EAC plans events for Fall 2011 semester: Events involve guest speakers from Green Umbrella and local elections

Posted by Ani Lordkipanidze

Four hundred people are on the mailing list of the club and about 30-40 people generally attend the weekly meetings. The first part of the meetings is devoted to announcements from the clubs leaders and audience members about upcoming events.

After announcements, club members split into four groups to discuss issues concerning real food, transportation motilities, group energy resources and waste products. Discussions involve different projects and solutions to various problems regarding them.

Discussion then moved to the several upcoming events sponsored by the EAC that will take place this semester.

Michelle Madigan, running for Saratoga Springs commissioner of finance in the local elections, will be coming to the EAC meeting next Monday, Oct. 17 to discuss hydrofracking, a drilling process that threatens to contaminate drinking water, public health and habitats.

Green Umbrella is a network of New York youth activists, which aims to create social change by focusing on economical, social and environmental inequalities. The current issue at hand is hydrofracking, which will be discussed at the convergence with the college on Oct. 22.

Finally, on Friday, Nov. 14, the EAC is putting the student garden to bed and cleaning it up until the spring semester.

EAC meets every Monday at 9 p.m. in Ladd 207 to discuss events and issues concerning its involvement on campus.  

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