Green Sanctuary Events
ALCOSAN/EPA Public Comment Period Now Open!
Tell the EPA to urge ALCOSAN to incorporate sustainable green infrastructure into their Clean Water sewer fix:
Sunnyhill Frackland Tour
Wednesday, Nov. 6, 8:30 AM-2 PM (arrive at the meeting site at 8:30 for coffee, tea and pastries)
Join members of Sunnyhill to visit sites in Washington County, the most heavily fracked county in PA. We will also hear personal stories from people who have been impacted by fracking.
1578 National Pike East
Scenery Hill, PA 15360
This location is about 40 minutes south of Sunnyhill. No-cost van transportation is provided for the tour. We will meet at the home of our tour guide, Lois Bower-Bjornson & Clean Air Council. After refreshments and a short presentation, we will start the tour. To sign up for tour, contact Sue McCarthy at 412-951-1124 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Marianna Township Air Monitoring with PA Environmental Health Project
Important Dates and the Timeline:
- 1. Air Monitoring and Health Assessment Training
RSVP for one of these training dates to Susan McCarthy, 412-951-1124 or email@example.com, no later than Sunday, October 27. Training to be provided by EHP staff.
Ø Wednesday, October 30, 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm, 56 Sunnyhill Drive, home of Deb Larson, EHP
Ø Sunday, Nov 3, 11:15 am to 12:30 pm, at Sunnyhill ( if you can, this one is preferred)
- 2. Complete the On-Line Protecting Human Subjects On-Line Course
Go to https://phrptraining.com/#!/, cost is $39.99. EHP would like us to take this course because we are involved in collecting health information. As a nurse, I found the course to be very interesting and enlightening as to what is involved to make sure we respect and protect a person’s privacy and safety. It takes 3 hours to complete, but can be saved and completed at more than one sitting. It includes 4 quizzes. If you need help with this or have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Susan McCarthy.
- 3. Meet Marianna Residents in their Homes, Set Up Air Monitors, Obtain Informed Consent
We will start this during the weeks of Nov 4 and Nov 11. We will do this in pairs or teams. We will collect the air monitors after they are in place for 32 days. More details on how this will work to be provided at the trainings.
Virtual Frackland Tour-Sunday November 10 at Sunnyhill
Stop by the sanctuary after the Sunday service for a virtual tour/video of well pads and other sites in Washington County relating to our efforts with our environmental justice partners. Heaven Sensky of Center for Coalfield Justice will be presenting.
Bus Trip to Harrisburg-Monday November 18
Travel with our justice partners and families impacted by the shale gas industry to Harrisburg for a press conference and legislator visits. More details to come, but mark your calendar now! For questions or to sign up, contact Ann Price at firstname.lastname@example.org.