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Alternatives to the Disaster of Fossil Fuels

on Tue, 02/14/2012 - 11:20am
Date: 
03/07/2012 - 7:00pm

Come at 7:00 pm (or before), Wednesday, March 7, 2012 to Legacy Books and Café, 5249 Delmar (near Union) 63108.  Join the Greens for a panel discussion on “Alternatives to the Disaster of Fossil Fuels.”  Speakers will include

·     Barbara Chicherio, Gateway Green Alliance [moderator]

·     Charles Quincy Troupe, Amalgamated Transit Union

·     Azim Aziz, AAA Computer Solutions LLC

·     David Henry, Urban Conceptualizer

·     Craig Jacobson, Climate Action

Extraction of oil from tar sands is one of the biggest environmental disasters in world history, whether or not a pipeline flows through the US. One of the best changes the St. Louis area could make is strengthening public transportation; but those efforts are being blocked largely due to the dynamics of class and race.

The depth of the current environmental crisis means we must look beyond “green” technologies, which are often little more than excuses for using more energy to manufacture more objects of dubious value.  But changing construction so that homes are more compact can allow for solar and wind power to become truly useful.

The most basic change of all is re-conceptualizing how to use urban space.  Do we really need more highway expansion  and development of luxury homes in north St. Louis?

Groups of young people throughout the US are both challenging companies that stand in the way and offering meaningful solutions. In St. Louis, those companies include Peabody Energy and Bank of America.

Sponsored by Gateway Green Alliance and Universal African Peoples Organization. For more information call 314-727-8554 or visit:  www.gateway-greens.org