March 14, 2013 
United Church of Christ, Norwich, NY
Joe Heath, Esq. and Geologist Ellen Harrison of spoke to Chenango County landowners and leaseholders on gas leasing issues.
Solar Energy Forum #3
Solarize Chenango
Tuesday, May 22, 6:30 PM
SUNY-Morrisville/Norwich Campus
20 Conkey Avenue, Norwich
Jan Myers and Jamie Hart, project managers of Solarize Madison, will discuss the Solarize model being implemented nationwide and how the program can transform the solar market in our community. Join us for an interactive discussion and share your ideas about how we can solarize Chenango County.

Solar Energy Forum #2
Solar Farms & Funding Solar Projects  
Thursday, April 26, 6:30 PM
SUNY-Morrisville/Norwich Campus
20 Conkey Avenue, Norwich
Dr. Gay Canough, physicist and CEO & founder of ETM Solar Works, will speak about new opportunities in leasing solar installations and community based solar farms.

Solar Energy Forum #1 
Using Solar Energy to Produce Electricity and Heat
Here, Now, and Forever
Thursday, March 29, 6:30 PM
SUNY-Morrisville/Norwich Campus
20 Conkey Avenue, Norwich
Todd Paternoster is the head of solar thermal training, design, and project management for National Solar Trainers. He is the co-author of the textbook Solar Hot Water Fundamentals published in March 2011 and used nationally by both professionals and colleges. Todd will cover the basics of residential hot water & PV systems.

Guilford Natural Gas Informational Forum
Saturday, March 3, 2012 - 4:00 pm
Guilford United Methodist Church, 1270 County Road 35, Guilford, NY 13780
Kelly Branigan, Nurse & Realtor "Informed Consent: Have You Given Yours?

How Gas Drilling May Impact Your Health, Property & Community"
Mary Jo Long, Attorney & Afton Town Councilperson "Legal Update: Gas Drilling Issues Facing Local Governments & What Towns Can Do"


SPONSORS: Sustainable Chenango & C-CARE 

MISSING: REGULATIONS THAT PROTECT US FROM FRACKING POLLUTION, a workshop with James "Chip" Northrup, Thursday, October 20, 2011 from 7-9:30 PM at SUNY Norwich (the Norwich Campus of SUNY Morrisville), Community Room, 20 Conkey Avenue, Norwich.
Learn how to comment on the DEC’s SGEIS & proposed shale gas regulations, online or by mail, during this workshop with retired energy industry investor James "Chip" Northrup. Feel free to bring a laptop.  Flier available.

September 29, 2011, 7 pm, New Berlin - Flier available
New Berlin Natural Gas Informational Forum
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 40 South Main Street, New Berlin
With guests James Northrup, Oil & Gas Insider & Investor and Kelly Branigan, Realtor, RN and on the Otsego County Natural Gas Advisory Committee

July 25, 2011, Ithaca, 6:30 pm Forum:  Experts Speak Out on Revised DEC Guidelines for Drilling, Women’s Community Building, 100 W. Seneca St, Ithaca. Moderated by Martha Robertson, Chair of the Tompkins County Legislature, with well-known experts Louis Allstadt,  Former Executive Vice President,  Mobil Oil Corporation; Tony Ingraffea, Ph.D.,  Dwight C. Baum Professor of Engineering at Cornell University; Helen Slottje, Managing Attorney,  Community Environmental Defense Council; Roger Downs, Conservation Director,  Atlantic Chapter of the Sierra Club and Karen Edelstein, GIS and Mapping Consultant.
See Video of Forum

June 16, 2011, Norwich - Flier available

4 pm Rally“Speak Out" for Home Rule to Ban Heavy High-Impact Shale Gas Drilling, West Park, N. Broad St. (Guernsey Library if raining) 
Speakers from C-CARE, CDOG, NYRAD, Sustainable Otsego, Otsego 2000, ROUSE, ShaleShockCNY, Friends of Butternuts and Catskill Mountainkeeper
Rally to follow the Regional Gas Meeting, 2-4 pm, Supervisor's Chambers, Chenango County Office Building, 5 Court St.  (6 pm forum to follow rally)

6 pm Forum"How to Achieve Town Bans on Shale Gas Drilling & Fracking!  If Elected Officials Refuse, Replace Them!"  Guernsey Library Meeting Room, 3 Court St.
Speakers   James "Chip" Northrup, Julie Huntsman of Otsego and Kelly Branigan of Middlefield. Each from Otsego County on strategies to ban shale gas industrialization town by town.
See Video of Forum

May 26, 2011 (7 pm, United Church of Christ, Norwich, NY):  "Feeling Tricked By A Bad Gas Lease?" with Fleased's Ellen Harrison and Onondaga Nation Attorney Joe Heath

April 29, 2011 (6:30 pm, American Legion, Vestal, NY):  "Will You Be Ready When Gas Drilling Comes to Town?" with ShaleTest's Calvin Tillman, Mayor of Dish, Texas & Tim Ruggiero, Landowner in Decatur, Texas 

April 28, 2011 (12 pm, Guernsey Library, Norwich, NY):  "Will You Be Ready? ShaleTest Can Help!" with ShaleTest's Calvin Tillman, Mayor of Dish, Texas & Tim Ruggiero, Landowner in Decatur, Texas
March 24, 2011:  "Gas Drilling on State Lands" with Bill Belitskus, Allegheny Defense Project, and Neil Woodworth, Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK)

February 24, 2011:  “Gas Drilling: Economic Impacts on Communities” with Dr. Jannette Barth, Economist, and Nicole Dillingham, Attorney and Board President of Otsego2000
See Video of Forum 

January 27, 2011:  “Legal Rights of Local Governments” with Mary Jo Long, Attorney and Afton Town Board Councilwoman, and Helen Slottje, Attorney with the Community Environmental Defense Council 
See Video of Forum

December 9, 2010:  “The Marcellus Gas Shale Play: Information for an Informed Citizenry” with Dr. Anthony Ingraffea, Professor of Engineering, Cornell


November 18, 2010:  “Facts about Gas Drilling” with Dr. Ronald Bishop, Professor of Chemistry and Biology SUNY Oneonta, and Lou Allstadt, former Vice President of Mobil Oil