Sane Core Team Meeting
Sep
20
6:30 PM18:30

Sane Core Team Meeting

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Want to stop fracked gas infrastructure and build a more just, 100% renewable energy system?

Join us for our monthly Sane Energy volunteer meeting on September 20th to learn how you can get plugged into our campaigns to stop fracked gas infrastructure like the Williams pipeline proposed off the coast of the Rockaways. 

If this is your first Sane volunteer meeting please arrive at 6:30pm.
Orientation for new folks will begin at 6:30pm and the meeting will start at 6:45pm.

Light refreshments served.

**Note: Our meetings are generally the 2nd Thursday of the month but we're moving this one because the NY primary is on Sept 13. Make sure you get out to vote!

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New York Rise for Climate, Jobs, and Justice
Sep
6
5:30 PM17:30

New York Rise for Climate, Jobs, and Justice

The weekend before the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco, the Peoples Climate Movement will lead a nation-wide mobilization: Rise for Climate, Jobs, and Justice. The first action will be on Thursday, September 6th, as New Yorkers gather in Battery Park (exact location tbd) at 5:30pm demanding immediate action from Governor Andrew Cuomo, Mayor Bill de Blasio, and all elected officials.

Join us to Rise for Climate, Jobs, and Justice and march for our demands to:
• Just transition to 100% renewable energy now. 
• Halt all fossil fuel infrastructure.
• Make corporate polluters pay. 

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All Things Media: Dive Into A Real Campaign
Aug
22
3:30 PM15:30

All Things Media: Dive Into A Real Campaign

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Sane Energy's free workshops sharpen our collective skills and build our movement. Join us as we welcome Patrick Robbins, author and Coordinator at NY Energy Democracy Alliance and Lee Ziesche, reporter and organizer with Sane Energy Project to go over ALL THINGS MEDIA! How do you get your story heard? 

•Writing Letters to the Editor • Building Your Media List • 
• How to Pitch to Reporters • Press Advisories & Releases •
Nail Your Talking Points + Dive Into a REAL Solar Campaign

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Open Art Build for Rise for Climate Action
Aug
18
1:00 PM13:00

Open Art Build for Rise for Climate Action

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Come to an art build for the September 6 NYC Rise for Climate Jobs and Justice Rally and March. Help make art for this nation-wide action of thousands of rallies in cities and towns around the world. We demand that our local leaders commit to a fossil free world that puts people and justice before profits.

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Sane Core Team Meeting
Aug
9
6:30 PM18:30

Sane Core Team Meeting

Summer is the best time to be out in the streets organizing to stop fracked gas infrastructure and working on building a more just, 100% renewable energy system!

Join us for our monthly Sane Energy volunteer meeting on August 9th to learn how you can get plugged into our summer campaigns including stopping the Williams fracked gas pipeline right off the coast of the Rockaways and fixing VDER, a complex NY policy that is crushing community solar. 

And get an update on the groundbreaking Resist Spectra Trial. 

If this is your first Sane volunteer meeting please arrive at 6:30pm.
Orientation for new folks will begin at 6:30pm and the meeting will start at 6:45pm.

Light refreshments served.

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Sane Core Team Meeting
Jul
12
6:30 PM18:30

Sane Core Team Meeting

Summer is the best time to be out in the streets organizing to stop fracked gas infrastructure and working on building a more just, 100% renewable energy system!

Join us for our monthly Sane Energy volunteer meeting on July 12th to learn how you can get plugged into our summer campaigns including stopping the Williams fracked gas pipeline right off the coast of the Rockaways and fixing VDER, a complex NY policy that is crushing community solar. 

If this is your first Sane volunteer meeting please arrive at 6:30pm.
Orientation for new folks will begin at 6:30pm and the meeting will start at 6:45pm.

Light refreshments served.

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Stop the Williams Pipeline 5 Borough Organizing Meeting
Jun
27
7:00 PM19:00

Stop the Williams Pipeline 5 Borough Organizing Meeting

We've come a long way since summer 2017 when we started organizing against the Williams NESE pipeline. 
In 2018, we organized together with NJ allies and created 6,000 comments filed against this pipeline, recruited numerous communities to stand up with us, and even convine the NY DEC to deny them a permit.
However, they are BACK, and it's our duty to organize stronger until we stop them.
#CuomoWalkTheTalk #OffFossilFuels

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Picket Cuomo - Off Fossil Fuels
Jun
18
5:30 PM17:30

Picket Cuomo - Off Fossil Fuels

On June 18, Governor Cuomo is holding a fundraiser in Manhattan -- and we'll be there, urging him to move New York off fossil fuels.

