Learning from Hurricane Sandy in NYC

Wow. We thought Boston was big, but our show in New York was HUGE. Another sell-out crowd packed the Hammerstein Ballroom in midtown Manhattan this evening for Do The Math.

Hurricane Sandy was the theme of this evening’s performance. Our friends at Occupy Sandy, a grassroots relief effort supported by Occupy Wall St., 350.org, and many others, recruited new volunteers to help with ongoing recovery operations. Naomi and Bill were joined by the Academy Award winning director of Gasland, Josh Fox, and the three of them all reflected on the devastation of Sandy – and the lessons that we can draw from the event.

“Hurricane Sandy showed us that even if we are able to stop fracking in the Upper Delaware, we could still lose everything we love about this place to climate change,” Josh told the crowd. “Fighting all these extreme energy projects, we’ve been like the little Dutch boy, sticking our fingers in different holes in the dike. We need to take those fingers and make a fist.”