September 29, 2015

Sandra-Steingraber-smallReminder: Earlier this month, we were thrilled to invite our supporters and members of SF Bay Area PSR to an evening with acclaimed ecologist, activist, and author Sandra Steingraber, PhD. Please plan to join us!

Dr. Steingraber will be speaking about climate change, ecology, and the links between human health and the environment. We’re honored to host her, in coalition with Breast Cancer Action and the Environmental Working Group.

Join us!

Monday, October 12, 2015 6:30PM – 8:30PM

Schools of the Sacred Heart – Syufy Theater

2222 Broadway St. San Francisco, CA

This event is free and open to the public. Capacity is limited so please RSVP at http://bcaction.org/steingraber.

Transportation and Parking: Bus #22 stops close by, Montgomery Street Bart is a 3 minute walk.  Parking garage at 2001 Union is a 7 minute walk. We will also be providing valet parking.

Read more here!

Fracking and our Future

SF Bay Area PSR has worked on policies to reduce and eliminate fracking in California and in bringing greater attention to the dire links between it and climate change. Rather than being a source of clean energy, as it’s touted to be, fracking unleashes methane gasses while poisoning precious drinking water, damaging farmland and creating seismic instability.

Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, for oil and gas is increasing in California – but what do we know about fracking, and how does it impact you and your community?  Dr. Steingraber will address the growing threat to our health and climate from ongoing oil and gas operations, and the expanded drilling in California – and the growing movement to stop this toxic menace to public health.

“We are all members of a great human orchestra,” says Steingraber, “and it is now time to play the Save the World Symphony. You do not have to play a solo, but you do have to know what instrument you hold and find your place in the score.”

Called “a poet with a knife” by Sojourner magazine, Steingraber has received many honors for her work as a science writer, including, in 2011, a Heinz Award. By donating the cash prize to the anti-fracking movement, she became, in 2012, the co-founder of New Yorkers Against Fracking, a statewide coalition of more than 280 grassroots organizations. Steingraber also has been named a Woman of the Year by Ms. Magazine, a Person of the Year by Treehugger, and one of 25 “Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World” by the Utne Reader.

If you have any questions, please contact us at action@sfbaypsr.org!