We'll be outside the Plaza Hotel, demanding that Cuomo ban oil & gas projects and shift to 100 percent renewable energy.

We'll be picketing from 5:30 - 7:00 pm, calling on Cuomo to walk the talk and be a true climate leader by stopping all fossil fuel pipelines, power plants, and other infrastructure and transitioning to renewable energy now!

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Build Music into Our Climate Movement: Build Power, Connection.
Jun
17
5:00 PM17:00

Build Music into Our Climate Movement: Build Power, Connection.

After the Albany Cuomo Walk The Talk On Climate event, we experienced how music can absolutely change the essence of an action. People who transformed the War Room into the SOLAR ROOM were led in song by Lu from The Peace Poets, and everyone we spoke to after than action expressed deep emotions specifically because of the music. We built power, community, and strengthened our movement.

A week later, Kim from Sane Energy attended a "Human Instrument" event with musician and teacher Nick Demeris, who studied under Bobby McFerrin. It was transformative, otherworldly and built deep bonds with total strangers. We are bringing Nick to NYC to build that with all of us. Please join us on June 17th from 5pm-7pm in El Jardín del Paraíso: the garden on E. 4th between Ave C & D -- We have a rain location nearby.

From Nick Demeris who will lead this workshop: "Since time long ago, before there were instruments, Human beings came together around fires, in forests, on mountain tops and at ocean sides to join there voices together to mark the changing of the seasons, to celebrate birth, commemorate death, exalt the night's sky, or bless a meal."

"Human Instruments is an experience that celebrates ourselves as beings of sounds, unlocking the power of the voice using techniques from jazz, blues, world music, freestyle rap and circle singing, practicing deep listening to ourselves and each other."

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Sane Core Team Monthly Meeting
Jun
7
6:30 PM18:30

Sane Core Team Monthly Meeting

Want to help stop a fracked gas pipeline off the coast of the Rockaways? Or make sure renewable energy is being developed in a way that benefits all people? Join us for our monthly Sane Energy volunteer meeting!

If this is your first Sane volunteer meeting please arrive at 6:30pm.Orientation for new folks will begin at 6:30pm and the meeting will start at 6:45pm.

Light refreshments served.

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Public Hearing: Williams Pipeline in Brooklyn
Apr
26
5:00 PM17:00

Public Hearing: Williams Pipeline in Brooklyn

The Williams Transco energy company is proposing to build a 23-mile long pipeline that will carry fracked natural gas under New York harbor. The pipeline would run along the coast of Staten Island then connect off the Rockaways. 

It's appalling that FERC, The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, otherwise known as the rubber stamp machine for fracked gas infrastructure, has only scheduled ONE hearing in New York City, one of many front line communities to this pipeline.

We will be organizing a press event and rally at a TBD time, so stay tuned for that and join us in the fight to stop this pipeline.

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Cuomo: Walk The Talk Off Fossil Fuels Statewide Convergence!
Apr
23
11:00 AM11:00

Cuomo: Walk The Talk Off Fossil Fuels Statewide Convergence!

Sign The Pledge To Resist NY InFRACKstructure on April 23rd:
www.stopnyinfrackstructure.org

We will have a short prayerful event sprinkled with creative storytelling and march together in Albany, NY together before entering the New York State Capitol Building to demand Governor Cuomo Walks the Talk and moves Off Fossil Fuels NOW.

One year ago, Governor Cuomo announced in his 2017 State of the State that “the State must double down by investing in the fight against dirty fossil fuels and fracked gas from neighboring states.” And in 2014, he outright banned High-Volume Hydraulic Fracturing, or fracking, on account of health and environmental impacts. 

In 2017, however, we have seen continued expansion in gas pipelines, compressor stations, and power plants. Compressed-gas truck fleets now ply rural roads and explosive oil trains run along residential communities. The state continues to import frack waste from Pennsylvania. Medical associations have documented increased cancer rates, and respiratory problems. Besides pregnant women, children and the elderly are most at risk. Working-class neighborhoods, communities of color, and Indigenous Peoples are disproportionately targeted by fracked gas infrastructure. This contradicts the goals of Environmental Justice, human rights, and stewardship of the earth.

It’s time for the Governor to protect our future. The first step must be to halt all fracked-gas projects statewide. To stem climate change we must work toward a just transition to 100% renewable energy immediately. We must address issues of energy efficiency and storage. And we must do this with courage and expediency.

