10/11: Teach-In: Don’t Frack Colorado! How Occupy Can Get Involved

October 7, 2012 in Teach-In

When: Thursday, October 11th, 5:30—6:45 PM
Where: At the Deer Pile space above City O’ City, 206 East 13th Avenue, 13th and Sherman (entrance door is on Sherman Street)

This is a FREE event put on by the Occupy Denver Education Committee.

The U.S. is moving full-scale to develop every last ounce of fossil fuels, with Colorado literally leading the way. The only true benefit is profit to the oil and gas industry. Three export stations are set to begin exporting natural gas to Asia this coming year, and 7 export stations total by 2014—which means these fossil fuels are not benefitting U.S. citizens. Dedicating our money and research to develop natural gas instead of sustainable, renewable energy is a betrayal to our children’s future.

WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO ABOUT IT?

There are some things we can do. We can create city ordinances against hydraulic fracturing, the most destructive practice of natural gas development threating our state. We can petition for ballot initiatives to ban fracking. We can engage in community outreach. If that fails, we can chain our bodies to the machines of death. In any event, we can come together as a community to take a stand against insidious practices that bring nothing but destruction to our beautiful state and put a stop to this catastrophe. The ecological community of Colorado, both human and nonhuman, deserves a better world than this.

This teach-in is led by members of Food and Water Watch and Be The Change.