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COVID-19 and Mental Health: Spatial Distancing, not Social Distancing
The limiting of face-to-face contact with others has helped reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19. Yet the physical distancing required to keep the virus at bay may invite unwanted emotions such as loneliness, anxiety and feelings of helplessness. Join us as top experts review coping strategies and techniques to manage your mental health while maintaining your physical health.
Ohio Valley: Know the Threats of the Petrochemical Industry
Communities in Appalachia are at risk due to the planned development of the petrochemical and plastic production industry. The Mountaineer NGL storage project would develop underground caverns for the storage of natural gas liquids (“NGLs”) in the Salina formation. The liquids would be stored adjacent to and potentially beneath the Ohio River in Salem Township, Monroe County, Ohio. The approximately 200-acre site is one mile north of Clarington, OH, whose groundwater wells are only a mile away from the proposed storage site. The three solution mining wells are proposed to be built on the narrow strip of land between Route…
Community Democracy: A Webinar Series
Fair Shake’s Community Democracy Series aims to give people the tools they need to participate in the processes that shape their communities. Each segment of our FREE 5 part webinar series will be hosted by our staff attorneys and dive into important aspects of our local and regional democratic processes that are often overlooked. Some examples include urban and suburban farming, building communities through zoning, understanding the permitting process, protecting your community from lead hazards, working together for environmental justice, and community lawyering for a better future. We will begin this week-long series on August 24th, 2020. You can register…
Re-Imagine Job Showcase
JOBS! Many clean, renewable and sustainable jobs are available in our region. This virtual jobs fair will highlight local businesses, industries and organizations that are hiring and doing great work to build out sustainable economic development in Southwestern Pennsylvania. At 7 pm on Thursday, Sept. 3rd, there will be a Livestream launch event with a keynote from Sharon Pillar of the Pennsylvania Solar Center followed by a panel discussion on the future of sustainable economic development in the region. We hope that you will join us as we ReImagine the next chapter of our region’s future!
INVISIBLE HAND Pittsburgh Premiere "Rights of Nature Documentary"
After years of production the much anticipated premiere of INVISIBLE HAND is happening September 4, 7:00 p.m. at the Carnegie Lecture Hall* in Pittsburgh, PA. From Executive Producer Mark Ruffalo comes the world’s first documentary film about the creation of ‘Rights of Nature.’ A plot-twisting, “eye-opening” story about the defining battle of our times where nature, democracy and capitalism face off in rural America. The film’s award-winning directors Joshua B. Pribanic and Melissa Troutman, members of the Seneca Nation of Indians, and Cast from Grant Township who will be present for a meet and great and Q&A as well as…