RENewsletter | April 17, 2016


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“Our Environment is changing: Keep up with the Change.”


*Note: Henceforth 'environment' means ‘our life support system.’


[4/10/2016 – 4/17/2016]


Adapting to and mitigating Climate Change in a way that sustains all life while striving to do so equitably is the defining issue of our time.  How we comport ourselves during this historic trial by fire will reveal our true nature. Frank J. Regan


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Opening Salvo: “Earth Eve Climate March Forward


(Instead of an essay this week, I’m am posting the press release of the march coming up this week:)


“Earth Eve Climate March Forward”


During Earth Week 2016,

Rochesterians will join forces to urge national, state and local action against

growing climate problems.



ROCHESTER, NY April 5, 2016—Mothers Out Front invites all area residents to march through downtown, Thursday, April 21, 2016, in solidarity with Earth Day celebrations across the nation, in order to promote awareness, actions and votes for a livable climate.


Supporters are asked to gather between 4:45 and 5:05 p.m. at Washington Square, Corner of Court Street and Clinton Avenue for music, speakers and instructions before the march starts. Organizers will lead a short march to locations downtown. Around 5:40 p.m. the marchers will return to Washington Square for Speakers and Music. Information will be available on personal actions to take, ways to remain politically involved, and upcoming programs locally.


WHO: Everyone invited! Sponsored by Mothers Out Front.

WHAT: Earth Eve Climate March Forward.

WHEN: Thursday, April, 2016 5-6 p.m. Thursday April 21. 5-6 pm (gathering by 4:45) .

WHERE: Washington Square, 181 S. Clinton Ave. (at Court Street, Downtown Rochester).

WHY: To raise climate awareness throughout the Rochester community and to urge action from citizens and political leaders.


ACCESSIBILTY: Free. Wheelchair accessible. ASL interpreted. Vegan food for sale.




·   Rev. Myra Brown - Associate Pastor, leader for Mother Earth and Racial Justice ministries at Spiritus Christi Church

·   Elizabeth Henderson - CSA pioneer, author, expert on agriculture & carbon sequestration

·   Mary Lupien - Mothers Out Front organizer/community activist


Music: Mount Hope World Singers, Raging Grannies, Alfred St. John on Steel Drum.

More info and to RSVP:    


More: Mothers Out Front is an organization of mothers, grandmothers, and other caregivers who can no longer be silent and still about the very real danger that climate change poses to our children’s and grandchildren’s future.


Learn more about Mothers Out Front at

Learn more about local events on the RPCC website:

RSVP for the march on our Facebook Event Page.


Press Contact: Mary Lupien | Phone: (585) 406-4709 | Email:  (Click on my email for feedback)





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I post local environmental events, news, and commentary as soon as it happens. The ability of this newsletter to inform and get the public focused on our local environment is dependent on reaching a lot of folks. If you think this newsletter, which continually informs our community on our local environmental news, events, actions, is worthwhile, please encourage others to sign up.  We who care about our environment and future need to ‘Occupy’ the Rochester media to change how the public views environmental news. One way to do that is to join this Google+ Group. “Become The MediaBTW: This newsletter looks and works great on your tablet device.


The great conundrum of our times is that in a time of rapidly occurring Climate Change and a rapid disintegration of the environment that we need to thrive and survive, mainstream media still marginalizes environmental concerns. [Check often for this continually updated list on the possible consequences of Climate Change in our region--supported by facts.] If there isn’t a quick and substantial change in how environmental concerns are reported, edited, and chosen in mainstream media, the public will continue to believe that environmental concerns are merely special interest matters, issues they can avoid if they choose.  How can we inform the public and monitor our environment without abridging our Freedoms--in enough time to save ourselves?


“Anything else you're interested in is not going to happen if you can't breathe the air and drink the water. Don't sit this one out. Do something. You are by accident of fate alive at an absolutely critical moment in the history of our planet.” -- Carl Sagan


My companion book to written in 2005 still holds true. Now, “We Don’t Get It!” is an E-Book on and Kindle We Don't Get It! eBook: Frank Regan: Books



NewsLinks Environmental NewsLinks – [Highlights of major environmental stories concerning our area from the past week]




Updates Daily Updates – [Connecting the dots on Rochester’s environment. Find out what’s going on environmentally in our area—and why you should care? Clicking on -DISCUSSION – will take you to my blog “Environmental Thoughts, NY, where you can add your comments. Text in BOLD are my comments.]





Events Rochester Environmental Events Calendar – [The most complete listing of all environmental events around the Rochester, New York area.]  If you don’t see your event, or know of a local environmental event, please send me the info: with (EV event) in the subject line. Also, be sure to check other calendars and environmental series for multi-day events.










Action Take Action - Often, I receive request to pass on alerts, petitions, Public Comments on local developments, and environmental items needing action by the Rochester Community and around the world. I’ll keep Actions posted until their due date.