Cryptocurrency’s Impact on the Environment
May 24 at 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Money Greening Gabfest: Four Explorations of the Intersection of Money and Our Climate
Cryptocurrencies are digital currencies that have garnered public interest and curiosity regarding the financial and legal ramifications of their use. Meanwhile, public health experts and scientists are examining the environmental, health and climate impacts of certain types of crypto mining, the basis of virtual currencies. New York is at the epicenter, facing a potential crypto mining explosion with the proliferation of data mining operations. Defunct fossil-fueled power plants are being revived in order to power thousands of high-powered computers.
What does that mean for New Yorkers and the state’s new climate law and policies?
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Ellen Weininger is the Director of Educational Outreach at Grassroots Environmental Education, a science-based environmental health nonprofit serving local and state governments, school systems, health professionals and organizations nationwide. Ellen has been working in the field of environmental health for over 22 years and is also a member of the Westchester County Climate Crisis Task Force and serves on the Westchester County Climate Smart Communities Advisory Board.
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