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The Sustainability Café on Monday, October 31st will feature Steven Penningroth, speaking on “Monitoring Water for Impacts from Residential Development, Agriculture and 'Hydrofracking'”  The Café will be held in Center for Natural Sciences Room 112 at 4:00PM.

Steve Penningroth is executive director and senior scientist for the Community Science Institute. Steve also serves as Technical Director for the institute’s certified water testing lab. Steve will speak about the Institute’s work to engage volunteer “citizen scientists” in the ongoing effort to monitor our local water sources in order to build credible databases about the condition, quality and sustainability of our most important “liquid asset.” Steve will also talk about threats to our water supply from residential development, intensive agriculture, and the proposed practice of hydraulic fracturing – or “fracking” – for natural gas extraction.

This event is free and open to the public.

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Marian Brown at 607-274-3787 or We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.

“Teachable edibles” – local, organic and/or seasonal snacks – for the Fall 2011 Sustainability Café series are being sponsored by Ithaca College Dining Services whose motto is “Sustainability – Healthy – Fresh.” Please bring your reusable mug and fill up at the nearest drinking fountain or provide your own beverage of choice.

Drink in a new way to think in the Sustainability Café.


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