Friday, July 12: Philadelphia, PA 4:15pm - At Netroots Nation
Location: PA Convention Center, 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA
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Are you appalled when you look at the photographs of the gold rooms at Trump Tower?
Producing gold for ONE ring generates 20 tons of toxic waste ! ! !
Gold mining is one of the most destructive industries in the world. It destroys ecosystems; contaminates water; is contributing to deforestation of the Amazon; poisons plants, animals, fish, and people. One mine, alone, in New Guinea, reportedly dumps more than 5 million tons of toxic waste into the Pacific Ocean each year. You can easily research effects of gold production if you are interested.
To me it so exemplifies total disrespect for sustainability.