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Action Camp. Full day prep, role assignment and community build
Apr
22
10:00 AM10:00

Action Camp. Full day prep, role assignment and community build

This is a one-of-a-kind event that will change the way you organize moving forward, and will build relationships with incredible organizers for years to come.

You MUST sign the pledge to get details for location. Sign the pledge at cuomowalkthetalk.org

You do NOT have to risk arrest in order to participate in Action Camp or the Action. We need MANY leaderful people to make April 23rd successful.

On Sunday, April 22nd, we will have a full agenda to discuss the April 23rd Action, history, strategy, direct action, arts and music, and assign people to roles who are interested in a leadership role.

*Included: We will be nourished with delicious vegan food for breakfast, lunch and dinner made by a local movement chef.

We can help to arrange transport and comfortable accommodation. Sat or Sun night.

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Elmira Training for A23 Climate Action
Apr
17
6:30 PM18:30

Elmira Training for A23 Climate Action

 

On Tuesday, April 17th, in Elmira at the Park Church, we will have a full agenda to discuss the April 23rd Action, strategy, tactics, direct action, know your rights and what to expect for the day of action.

This is an informative, fun and engaging training that will assist with your future organizing, and will build relationships with the larger community for years to come.

You do NOT have to risk arrest in order to participate in the Action. We need MANY leaderful people to make April 23rd march and rally successful, however, we just may inspire you to stand in your truth, and escalate to take your activism to the next level.

Training led by Monica Hunken, an artist, educator and trainer in NVDA and Creative Resistance with Greenpeace, Resist Spectra, Beautiful Trouble and Sane Energy Project. She has been organizing actions in NY and across the globe since 2001.

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Westchester Training for A23 Climate Action
Apr
16
6:30 PM18:30

Westchester Training for A23 Climate Action

On Monday, April 16th, in Westchester at the Mariandale Center, we will have a full agenda to discuss the April 23rd Action, strategy, tactics, direct action, know your rights and what to expect for the day of action.

This is an informative, fun and engaging training that will assist with your future organizing, and will build relationships with the larger community for years to come.

You do NOT have to risk arrest in order to participate in the Action. We need MANY leaderful people to make April 23rd march and rally successful, however, we just may inspire you to stand in your truth, and escalate to take your activism to the next level.

Training led by Monica Hunken, an artist, educator and trainer in NVDA and Creative Resistance with Greenpeace, Resist Spectra, Beautiful Trouble and Sane Energy Project. She has been organizing actions in NY and across the globe since 2001.

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Artists For Climate Action NOW: Cameco Performs at Nuyorican
Apr
14
7:00 PM19:00

Artists For Climate Action NOW: Cameco Performs at Nuyorican

This is a GREAT reason to come together and have fun while raising money for our statewide action CuomoWalkTheTalk.org

Join New York City singer/recording artist CAMECO for a night of live soul, pop, and R+B at one of New York's most iconic and historic performing spaces - The Nuyorican Poets Cafe, in the heart of "Alphabet City" in the East Village. 

Cameco performs and records throughout NYC both as a soloist and in collaboration with other musical artists, most recently appearing with Stevie Wonder during the "Songs in the Key of Life" tour. Her debut single "Only Love" is available on iTunes and other platforms.https://www.facebook.com/CamecoMusic/
Cameco@cameco https://www.instagram.com/cameco/

The evening's performance is in honor of Earth Day. Proceeds will go to The Sane Energy Project, an NYC-based non-profit organization on the front lines of grassroots advocacy, organizing and action campaigns on behalf of a fossil-fuel free energy future for New York. Read more here: https://www.saneenergy.org/

*Sane Energy Project will direct ALL funds raised tonight to building and support attendees at the statewide action for climate action on April 23rd in Albany. cuomowalkthetalk.org

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NYC Direct Action Training. Campaign Focused to Halt Fossil Fuels.
Apr
14
11:00 AM11:00

NYC Direct Action Training. Campaign Focused to Halt Fossil Fuels.

You may have been to a direct action training before, but this is a campaign specific training for our community (that's YOU!) to learn, grow, share and build together a tight network of shared language, skills, and community that will work together to HALT fossil fuels.

Please join Sane Energy Project and the American Indian Community House as we join forces on two crucial current campaigns.

