Welcome to the Susquehanna Group

Please join us at one of our outings, meetings, or events. Our monthly meetings are held on the Third Tuesday of the month—except July & August at 7:30 pm at the Central United Methodist Church, 17 Nanticoke Ave, Endicott, NY.  We sponsor activities to inform Sierra Club members and the general public about local, regional, state, and national environmental issues.  The Susquehanna Group covers Broome, Chenango, and Delaware counties, as well as parts of Tioga and Otsego counties, in New York State.

Our next meeting is November 17 and  Joe Leeson-Schatz, Ph.D. will be making a presentation on "Sustainable Agriculture and the Liberationist View"

Joe will present the need for ethical compassion in sustainable agriculture discussions. The larger focus is on the need for compassion for animals in constructing policy. By seeing the value in individual animals it is easier to see the value in not killing them. The talk will weigh opposing viewpoints and arrive at an animal liberationist view toward the environment, which Joe will argue would create better environmental policy.

Joe is on the executive board of the Institute for Critical Animal Studies and on the faculty at Binghamton University.



"It's Our Right to Know!": Take Action for GMO Labeling

The GMO industry and food manufacturers want to keep us in the dark about which foods contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs), but we have a chance to make them disclose this information by labeling the foods we eat and drink. Contact your elected officials: we want to know what is in our food; we want GMO labeling!  Visit http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/food/genetically-engineered-foods/make-ge-labels-the-law/to learn more.



Get Active!
There are a variety of ways to get involved (contact or meet with elected officials, go on an outing, write a letter to the editor, attend a community meeting, talk with your neighbors, etc) and a wide diversity of issues to work on (fracking, agriculture, energy, translation, water protection, and so much more)-- so get active now! Sign up here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1-CpU2GH8akFB_5O6ywuJKu3mDKBXW-QK3LvoHIFBXM4/viewform

Water Monitoring Volunteers Needed
Concerned Citizens from around New York State are engaging in a campaign to record basline water quality information for local streams. For more information, visit http://nywatersentinels.org .