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“Green Amendment” lecture at SUNY-Ulster

“Green Amendment” lecture at SUNY-Ulster

Monday, Sept. 17: There’s a growing rumble of popular interest in a movement to pass a “Green Amendment” or Environmental and Social Responsibility Amendment to the US Constitution. It takes varying forms, but in general would establish a constitutional right to a healthy environment, grant the natural environment “personhood” and standing in court and/or require large corporations to recertify at regular intervals that their business practices are environmentally responsible or lose their charters.

Jeffrey Cranor & Joseph Fink take new Night Vale live show to Edinburgh Fringe by way of Bard

Jeffrey Cranor & Joseph Fink take new Night Vale live show to Edinburgh Fringe by way of Bard

Sometimes described as what the News from Lake Wobegon would sound like if it had been scripted by Stephen King, Night Vale uses the mundane format of a community radio station to convey its accounts of highly disquieting goings-on in a small desert town where every conspiracy theory comes true. To feed his imagination, Cranor says, he likes to “scour community calendars” in small local newspapers.