Fracking Awareness

How does a nice glass of chemicals, carcinogens, and methane sound?

What is fracking?

Hydraulic Fracturing, or “fracking” is a process where millions of gallons of water, chemicals, and sand are injected into shale rock to created channels in the rock and release the natural gas to be collected and used.

Fracking poses great threats to not only the environment, but also the community. The process can pollute water supplies when the chemicals leak into underground wells, or when accidents spill the fluids into rivers or streams. There have been numerous cases of water contamination near drilling sites around the country. It can cause natural gas to migrate into drinking water sources, which is not only harmful to our health, but it can cause wells and houses to explode.

And It Could Be Coming to Your Backyard.

Ohio Governor Kasich strongly supports inviting drillers into the state, especially in the oil-rich Utica and Marcellus shale formations in the eastern portion of the state. Legislation from the Governor support allowing extraction on public land, going as far as to open 200,000 acres of state parks to fracking operations.

Do you know if your water’s clean?

Take action and help ban fracking in your area!

Ohio’s ground water might be next.

  • Know the potential dangers
  • Learn more about plans to frack in Ohio
  • Demand research on the environmental effects of fracking and tighter regulations
  • Sign the online petition supporting a moratorium on tracking in Ohio until a proper environmental study can be conducted: here. (http://chn.ge/sKHRwg)

Join Green Oxford

Help us boost awareness of fracking on campus and helping to save our state’s water supply!

Tabling in Haines Food Court (Shriver)
Wednesday, 11/30 | 10-2

Screen Gasland
Thursday, 12/1 | 7pm | Bachelor 101

GO Makes a New Community Partner!

Green Oxford has recently partnered with InterFaith Climate Change Work Group (ICCWG) to show Green Screen. Green Screen presents films and videos about the science, art and spirituality of the natural environment. We aim to show films on the environment that educate, amuse, motivate and inspire.

Films are shown on the second Wednesday of each month at 7pm in the Oxford Community Arts Center (on the corner of College Ave and High St). All films are free.

The next Green Screen film will be on Wednesday, February 8th, 2012 and we will be showing The Cove.

If you have any questions about Green Screen, please contact Peyton (secretary@greenoxford.org) or Anne (vpinfotech@greenoxford.org).

Recap: Green Screen

The last Green Screen of the semester was Wednesday at the Oxford Community Arts Center! Gasland was a powerful presentation of the negatives effects fracking has on communities. Hydraulic fracturing is an extremely pertinent issue and will be coming to Ohio soon. Green Oxford will be facilitating more discussions on fracking soon. Green Screen starts again in February 2012! Stay tuned for more details!!!!

WHAT HAVE WE BEEN UP TO?

Green Oxford hit the ground running this semester. With many new members with exciting and fresh ideas we have packed our schedules in and out of meetings. We have established five primary working groups focusing on promoting water reusable water bottles, on-campus recycling, food waste awareness, clean energy and environmental awareness.

Outside of our weekly meetings, we have had an indoor BBQ and our first social last weekend. We joined Hueston Woods Naturalist Chad Smith to help clean up the trails and paint signs around the park. We also volunteered at Harvest Moon Fest Uptown and met with other community members to promote environmental awareness to greater Oxford community.

On October 21st we will be sending Green Oxford-ites to the Midwest Powershift in Cleveland, Ohio. Students from across the Midwest will join together and join in the fight for climate justice. If you are interested in participating in this event or want more information, please contact Christian Adams at adamscf@muohio.edu.

 

BBQ Location Change

Due to the weather, our BBQ will be in 200 Alumni Hall at 6pm. There will still be food – please bring your own plate/fork/glass and if you can a dish to share! Also, if you have a George Forman, please bring it so we can grill hot dogs, hamburgers, and veggie burgers.

See you tonight!

Welcome to Green Oxford’s New Website!

Hello and Welcome!

Yes, it looks a quite a bit different, but we hope you will like it! Please feel free to browse around the tabs above and check out all that we are doing to make Miami a greener and more sustainable place.

Check back regularly for blogs, updates, and more! As always, please feel free to stop by at one of our meetings to introduce yourself and get involved. Our next meeting will be on Monday, August 29th at 6pm in 001 Alumni Hall.

Thanks for checking out the our new website and we hope to see you at a meeting soon!