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Green Fridays, sponsored by the Sierra Club Northern Alameda County Group, is a series of public presentations by expert speakers on the most important environmental issues of our times. Meetings are held at the Bay Chapter Office, 2530 San Pablo Avenue (one block south of Dwight Way) in Berkeley on the second Friday of each month. Note new format: no potlucks. Doors open at 7:00 p.m.; beverages and snacks will be served. The presentation begins at 7:30 p.m. Suggested donation is $3.00. For more information, contact Ken Peterson at: [masked] or Joanne Drabek at [masked]-4614. The title of this month's presentation is: Last Stand of the Orangutan:How To Stop Conflict Palm Oil from Destroying Our Last Rainforests Palm Oil, now found in roughly 50% of packaged goods in grocery stores, is destroying rainforests, pushing orangutans and Sumatran tigers towards extinction, displacing Indigenous communities,incentivising child labor and contributing to carbon pollution. But Rainforest Action Network (RAN) has a plan to stop it! Come learn how. Our speaker is Laurel Sutherlin, a life long forest and social justice advocate, is RAN's Forests Communications Manager. Laurel is also a passionate naturalist who recently returned from Sumatra where he got to see wild orangutans and the devastation of industrial deforestation firsthand.

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