When: Monday August 5th, 2019 7:00 pm-9:00 pm
Where: Boat House Bar and Grill 10005 W Davey Rd Raymond NE 68428
Join us for a panel discussion on CAFO’s and the
Costco/Lincoln Premium Poultry projects in Lancaster County.
The panel will feature local leaders involved in this issue and a Q&A session will follow.
The panel will include:
Mary Pipher will serve as our moderator. Mary is a psychologist and writer. She is member of Guardians of the Aquifer. Her book “The Green Boat” was about Nebraskans fight to stop the KXL pipeline.
Ken Winston is an environmental advocate with deep Nebraska roots. He is currently the Policy and Outreach Director for Nebraska Interfaith Power & Light. He has represented the Sierra Club as a Policy Advocate before the Legislature and in campaigns supporting renewable energy, retiring coal plants and opposing the Keystone XL pipeline.
Andrew Tonnies lives in Dodge County, near North Bend. He is a stay-at-home dad and a small scale farmer who became a community organizer after COSTCO proposed building 24 poultry barns near his farm.
Jonathan Leo has worked as an environmental and land use lawyer and consultant for 40 years. He has lived in Lincoln since September, 2017. He serves on the Board of Directors of Nebraska Interfaith Power & Light and he is the Policy Coordinator and Legal Advisor for the Lancaster Hills Alliance, , whose members have sued Lancaster County and Randy Essink to set aside the permit for a 4-barn, 190,000 chicken CAFO near Crete.
Graham Christensen is the Founder and President of GC Resolve, a Nebraska business that focuses on grassroots community development, mobilization, and education with an emphasis on environment and the creation of sustainable communities. Current projects under GC Resolve include raising awareness about Nebraska’s rising water quality issues, and educating and advocating for a change in the food production system to “regenerative” farming and ranching principles. Graham serves as the State Secretary and a Director for the Nebraska Farmers Union.