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Upcoming Events October 22-November 6

From: Cathy
Sent on: Monday, October 20, 2008 4:00 PM
In this email:
1) New Web address
2) Upcoming Events
3) Group Reminders and How-to's

We have a new weblink: - it will take you right to the group page so feel free to bookmark it!

Upcoming MNYCEM Events

Lecture: Paul Ehrlich The Dominant Animal: Human Evolution and the Environment
Wednesday October 22
Organizer: Cathy
The Dominant Animal: Human Evolution and the Environment Lecture and Book Signing with Paul Ehrlich sponsored by The Nature Conservancy
Click here to RSVP

Panel: Environment, Energy and the Election Panel Discussion
Wednesday October 22
Organizer: Bonnie
Panelists: Daniel Abbasi, MissionPoint Capital Partners (Obama Campaign Representative), Joshua Klainberg, NYC Deputy Director, League of Conservation Voters, John Neffinger, Harvard's Kennedy School of Government
Moderator: Dr. Michael Levi, Senior Fellow for Energy and the Environment, Council on Foreign Relations
Regardless of who prevails in the November 4th election, the next President is expected to have the opportunity to refocus and redirect policies related to energy, climate change, the environment, education, and the economy. Election season sound bites focus on their opinions on offshore drilling and gas tax holidays, but the greater impact will come through legislation. As we near the election, this panel will examine important proposed and impending legislation, and each candidate's stance on key environmental and social policies.
Click here to RSVP

Book Club: Solartopia: Our Green-Powered Earth, A.D. 2030 by Harvey Wasserman

Monday October 27
Organizer: Lois
The setting is 2030; the premise is a flight in a hydrogen-fueled airship from Hamburg to Honolulu, with Wasserman serving as tour guide and eco-historian as we watch the world unfold beneath us and gradually learn about the death of King CONG, the joyous global proliferation of rooftop gardens and how all those giant wind turbines wound up off the coast of Holland, among much else. King CONG, an acronym of Wasserman?s coinage ? Coal, Oil, Nukes, Gas ? is the fossil-fuel addicted junkie-beast we think of today simply as reality, but to the relaxed narrator of ?Solartopia!,? this beast, which in 2007 seemingly runs the world and holds it hostage to its appetites, is nothing more than a historical curiosity.
Click here to RSVP

Monthly Movie, Vegetarian Potluck, and Discussion Night
Thursday November 6
Organizer: Cathy
This month's movie is: The End of Suburbia
Click here to RSVP

Check out the MNYCEM Calendar to see other environmentally related events around NYC: Remember if you want to post an event to the calendar, email Cathy with the subject line "MNYCEM Calendar Post"

Attendance Policy:
Please be courteous when you RSVP for an event. When you sign up for Yes, especially in space limited events, and then are no longer able to attend you need to change your RSVP to No to allow others to attend. If you are a No-Show we will be keeping track and after three No-Shows (three times you RSVP yes and then do not attend a Meetup) you will no longer be able to RSVP Yes to attend limited space events until you have three perfect attendances.

If you want to attend an event or change your RSVP you must do it through the site not by emailing the organizer. Remember, whenever an event is announced there is a link at the bottom of the email that says "more info" or "RSVP here". It takes you to the group calendar event and you then RSVP yes. If at a later time you can't go you go back to this page to change your RSVP to no.

Posting to the message board:
Feel free to post about any environmentally related topic or event on the message board. Please do not post about events that aren't specifically related to sustainable or environmental themes (i.e. Yes you can post: water, animal rights, pollution, organics, global warming, energy, forestry, etc. items) No you should not post general: political, singles/dating, activism, real estate, etc. items) Most of the time, you are better off posting something on the message board then emailing Cathy to send out the info.

Mailing List:
If you'd like to send a message to the mailing list please send it far enough in advance that folks can attend (the day before or of an event is too late). Organizers will not approve for-profit/ personal, and/or expensive event advertisements. To change your mailing list subscription, click "account" on the top right of the screen, then click"membership & communication" on the left hand side of the screen, select email from: "Organizers only",
"everyone in one daily email", or "everyone as they are sent", and then click "save"

Thanks and hope to see you all soon,

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