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Sane Core Team Monthly Meeting
Apr
12
8:00 PM20:00

Sane Core Team Monthly Meeting

Want to be involved in planning the largest climate rally ever directed at Governor Cuomo in Albany? Or help lead the just transition to 100% renewable energy in New York in 2018? Join Sane Energy Project for our monthly volunteer meeting! 

If this is your first Sane volunteer meeting please arrive at 6:30pm.
Orientation for new folks will begin at 6:30pm and the meeting will start at 6:45pm. 

Light refreshments served.

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Public Hearing Preparation for Williams NESE Pipeline
Apr
9
7:00 PM19:00

Public Hearing Preparation for Williams NESE Pipeline

Join us on Monday, April 9th at 7pm to prepare comments to oppose the Williams NESE Pipeline.

The Williams Company has proposed a 23 mile fracked gas pipeline for our shores. The Federal Agency overseeing the approval of this pipeline is holding a public hearing to respond to Williams' Draft Environmental Impact Statement (or DEIS). 

It is our responsibility to show up at this hearing to oppose it. However, we want to be on point with our allotted 3 minutes to speak. The DEIS is over 800 pages. Join us as we present key areas of the DEIS to focus on and formulate our comments pertaining to the DEIS. It is imperative we build the public record of opposition, even though this crooked federal agency called FERC (Federal Energy Regulatory Commission), approves 99.9% of the pipelines that come across their desk since that is how their funding is generated. (It's a crooked system, we know. We've been working to change that for years, and are not going to give up.)

There are a number of reasons to oppose this pipeline. It is bad for our health, it is bad for local jobs, and we don't even need it! Our Risk For Their Profit.

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Long Island Prep Training for A23 Climate Action
Apr
9
7:00 PM19:00

Long Island Prep Training for A23 Climate Action

On Monday Night, April 9th, in Brentwood at the BEAUTIFUL Sisters of St. Joseph, we will have a full agenda to discuss the April 23rd Action, history, strategy, direct action, arts and music, and assign people to roles who are interested in a leadership role.

This is a one-of-a-kind meeting that will change the way you organize moving forward, and will build relationships with incredible organizers for years to come.

You do NOT have to risk arrest in order to participate in the Action. We need MANY leaderful people to make April 23rd march and rally successful, however, we just may inspire you to stand in your truth, and escalate to take your activism to the next level.

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Community Solar Teach In!
Jan
25
6:30 PM18:30

Community Solar Teach In!

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This event is the rescheduled date from December 18th.

As part of the free monthly trainings Sane Energy offers to build our movement into a strategic, action-oriented community, we welcome our ally Kelly Roache of Solstice to share information on Community Solar, what it is, how it works and what it means for building the renewable world we know is possible.

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Offshore Wind 101 and Building Community Benefits
Jan
24
7:15 PM19:15

Offshore Wind 101 and Building Community Benefits

Attend to learn more about how Long Island offshore wind can be built with community benefits, and how Smithtown residents can get involved. 

Hosted By Sane Energy Project, facilitated by Smithtown resident and Sane Core Volunteer Nick Shearman

When: January 24, 7:15pm-8:15pm
Where: The Smithtown Library- Commack Building
3 Indian Head Rd, Commack, NY 11725

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For more information, please contact: nick@saneenergy.org

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The Green Amendment Book Reading and Info Session
Jan
22
6:00 PM18:00

The Green Amendment Book Reading and Info Session

As part of the free monthly trainings Sane Energy offers to build our movement into a strategic, action-oriented community, we welcome our ally Maya Van Rossum of the Delaware Riverkeeper Network to share her new book and discuss how to take legislative action in our communities.

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The Constitutional Change We Need to Protect Our Priceless Natural Resources

For decades, activists have relied on federal and state legislation to fight for a cleaner environment. And for decades, they’ve been fighting a losing battle. The sad truth is, our laws are designed to accommodate pollution rather than prevent it. It’s no wonder people feel powerless when it comes to preserving the quality of their water, air, public parks, and special natural spaces.

But there is a solution, argues veteran environmentalist Maya K. van Rossum: bypass the laws and turn to the ultimate authority — our state and federal constitutions.

In 2013, van Rossum and her team won a watershed legal victory
that not only protected Pennsylvania communities from ruthless
frackers but affirmed the constitutional right of people in the state to a clean and healthy environment. Following this victory, van Rossum inaugurated the Green Amendment movement, dedicated to empowering every American community to mobilize for constitutional change.

