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    • Wednesday, February 13, 2013, 7pm
    • The Cooper Union
      Rose Auditorium
      41 Cooper Square, Lower Level
      on Third Avenue (btwn 6th & 7th streets)

What’s in the Water? debut presentation

What's in the Water? debut presentation

The issue of “fracking” is all over the news. But what is fracking? Who wants to do it? And how could stuff in rocks upstate affect people who live in East Coast cities?

Join us for the launch of the latest installment from our Making Policy Public poster series: What's in the Water? A fold-out poster that breaks down how the fracking process works, and shows how it could impact the food and water supplies of New York City.

CUP worked with Damascus Citizens for Sustainability and the design studio Papercut to create the fold-out poster (which was also posted in over 200 subway locations) that explains this contentious extraction process. On the 13th, CUP will be joined in conversation by Al Appleton, a Senior Fellow at the Cooper Union Institute for Sustainable Design, and Barry Estabrook, a James Beard Award-winning writer on issues of food safety and justice, for a conversation that will focus on the risks hydraulic fracturing poses to the food, health, and drinking water of New York City residents.

Free and open to the public.

All attendees receive a copy of the What’s in the Water? poster. 
RSVP here to reserve your poster (and your space).

What’s in the Water? is a People & Buildings event. This project was made possible through the generous support of the Nathan Cummings Foundation, Sappi Ideas that Matter, the Surdna Foundation, and public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

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