Photos and impressions: WISE Women’s Conference for Sustainability

March 29, 2009 at 8:25 pm 2 comments

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Panelists Beth Fiteni (l) and Christie Brinkley: WISE conference

At the WISE conference about environmental sustainability in Southampton, New York, Christie Brinkley brought attention to information in press reports from March 26, 2009, that note there was a “more than minor” safety violation at the Millstone nuclear power plant in Connecticut. Ms. Brinkley expressed concern that the public may not have been told the entire story, and concern that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission did not catch the problem, which the plant itself says it caught and fixed.

Christie Brinkley expressed her total disagreement with nuclear energy, noting safety concerns, and the fact that the Better Business Bureau will not allow nuclear plants to describe their product as “good, clean energy.”

Christie Brinkley stated, “There is a movement trying to say that nuclear power plants are the answer to global warming and it’s just not true.” Ms. Brinkley has had extensive experience studying and advocating against nuclear energy in her work with STAR and with The Tooth Fairy Project (studying the extent and effects of radiation through collecting baby teeth.)

WISE: 1st New York Women’s Conference for Sustainability is taking place this weekend at Stony Brook’s Southampton campus. More photos below.

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Dorothy Reilly and Elizabeth Thunder Bird Haile open the event

Rha Goddess listens at WISE conference by you.

Rha Goddess: Hip Hop and Floetry performer.

Rha Goddess at WISE conference by you.

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Paleoanthropologist Richard Leakey of Kenya

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Above: Johnanne Winchester, Christie Brinkley, Alanna Hartzog, Ann Goodman, Patti Wood, Beth Fiteni, and Rachel Harris. On a panel in Long Island, New York. WISE: First New York Women’s Conference for Sustainability.

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Sarah Newkirk, attorney and scientist, speaks

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WISE conference: dancing to the drums

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[/caption] Above: Katherine Buckell: Australian singer/songwriter

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This Saturday, March 28th at 8:30pm, turn your lights off! PeaceSmiths sent 3 representatives to WISE sustainability conference

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