News Release – 17 November 2015
Eugene Activists Visit Brewery To Ask Ninkasi to Say: “The US Chamber does not speak for us about the climate crisis!”
Chief Financial Officer of Ninkasi Brewery Will be Next Elected Chair of the Local Chamber of Commerce
This Friday, 20 November 2015, at 5:00 PM, Eugenians concerned about the climate crisis will gather at Ninkasi Brewery Tasting Room at 272 Van Buren St. Activists will drink the craft beer, and speak about the way global warming impacts each of us locally.
For more than five years, the influential climate group 350.org, has had a campaign to ask local chambers to distance themselves from the US Chamber based in Washington DC. The national US Chamber has had a history of blocking progress on addressing the climate crisis.
Now, having this gathering at Ninkasi Brewery makes more sense than ever:
Nigel Francisco, the Chief Financial Officer for Ninkasi, will soon become the elected chair for Eugene Area Chamber of Commerce. Ninkasi has a history of endorsing and speaking up for environmental principles.
David Oaks, one of the activists who plans to visit the Ninkasi Tasting Room this Friday, said, “This event will be friendly and supportive of Ninkasi’s support for our environment. While this gathering is unofficial and not organized by Ninkasi, we sure hope that someone from their staff attends.”
For more information about this campaign and local activities, please see:
The campaign by 350.org to challenge the US Chamber: https://www.facebook.com/uschambertruth/
Background about local efforts to dialogue with the Eugene Chamber: https://www.davidwoaks.com/normalgeddon
The environmental page by Ninkasi about their eco-values: http://www.ninkasibrewing.com/about/environment-sustainability.html
Website listing ways you can peacefully contact leaders of the Eugene Area Chamber of Commerce: http://www.eugenechamber.com/contact/leadership.aspx
Details about visiting the Ninkasi Tasting Room this Friday, 20 November 2015, including a downloadable PDF poster: https://www.davidwoaks.com/ninkasi-climate-justice
Facebook event listing about this Friday: https://www.facebook.com/events/1497719757222969/