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Friends of the Sunkhaze NWR Presentation – raw audio

Link to audio file from STEWC presentation by Chris Buchanan, November 17, 2012.

Nestle Grabs at Public Water in the Gorge

By Meredith Cocks

Nestlé, the world’s largest food and beverage corporation, is pursuing Oregonian’s public water resources in the Gorge, and a decision last month brought them two steps closer.

On February 29th the Oregon Water Resources Department (OWRD) approved the first two of three permits necessary for Nestlé to gain access to Oregon’s public water resources and establish a bottling plant in the Columbia River Gorge. Nestlé is proposing a bottling plant for Cascade Locks that would draw over […]

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The Human Right to Water – Justice Flows Through Us


Patricia Jones, manager of the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee’s (UUSC) Environmental Justice program, will lead this thought-provoking and educational workshop. From California to Kenya – learn about the hopeful stories of people defending their rights to safe and accessible water resources. Think this doesn’t apply in Oregon? Join us as we use the inspiring lessons learned from around the world to take action on local water rights issues. Donations welcome with no one turned away for lack of funds. […]

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Mother Earth Water Walk Photos!

The Mother Earth Water Walk, Eastern Direction: This Native American Ceremony started in Machiasport on Saturday, May 7 to raise awareness of the life force of water, and our need to respect water in our culture.


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Statement on World Water Day

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As the world reels from the earthquake/tsunami/nuclear catastrophe in Japan, a disaster which was never supposed to happen, we have an opportunity today on World Water Day to look into the future and pledge to take action to prevent another impending disaster. We must not allow corporations to gain control of water on which all life depends. Action must be taken at all levels, […]

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Free Movie night in Dexter March 4th

Dexter Dover Area Towns in Transition’s (DDATT) film series on Food and Farmers

Friday March 4th 7 PM at the Abbott Mem Library in Dexter

“The Real Dirt on Farmer John” is a 2007 movie made about a maverick mid-Western farmer, an outcast in his community who bravely stands amidst a failing farm economy, vicious rumors, and even violence. By melding the traditions of family farming with the power of art and free expression, this powerful story of transformation and […]

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“Tapped” showing in Belfast, September 15th

WHAT IS HAPPENING TO WATER SUPPLIES ON OUR PLANET? WHO IS TAKING WATER SUPPLIES FOR PROFIT? ARE PLASTIC BOTTLES SAFE? “Tapped” is a new film about public Water Supplies and resources that are now being tapped and used for private profit. “Tapped” looks at how a few corporations– specially Coca Cola, Nestle, Pepsi Cola–are benefiting from an unregulated industry– bottled water. These companies are depleting huge aquifers or taking large quantities of water from public water supplies. It discusses how […]

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Action Alert on Water & Climate Change

Hello readers,

Climate meetings are taking place in Bonn Germany this week and next week. They are preparing for the next major round of negotiations in Cancun this fall. So far water is not even being discussed in climate negotiations. Negotiators need to hear from us that water is key to protecting our earth from climate change. Please sign the petition to the negotiators to make this a top priority issue!


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UNH Events: Maude Barlow 3/31 + Film Speaker series

The Water is Ours Dammit: A Water Justice Art Exhibition