• November 28
  • East Lansing Public Library, East Lansing
  • November 28, 2017
  • Category: Community Events

Event Details

  • November 28, 2017
  • 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Suggested Donation of $5

Venue

  • East Lansing Public Library
  • 950 Abbott
  • East Lansing, MI 48823
  • 517-351-2420

Event Description

Our current political climate has promised to revive the coal industry, ignoring the harmful human and environmental impacts. Mountaintop removal is a particularly destructive form of mining that affects economically vulnerable Appalachian communities. Dynamite is used to expose coal seams, which are harvested with heavy machinery. Mining waste is then dumped into valley fills, where it seeps into the communities drinking water. In order to raise public awareness, MSU Greenpeace and MSU Climate Reality Project are hosting a film screening of the film Blood on The Mountain at the East Lansing Public Library on November 28th at 6:30 PM. There is a $5 suggested donation, but all proceeds go directly to supporting guest speaker Junior Walk’s work to stop mountaintop removal. Partner organizations include Community Relations Coalition and Indivisible Climate Action/350.org. Guest speaker Junior Walk from Coal River Mountain Watch will share his stories and experiences of the impacts mountaintop removal has had in his home of West Virginia. Learn more about Junior on this Vice News feature: https://news.vice.com/story/meet-the-activist-who-uses-drones-to-monitor-coal-companies Learn more about Coal River Mountain Watch and their work on the frontlines here: http://crmw.net/

Event presented by:

  • MSu Greenpeace
  • msugreenpeace@gmail.com