Climate Education Events

Tuesday
January
5
6:00 PM
Climate Change Solutions January Meetup
Do you want to save energy for the planet, save money and make your home more comfortable? Learn from a panel of New Paltz Energy Navigators! Join Zoom Meeting

Thursday
January
14
6:00 PM
to
7:15 PM
Warm Up To Winter: An Energy Showcase!
Save $ while saving the environment!

- free energy audits to help you find ways to save $ on heating bills & electricity
- grant programs/funding for renters, low & moderate income households
-low interest financing & tax incentives for businesses, non-profits & households looking to switch to renewable energy, do energy upgrades, & more
- renewable energy- community solar (great for renters), home solar power installations, heat pumps, geothermal & more!
- DIY weatherization, winterization & energy efficiency techniques, programs, and companies

Thursday
January
14
7:00 PM
to
8:15 PM
Good Bye Spark Plugs, Hello Electric Vehicles
Electric Vehicles and Electric Vehicle Charging. Speakers: John Markowitz from NYPA (the New York Power Authority) and Samrat Pathania, Engineer/NY State Master Teacher and Climate Reality Leader. Free.

Thursday
January
21
5:30 PM
to
6:30 PM
How to Solar Now
Interested in learning more about Scenic Hudson’s solar mapping tool and how it can be put to use in your community?

Tune in to our How to Solar Now Virtual Conference on January 21st at 5:30pm for a detailed demonstration of the mapping tool and discussion with colleagues about how the Hudson Valley can confront the opportunities and challenges of siting solar energy.

Thursday
January
21
6:00 PM
Monthly Saugerties Climate Smart Task Force Meeting
Our meetings are always open to the public. Due to the Corona virus restrictions on gatherings, this meeting will be conducted via online video conference. Contact us to get the access code.

We use Zoom video conferencing. Please use the link below to download the zoom client to your computer, tablet, or phone.

How to connect your audio, when joining via computer:
After you join the meeting zoom will ask you how you want to connect via audio.

If you join the meeting via the zoom app, then you will get prompted to use either “Computer audio” or “phone call”. If you can connect to the audio via your computer that is best. If you can’t use computer audio and opt for “phone call”, then zoom displays instructions on what number to call and displays your “participant ID”.

Here is a zoom tutorial on joining audio.

The link below will join you to the video meeting.
If you want to join via phone, then call: 1 929 205 6099 and join meeting ID: 350 104 0898

Thursday
January
28
12:00 PM
NY Towns & Cities Off Fossil Fuels
Learn about gas bans, Ithaca's cutting edge energy codes and how towns & cities can decarbonize their existing buildings!

Speakers:
Amy Turner - Senior Fellow at the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law at Columbia Law School
Nick Goldsmith - Sustainability Coordinator for the City of Ithaca and the Town of Ithaca
Mark Thielking - Director of Energy and Sustainability for the Town of Bedford.

Thursday
January
28
12:00 PM
to
1:30 PM
Governing the Gasoline Spigot: Gas Stations and the Transition Away From Gasoline
America’s 130,000 gas stations are the country’s largest carbon spigot, bringing fossil fuels into our neighborhoods and communities, which can pollute the air, the water, and the land. Now, four emerging trends – the climate crisis, the rise of electric vehicles, the aging of underground storage tanks, and new research establishing the dangers of gas station pollution – are bringing gas stations to a crossroads.

Join the Environmental Law Institute, Coltura, and expert panelists to explore cutting-edge research examining gas stations through the lens of the climate crisis and the rise of electric vehicles. Panelists will review leading policy proposals that empower states and local governments to regulate gas stations to advance their climate goals, reduce pollution of air, soil, and groundwater, improve public health, and save taxpayers money.

Panelists:
- Matthew Metz, Founder and Co-Executive Director, Coltura Moderator
- Mark Dunec, Managing Director, Corporate Finance, FTI Consulting, Inc.
- Janelle London, Co-Executive Director, Coltura and Executive Director, Beyond Gasoline Initiative, Joint Venture Silicon Valley
- Carrington Tatum, General Assignment Reporter, MLK50
- Niall Patrick Walsh, Part II Architectural Assistant, Building Design Partnership Ltd (BDP); Co-Founder, Bubble Futures Platform; and Founder, Niall Patrick Walsh - Architectural Writing Bureau

Saturday
February
6
11:00 AM
Marbletown’s 100% Renewable Discussion
Marbletown’s Environment and Conservation Commission along with Sustainable Hudson Valley invite you to register for its second 1-hour, lively discussion on how your home can become 100% renewable.

Even if you missed the first online event, this second meeting is open to everyone and will include time to answer your questions on the most affordable and easiest steps to lowering your home’s carbon footprint while saving money. Learn which steps are best for you and how you can take the pledge to move toward 100% renewable. And, please, invite your neighbors and friends to join in.

Wednesday
February
17
7:00 PM
Beyond Plastics Class with Judith Enck
Beyond Plastic Pollution is a public policy course that focuses on the systemic reasons why millions of tons of plastics enter the ocean each year. This cutting-edge class will focus on the how plastic pollution is an urgent climate change issue; how the plastics industry spins the myth that we can recycle our way out of the problem; environmental justice and the the health impacts of plastic production and use.

