Local Groups Will Host Film and Q&A About at Glen Theater on Tuesday, August 7th at 7PM
Community leaders and residents are invited to a special event screening in Watkins Glen of the independently produced documentary “My Name Is Allegany County.” Spike Jones of Allegany County will be available for a discussion to follow.
With Schuyler County and surrounding towns reviewing their comprehensive plans, many local citizen groups are asking community decision-makers and citizens to be mindful of the impact heavy industry will have on the Finger Lakes region. Gas Free Seneca, The Finger Lakes Sierra Club Group, and Finger Lakes Bioneers are co-sponsoring a second event to foster learning and communication within the region regarding the challenges of development that has an industrial focus. Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards will also be offering complimentary wine tasting.
The film is being shown as part of a regional film series organized by Finger Lakes Bioneers, a program of Sustainable Tompkins. “We’ve been partnering with local groups since last fall,” said Nick Vaczek, the series coordinator, “and we’ve found that people really enjoy watching films on challenging issues and innovative solutions, especially when that’s followed by a chance to discuss how that connects to hometown endeavors.” More details about the film series are at www.wemakeourfuture.org.
“Our region faces economic and environmental challenges. The area is being considered for hydrofracking, gas storage and transport, and frack-related industry. We need to be informed, to learn together, and to work together to formulate a vision for the future of the region,” said Yvonne Taylor, co-founder of Gas Free Seneca. “Our goal is to provide an opportunity for the community to engage in a respectful, open dialogue about the various ways in which citizens can work together to protect their community, their health, and their future.”
For more information contact Nick@SustainableTompkins.org or visit www.wemakeourfuture.org.