev.), Time, Name of Event (IN ALL CAPS), BRIEF description. Sponsoring group, Locat.ion, Contact person, Phone (specify area code), Email, URL, Cost. No more than 3 lines, or 50 words TOTAL.
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Please be concise; include email contact or website for more information. Listings not in calendar format in the body of the email will be returned for you to edit.
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Tues., Nov. 30, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., PRESENTATION: WHY DID THE SALAMANDER CROSS THE ROAD? Mount Saint Mary College, Desmond Campus for Adult Enrichment. For more information, contact; Laura Heady at ltheady@gw.dec.state.ny.us
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Please follow this format exactly. This calendar reaches 3,000+ of the best and brightest in Hudson Valley and beyond, but we cannot edit your listings.
Many thanks, Manna & Misha.
May Peace with Justice Prevail on a Healed and Harmonious Earth ~
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I have an almost complete disregard of precedent and a faith in the possibility of something better. It irritates me to be told how things always have been done …. I defy the tyranny of precedent. I cannot afford the luxury of a closed mind. I go for anything new that might improve the past. ~ Clara Barton (1821-1912)
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“Dad, how do soldiers killing each other solve the world's problems?” asks Calvin (of Calvin & Hobbs). When his father is dumbfounded and unable to respond, Calvin walks away thinking, “Grownups just act like they know what they are doing.” This profound question is central to all we are now experiencing. Awakening to its absurdity is the beginning of reversing the ongoing horror and waste of war.
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“The environment is not a competing interest to be balanced with other interests; rather, it is the playing field, the very foundation, upon which all our interests compete.” ~ Dr. Michael Klemens, Founder, Metropolitan Conservation Alliance
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“We must rapidly begin the shift from a thing-oriented society to a person-oriented society. When machines and computers, profit motives and property rights are considered more important than people, the giant triplets of racism, militarism and economic exploitation are incapable of being conquered. A nation can flounder as readily in the face of moral and spiritual bankruptcy as it can through financial bankruptcy.”
~ Dr. Martin Luther King, 4 April, 1967 – A Time to Break Silence
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“Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed.” Dwight D. Eisenhower, 4/16/53
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“Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive.” ~ Dalai Lama
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“Humans have got to learn to have jobs without growth.” ~ Pete Seeger
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“In the beginning of a change, the patriot is a scarce man [person], brave, hated, and scorned. When his cause succeeds however, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot.” ~ Mark Twain
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“Behind the ostensible government sits enthroned an invisible government owing no allegiance and acknowledging no responsibility to the people. To destroy this invisible government, to befoul the unholy alliance between corrupt business and corrupt politics is the first task of the statesmanship of the day” ~ Theodore Roosevelt, April 19, 1906
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“Wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows.” ~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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“This hour in history needs a dedicated circle of transformed nonconformists. The saving of our world from pending doom will come not from the actions of a conforming majority but from the creative maladjustment of a transformed minority.” — Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Until the philosophy which holds one race superior and another inferior is finally and permanently discredited and abandoned, everywhere is war and until there are no longer first-class and second-class citizens of any nation, until the color of a man's skin is of no more significance than the color of his eyes. And until the basic human rights are equally guaranteed to all without regard to race, there is war. And until that day, the dream of lasting peace, world citizenship, rule of international morality, will remain but a fleeting illusion to be pursued, but never attained… now everywhere is war. ~ Haile Selassie quoted by Bob Marley in his song – War!
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Alice Walker in her book, We Are the Ones We Have Been Waiting For: “It is the worst of times because it feels as though the very Earth is being stolen from us, by us: the land and air poisoned, the water polluted, the animals disappeared, humans degraded and misguided. War is everywhere. It is the best of times because we have entered a period, if we can bring ourselves to pay attention, of great clarity as to cause and effect….We have only to open our eyes, and awaken to our predicament. We see that we are, alas, a huge part of our problem. However: we live in a time of global enlightenment. This alone should make us shout for joy.”
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“We may now care for each Earthian individual at a sustainable billionaire's level of affluence while living exclusively on less than 1 percent of our planet's daily energy income from our cosmically designed nuclear reactor, the Sun, optimally located 92 million safe miles away from us.” ~ Buckminster Fuller
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“This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.” ~ The Dalai Lama
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“The real task of leadership is to confront people with their freedom…freedom being the choice to be a creator of our own experience and accept the unbearable responsibility that goes with that.” — Peter Block, Community: The Structure of Belonging
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“You destroy your enemies by making them your friends.” ~ Abraham Lincoln
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“This is not a private planet. It is a community initiative.” — Malidoma Some

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