June 5th, 2013 § § permalink
Governor Cuomo recently told the press he will make his decision about fracking New York before the 2014 NY gubernatorial election. This makes it even more urgent that we all show up in Albany on June 17 to tell Cuomo that fracking New York would frack his political career.
What can you do? Tell everyone. Spread the news on social media. Bring your friends and join us on Monday June 17 in Albany. Buses are going to Albany from NYC and from towns all over New York.
What: New York Crossroads: Rally to Stop Fracking and Demand Renewable Energy
When: Monday, June 17, 12-3pm
Where: Rally and March in East Capitol Lawn, Albany, NY
Transportation: SIGN UP FOR BUSES HERE
Car Pool: If you would like to set up a car pool please email Corinne Rosen at email@example.com
May 30th, 2013 § § permalink
Kudos to chefs Mario Batali and Bill Telepan for speaking out on the issue of fracking in today’s New York Daily News. Expressing their concern about drilling’s impact on New York’s important agricultural sector, they urged Governor Cuomo — who has been a huge proponent of NY State agriculture — to “serve food, not fracking.” Join them in fighting fracking by signing on to our campaign.
May 8th, 2013 § § permalink
If New York State approves hydrofracking for natural gas in the Marcellus Shale formation, that local gas would most likely find its way into the homes of New Yorkers for use in cooking and heating. What New Yorkers won’t be told is that the Marcellus is highly radioactive, and gas produced there is loaded with radon, a gaseous form of radiation and a leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers. Learn more about this potential public health disaster when Chefs for the Marcellus founder Heather Carlucci and others speak at a forum on May 14. (Chefs for the Marcellus is one of the many sponsors.)
What: A forum on the dangers of radon from fracking
When: Tuesday May 14, 2013, 7:00pm
Where: Cooper Union Great Hall
RSVP on Facebook!
May 8th, 2013 § § permalink
Chefs for the Marcellus is among dozens of sponsors of Renewable NY by 2030, a panel discussion that explores a groundbreaking study showing how New York State can move to an entirely renewable energy platform by the year 2030. Join us to hear three of the study’s co-authors explain the technical capacity, economic feasibility and benefits of a renewable energy infrastructure that can transform our state by eliminating dependence on fossil fuels.
When: Monday, May 13, 2013, 6:30-9:00pm
Where: Mt. Kisco, NY
Tickets are free, but space is limited and the event is filling up. RSVP today.
April 25th, 2013 § § permalink
Please join us for a critical discussion focusing on why some of our most innovative business leaders and experts believe fracking is bad for the collective bottom line. Moderated by Deepak Chopra, visionary futurist, at deepak homebase, ABC Carpet and Home, one of New York’s most outspoken retailers on the subject. Please RSVP.
When: Wednesday, May 1, 5:00-6:30 pm
Who: Steve Hindy, President, Brooklyn Brewery; Economist Jannette Barth, Ph.D; David Levine, CEO, American Sustainable Business Council; Horst Rechelbacher, Founder, Aveda and Intelligent Nutrients, and others
Where: ABC Carpet and Home, 888 Broadway @ 19th St, mezzanine
Space is limited. RSVP here
Sponsored by ABC Carpet and Home, American Sustainable Business Council, Chefs for the Marcellus, Food and Water Watch, New York State Sustainable Business Council, and New Yorkers Against Fracking
April 11th, 2013 § § permalink
Is New York next?
Campaign member, farmer Ken Jaffe, wrote an open letter to the New York Farm Bureau asking them to reconsider their stance on hydraulic fracturing. A recent study shows that PA counties with the most fracking wells had the sharpest decrease in milk production since fracking began. The New York dairy industry is already suffering, fracking is clearly not the solution. Read Ken Jaffe’s letter here.
The New York Farm Bureau has held onto a pro-fracking policy because they believe it will strengthen the farm economy. The research is in, it does not!
March 20th, 2013 § § permalink
King Ferry Winery owned and operated by vintner Peter Saltonstall is located in the rolling hills of Cayuga County, one of the upstate counties that lies atop the Marcellus Shale and is ground zero for fracking. He recently went to Pennsylvania to see for himself what impact fracking was having on the agriculture of our neighboring state. He came back with this aerial video.
February 15th, 2013 § § permalink
Photo by Pat Arnow
Our delivery of letters to Governor Cuomo, signed by more than 150 prominent chefs and other food pros, which calls for a ban on fracking, is getting noticed. Read about our campaign in Huffington Post. If you haven’t yet signed on, it’s not too late. Our goal of banning fracking in New York’s watershed and food shed has not yet been achieved. Every signature counts! Sign on today!
February 14th, 2013 § § permalink
Hear Chef Peter Hoffman, one of our great supporters, speak about food and fracking, and the connections between energy policy and food at TedxManhattan this Saturday (February 16). The conference, entitled Changing the Way We Eat, will be streaming live from 10:00am to 6:00 p.m. Tune in to hear Peter’s talk at 3:00 p.m.
February 13th, 2013 § § permalink
Chef Paul Gerard of Exchange Alley (E. Village) dishing up his gumbo.
A big thank you to everyone who made our Second Annual Mardi-Gras Gumbo Cook-Off such a rousing success and so much fun. And a special thanks to Chefs for the Marcellus co-founder Jimmy Carbone who hosted us at Jimmy’s No. 43.
Sunday afternoon (February 10), we had an impressive line-up of chef competitors and full house of anti-fracking supporters with discerning appetites.
And the winners were:
- Deepak Ballaney (International Wings Factory), winner of The “Jackson Pollack” award for most interesting gumbo, a middle eastern/African spin on his curry gumbo with chicken wings and okra cracklings. (continued)