Thursday, February 17, 2011

Delaware Environmental Summit, Saturday, February 26

The third Delaware Environmental Summit will be held Saturday, February 26, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Wilmington University in Dover. Anyone interested is welcome to join us to make plans for environmental advocacy efforts for 2011.Objectives:
1. Support and enhance the ongoing advocacy work of Delaware’s environmental organizations.
2. Promote coordination among Delaware’s environmental organizations.
3. Where needed, foster new collaborative efforts among environmental advocates.
4. Engage new partners in environmental advocacy.
5. Give participants specific opportunities to engage in effective advocacy.
Participants will be given a chance to discuss their priorities for the coming year and start to make detailed plans for collaborative efforts to achieve our objectives in the following areas:
Water Quality
Air Quality
Recycling & Solid Waste
Public Health
Land Use
Climate Change
These group discussions are being designed to cover the issues and make plans for the coming year. If you have issues that do not clearly fit into any of these categories, please let us know.

We are asking organizations to contribute $25 (covering all members of that organization) and unaffiliated individuals $5 to defray the cost of the Summit. Please bring your check (payable to Delaware Chapter, Sierra Club) or cash with you to the registration table at the Summit.

The Dover campus of Wilmington University is located on Route 13 North (at Scarborough Road), at the intersection of Exit 104 from Delaware Route 1, just north of the Dover Mall and Dover Downs.

To RSVP or ask a question, contact us at


Anonymous Anonymous said...

saw this at Correntewire:

The negative externalities of coal
Thu, 02/17/2011 - 11:12am — lambert
There are no "externalities," of course; the world is round. That said, from Reuters:

The United States' reliance on coal to generate almost half of its electricity, costs the economy about $345 billion a year in hidden expenses not borne by miners or utilities, including health problems in mining communities and pollution around power plants, a study found.

Those costs would effectively triple the price of electricity produced by coal-fired plants, which are prevalent in part due to the their low cost of operation, the study led by a Harvard University researcher found.


7:25 PM, February 17, 2011  
Blogger Tom Noyes said...

We will be talking about the externalities of coal power, with emphasis on Delaware. Join us!

7:36 PM, February 17, 2011  
Blogger Nancy Willing said...

I am attending with Coralie Pryde.

6:55 PM, February 19, 2011  

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