Events - Greater Hartford Group Monthly Meeting

Attention!  The Greater Hartford Group is breaking with tradition this month!

We are co-sponsoring a film and discussion on fracking and fracking waste at the University of Hartford. Please join us for this exciting and informative program. Come early for literature and letter signing for CT fracking waste bills.

Free Screening of Gasland Part II and discussion with Dr. Beth Weinberger
The University of Hartford
Auerbach Auditorium, Hillyer Hall
200 Bloomfield Ave.,West Hartford
(locate auditorium on campus map #20)
Thursday, April 10th at 7:00pm

In this explosive follow-up to GASLAND (, filmmaker Josh Fox uses his trademark dark humor to take a deeper, broader look at the dangers of fracking. In GASLAND Part II, the stakes have been raised in one of the most important environmental issues facing our nation today. The film portrays the many myths of natural gas as a clean and safe alternative to oil and coal: fracked wells inevitably leak over time, contaminating water and air, hurting families and endangering the earth's climate with methane, the most potent greenhouse gas. In addition, the film looks at how the powerful oil and gas industries are "contaminating our democracy".

Beth Weinberger, MPH, PhD will be speaking prior to the movie about health concerns related to hydraulic fracturing waste. Ms. Weinberger is a research and communications specialist for the Southwest Pennsylvania Environmental Health Project who is currently working on a public health response for residents living in intensely-drilled areas of PA.

Co-sponsored by WWUH, Activate CT, ConnFact, Food & Water Watch, PACE, and the Sierra Club Greater Hartford Group.

Questions: Rich Stanley or (860) 816-1705