Tar Sands Talk

“What’s the Deal with the Tar Sands?”
October 2 for a 4 p.m., Alumni Lounge

Mary Pendergast, RSM, the director of ecology for the Sisters of Mercy Northeast Community, will lead a discussion to examine the impact that extracting tar sands from Canada’s boreal forest has both on the local wildlife and on human health, and how this could effect future generations. A Q & A forum, facilitating an open and critical discussion of the topic, will follow the presentation.

In addition to being a children’s educator for 38 years, Sister Mary Pendergast has focused on environmental issues since the 1980s. Her activities include serving as the vice chair of Mercy Ecology, Inc., participating in Oxfam’s Sisters on the Planet, and being a coordinator for the conferences Planet in Crisis: Mercy Response and To Act in Harmony with All Creation.

The presentation is free and open to the public. Light refreshments available.

FMI, contact Frank Daggett at 207-893-7792.