Northern New Jersey NOWNorth Jersey Sierra Group, the Drew University Environmental Action League (DEAL)  and the Ramapough-Lenape Nation invite you to join us for a screening and discussion of


The Invisible Costs Of Fossil Fuels
Register to watch the film / Donations encouraged

Saturday, February 27th at 4pm PT / 5MT / 6CT / 7pm ET
Q&A will start at 8:30pm ET - HERE

This award-winning film shares the stories of Native environmentalists and Indigenous women leaders who are catalyzing an unparalleled global response to climate change and environmental injustice. The film documents the negative effects that industry-generated climate change, fossil fuel production and transport have upon Indigenous people, low-income communities and our Mother earth. 

The panel discussion that follows highlights the disproportional affects that pollution has upon the health of women within these communities and the actions that grassroots activists within Northern New Jersey NOW,  North Jersey Sierra Group, the Drew University Environmental Action League (DEAL)  and the Ramapough-Lunappe Nation are taking to heal those most effected by the actions of corporate polluters. Donations will enable Northern NJ NOW to establish a fund to help low income women, Indigenous women and women of color in industrialized communities pay for unmet healthcare costs and to support the Ramapough-Lunappe Nation  in its struggle to clean up sacred lands polluted by the Ford Motor Company.

​​​​​REGISTER to watch the film using the green bar at the bottom of the page


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    This event is inclusive, free to those who can't afford it. For all others, suggested donations on a sliding scale of $15-100 are requested in lieu of a flat ticket price. Donations will enable Northern NJ NOW to establish a fund to help low income women, Indigenous women, women of color in industrialized communities and members of the Ramapough-Lunappe Nation to pay for unmet healthcare costs.

    The donations collected will also support the film impact campaign "No More Sacrificed Communities" and be used to provide small honorariums to our panelists.


    By joining us for this screening, you are supporting effective movement-building towards powerful change and calls to action. This event is part of the film impact campaign "No More Sacrificed Communities".

    Our first events in July were a huge success. 6,000 people watched our film, 150,000 watched our panel discussions and we raised more than $25,000 for impacted communities. We therefore decided to keep organizing events on an even larger scale: we are currently organizing more than 40 online events until December (FALL IMPACT SERIES), mobilizing hundreds of communities and organizations, presenting to large audiences the inspiring work being done by land defenders across the Americas. Join us and support frontline communities!


    New Jersey Sierra Club
    Tulsa, Oklahoma Sierra Group
    Central Florida, Sierra Group
    Montgomery, Sierra Group
    Food & Water Watch, NJ
    Coalition to Ban Unsafe Oil Trains
    National Organization for Women of New Jersey
    National Organization for Women of Rhode Island
    Stanton Srong
    Bergen Indivisible for Democracy (BID)
    Climate MaMa
    Stepping Stone Resources
    Antiracist Alliance of Bergen County Educators
    Activism Club at Teaneck New Jersey High School
    Green Faith
    Don't Gas the Meadowlands Coalition
    New York City Sierra Group
    National Council of Jewish Women, Bergen County Section
    Fresh Justice
    Delaware Riverkeeper
    Alice Paul Institute
    Solidarity Singers
    League of Women Voters of Northern Valley
    YWCA of Northern New Jersey
    The Nature Conservancy
    Women's Rights Information Center
    Cherry Hill Women's Center
    The Displaced Homemakers Network of New Jersey, Inc.
    Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Palisades (UUCP)
    New Jersey League of Conservation Voters
    Sustainable New Jersey
    Northern Alameda County Sierra Group
    Sierra Club San Francisco Bay Chapter
    Martin Luther King Birthday Observance Committee
    New Jersey League of Conservation Voters
    Sustainable New Jersey
    Environmental Justice Team Unitarian Society of Ridgewood


    Film Protagonist. Hereditary Drumkeeper of the Womens’ Scalp Dance Society of the Ponca Nation of Oklahoma. Because of Casey’s work the Ponca Nation is the first Tribe in the State of Oklahoma to adopt the Rights of Nature Statute, and to pass a moratorium on Fracking on Tribal Lands. In addition to her leadership as part of Movement Rights’ Board, Casey Camp Horinek leads Movement Rights' Ponca Rights of Nature program, and co-leads Movement Rights' Intertribal Rights of Nature (IRON) forums, connecting tribal communities across Turtle Island interested in or actively working on passing Rights of Nature into tribal law


    JUDITH GREEN, PhD, LCSW is a professor emeritus of Biological Psychology at William Paterson University and is a cognitive behavioral therapist in solo practice. Her original work was in Pharmacology, giving her knowledge and insight into the actions of chemicals, including toxins, in the body. She is on the Executive Committee of North Jersey Sierra Group, having been a Sierra Club member since the late 1970s. Judy is also on the Executive Committee of Northern NJ NOW and a long time feminist. Her experiences in the hard sciences schooled her in the joy of sexism. The intersection between environment, climate change and women's lives is of great interest to her.


    PETRA THOMBS is the Executive Director of the Ramapough Lenape Community Center serving the sovereign nation through the nonprofit, Ramapough Mountain Indians, Inc. She graduated Union Theological Seminary, with a Masters of Divinity and is preparing for ordination to the Unitarian Universalist Association. Petra is focused on decolonizing the effects of the Doctrine of Discovery on BIPOC. Petra is of Black and Cherokee heritage, and serves as a Community Minister in her role with the Ramapough Nation. Her theology connects to indigeneity, in that we are created to be one with All Relations/ all relatives in the created world. Petra’s focus is on education, teaching history and justice for the Ramapough due to the poisoning of the Ramapough land by Ford Motor Company.


    JEFF RAPAPORT has an MBA from New York University and has over 35 years of years' experience as a financial planner and securities analyst. As a member of the of the North Jersey Sierra Group Executive Committee and Chair of the Group's Climate Committee, Jeff leads our fight to confront climate change. New Jersey's strategic location as an international transport hub speaks to the critical nature of these activities. Over the past few years, North Jersey Sierra has collaborated with other organizations from New Jersey, New York City and Rockland County, New York to support a transition to clean energy while opposing new fossil fuel projects, including the extraction and transportation of fossil fuels, the development and commercialization of open spaces and parklands, and the construction of gas fired plants.


    ERICA COWPER is a junior at Drew University majoring in Biology and minoring in Italian. She is very passionate about climate change and the environment and acts upon this passion as Co-Chair of Youth Outreach for the North Jersey Sierra Group and as a Board Member of Drew Environmental Action League (DEAL). While an intern at Climatepedia, Erica completed a Climate Literacy Certificate Program in climate literacy and climate action leadership. She is currently focusing her research on the negative effects of a proposed Liquid Natural Gas terminal to be located in Gibbstown New Jersey and upon other local environmental issues.

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