Now, with The Green Amendment, van Rossum lays out an inspiring new agenda for environmental advocacy, one that will finally empower people, level the playing field, and provide real hope for communities everywhere. Readers will discover:

- How legislative environmentalism has failed communities
across America,
- The transformational difference environmental constitutionalism can make,
- The economic imperative of environmental constitutionalism, and
- How to take action in their communities.

We all have the right to pure water, clean air, and a healthy environment. It’s time to claim that right — for our own sake and that of future generations.

*100% of the proceeds from the sale of The Green Amendment go to the Delaware Riverkeeper Network.

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Built On Bribes: Trial Of Joseph Percoco Rally Press Conference
Jan
22
8:30 AM08:30

Built On Bribes: Trial Of Joseph Percoco Rally Press Conference

Please join us first thing in the morning at 8:30-9:30am to rally in the presence of press as Governor Cuomo’s former top staffer, Joseph Percoco, goes to trial on corruption charges. Then join us to show community power inside the courtroom and join us again at the end of the day for a massive press conference.

Percoco was a senior state official who allegedly conspired with Competitive Power Ventures (CPV) Executive Peter Galbraith Kelly to help secure approvals for the massive 650 MW fracked-gas power plant under construction in Orange County that will lock NYC into fracked-gas dependency for the next 40 years.

Cuomo is also presiding over a crisis of homelessness and lack of affordable housing, helped along by Percoco’s favors to the real estate industry. Additionally, the proposal to develop low-income housing around the completed CPV plant is a clear environmental justice violation, and will not move New York to the promised just transition to a renewable economy. 

The CPV power plant, located in Orange County, would burn fracked gas, pollute the air and cause further climate change catastrophes. The Cuomo Administration granted the massive gas plant the permits it needs for construction, now underway, despite its links to the bribery scandal and community protests.

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First Sane Energy Volunteer Meeting of 2018!
Jan
11
6:30 PM18:30

First Sane Energy Volunteer Meeting of 2018!

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Want to stop fracked gas infrastrucutre and help lead the just transition to 100% renewable energy in New York in 2018? Join Sane Energy Projectfor our monthly volunteer meeting! 

If this is your first Sane volunteer meeting please arrive at 6:30pm.
Orientation for new folks will begin at 6:30 and the meeting will start at 6:45.

We'll be going over our campaigns for the year and letting folks know how they can get involved in this important work! 

There's a lot of fracked gas infrastrucutre we need to stop this year and some incredible opportunities to influence the building of offshore wind and renewable heat options.

Light refreshments served.

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Dec
18
6:30 PM18:30

Community Solar Teach-in

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Learn more about how communities can reclaim their power source and get off fossil fuels and onto renewable energy!
We are excited to have Kelly Roache facilitate this workshop and teach us about community Solar and her work at Solstice!

80% of America is locked out of the solar market because they cannot install solar on their roof. Solstice radically expands access to clean energy by providing community-shared solar power to American households. This model enables any resident to enjoy clean energy at no upfront cost and save money on their electric bill every month. Solstice was recently selected for awards from Obvious Ventures, the Dept. of Energy, Echoing Green, and the Global Good Fund, and has been featured by the White House, Forbes, and Fast Company.

About Kelly Roache:
Kelly has years of experience working as a diplomat and activist fighting for human rights and social justice. At the US State Department, she helped achieve a humanitarian evacuation in Syria, advanced the U.S.-India bilateral relationship, and led an Ambassador-level review and overhaul of the goals and objectives of the U.S. Embassy to the UAE. While in graduate school, Kelly pivoted to intersectional social justice activism. As an organizer, Kelly led a campaign to divest Princeton University's endowment from corporations complicit in human rights violations in the Middle East, which won majority support among the student body. She has likewise campaigned for marriage equality and LBGTQIA+ rights in New Jersey. Kelly earned her BA cum laude and an MPA, both from Princeton. She loves traveling, studying foreign languages, reading contemporary fiction and feminist theory, and spending quality time with her little cousins and malshi puppy.

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Aug
22
6:15 PM18:15

Bystander/ Upstander Intervention Training

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As we witness an increase in hate crimes across the nation, practice how to transition from being a passive bystander to an active upstander. Learn some basic techniques and principles of de-escalating a situation where someone is being harassed based on their gender, race, religion, ability or otherwise.

We are thrilled to have Carol Scott from Center for Anti-Violence Education (CAE) to facilitate the workshop!

Wheelchair accessible- elevator to 2nd floor
Childcare will be provided.

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