Bringing our community together one film at a time.
Thursday, May 15thSeating begins at 6:15pm, Screenings begin at 6:30pm
Is access to clean drinking water a basic human right, or a commodity that should be bought and sold like any other article of commerce? An unflinching examination of the big business of bottled water. A behind-the-scenes look into the unregulated and unseen world of an industry that aims to privatize and sell back the one resource that ought never to become a commodity: our water.PANELISTS joining us:
Dan Shapley joined Riverkeeper as Membership and Events Manager in October 2011 & is responsible for both maintaining & encouraging the public to become members of Riverkeeper by making a donation, & engaging members in volunteerism &advocacy. Dan has been one of the coordinators of the Riverkeeper Sweep, our annual day of service for the Hudson River. A graduate of Hartwick College, he started his career as a reporter, columnist and editor for the Poughkeepsie Journal, where he won numerous awards for writing about the Hudson Valley environment. From 2007 to 2011, he edited TheDailyGreen.com, an award-winning website devoted to green living. He lives in Port Ewen, NY with his wife, son & two dogs.
Lakis Polycarpou as writer, ecological designer and sustainable development consultant, publishes articles on climate, water, energy, sustainability & resilience which can be found in various national & international publications. While working at Columbia University’s Earth Institute’s Water Center, Lakis helped scientists articulate and communicate innovative solutions to major global water and climate challenges. His posts for the Earth Institute’s State of Planet blog have covered numerous water-related sustainability issues including: groundwater, climate, drought, flood, food security, access, economics, supply chains and geopolitics among others. Lakis is now principal of NatureCycle, a compost consulting company that designs full-spectrum organic waste solutions for institutions & municipalities in Westchester. With the Tarrytown Environmental Advisory Council he works on programming and initiatives to reduce plastic bag waste and sustainable landscaping practices. Greenmap Tarrytown, his most recent project, integrates government data, surveys & crowd-sourced information to establish a baseline for village-wide sustainable development planning process. Lakis lives with his wife and three children in Tarrytown, New York. http://lakispolycarpou.com/ Follow his writing on City of the Future! http://nea-polis.net/
Paul Fraioli PE. Ossining’s Village Engineer
and Public Works Director – He joined the Village in 2001.
Prior to that, he worked as a consulting engineer.
He is a registered Professional Engineer in the
State of New York and holds a Bachelor of
Civil Engineering degree from Villanova University