Students will discuss innovative alternatives to plastics and what each of us can do to address this growing problem. This will be a particularly useful class for those who want to tackle this issue in their own community, state, school campus, and nation. There will be a very strong focus on public action.

The entire class will take place on Zoom, once a week and in the evening.
Class runs Feb 17 - March 31, weekly.

Thursday
February
18
5:00 PM
Monthly Saugerties Climate Smart Task Force Meeting
Our meetings are always open to the public. Due to the Corona virus restrictions on gatherings, this meeting will be conducted via online video conference. Contact us to get the access code.

We use Zoom video conferencing. Please use the link below to download the zoom client to your computer, tablet, or phone.

How to connect your audio, when joining via computer:
After you join the meeting zoom will ask you how you want to connect via audio.

If you join the meeting via the zoom app, then you will get prompted to use either “Computer audio” or “phone call”. If you can connect to the audio via your computer that is best. If you can’t use computer audio and opt for “phone call”, then zoom displays instructions on what number to call and displays your “participant ID”.

Here is a zoom tutorial on joining audio.

The link below will join you to the video meeting.
If you want to join via phone, then call: 1 929 205 6099 and join meeting ID: 350 104 0898

Tuesday
February
23
3:00 PM
to
4:00 PM
Net-Zero America
"Net-Zero America: Potential Pathways, Infrastructure, and Impacts" (https://acee.princeton.edu/acee-news/net-zero-america-report-release/), a report issued in December by a large team centered at Princeton University, analyzes five possible pathways for achieving net-zero emissions by 2050. It has been praised as the most thorough examination to date of deep decarbonization strategies. It quantifies and maps the infrastructure that will need to be built and the investment that will need to be made to achieve net-zero. It shows how jobs and health will be affected in each state. In this webinar, the report’s three co-principal investigators will describe the report’s methodology and highlight findings that will be of special interest to state policymakers. The webinar will be moderated by CESA Executive Director Warren Leon and there will be time for audience questions.

Presenters
• Eric Larson, Senior Research Engineer, Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, Princeton University
• Chris Greig, Senior Research Scientist, Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, Princeton University
• Jesse Jenkins, Assistant Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department and Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, Princeton University

This webinar is presented by the Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA) on behalf of the 100% Clean Energy Collaborative. Learn more at https://www.cesa.org/projects/100-clean-energy-collaborative/

Thursday
February
25
1:00 PM
to
2:00 PM
State of the U.S. Energy Storage Industry: 2020 Year in Review
An annual lookback at the year in energy storage will cover advances in the U.S. market, including deployment trends, policy and regulatory updates; the state of the art in energy storage technologies; and the market outlook for the coming years.

Dan Finn-Foley from Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables will share his insights, with introductory remarks from Dr. Imre Gyuk from US DOE Office of Electricity.

This webinar is a presentation of the Energy Storage Technology Advancement Partnership (ESTAP). ESTAP is a federal-state funding and information sharing project that aims to accelerate the deployment of electrical energy storage technologies in the U.S. ESTAP is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Electricity, managed by Sandia National Laboratories, and administered by the Clean Energy States Alliance. Learn more at www.cesa.org/projects/energy-storage-technology-advancement-partnership.

Tuesday
March
2
7:00 PM
Climate Action Film Festival
The Climate Action Film Festival Returns (Virtually) March 2021!

The Climate Action Film Festival brings together activists, filmmakers, and communities to witness and celebrate stories of climate action. CAFF’s mission is to amplify voices and inspire further action in addressing the climate crisis, locally and beyond.

Friday
March
5
12:00 PM
to
1:15 AM
A Climate Conversation -- EVolution
What’s going on with the electric vehicle revolution, and what will it take to achieve its full potential in the Hudson Valley?

Join Green Living Guy Seth Leitman EV program manager for Sustainable Westchester and Senior Advisor for Sustainable Hudson Valley, and Steve Wehr, retired engineer and EV enthusiast for a fastpaced informative Climate Conversation on what’s new and affordable, and how to install public charging for nearly free.

Saturday
March
6
10:00 AM
to
4:00 PM
The Fifth Annual -- Renewable Energy and Sustainable Living Fair
Will be held virtually this year.

Exhibitors (so far, more to come):

Albany Sustainability Advisory Committee
Alliance for a Green Economy
Aztech Geothermal
BEAT / No Fracked Gas in Mass
Capital District Regional Planning Commission
Citizens’ Climate Lobby
Climate Reality Project: Capital Region, NY Chapter
Common Energy
Eden Renewables
Food Scraps 360 LLC
Hudson Valley Community College Office of Workforce Development
Kasselman Solar
Mathias Marketing
National Grid
New Yorkers for Clean Power
PAUSE – People of Albany United for Safe Energy
Sierra Club Hudson Mohawk Group
Solarize Albany
Spruce & Sprout
SunCommon
Sustainable Wealth Advisors
True Building Performance
Zero Waste Capital District

Thursday
March
18
5:00 PM
Monthly Saugerties Climate Smart Task Force Meeting
Our meetings are always open to the public. Due to the Corona virus restrictions on gatherings, this meeting will be conducted via online video conference. Contact us to get the access code.

We use Zoom video conferencing. Please use the link below to download the zoom client to your computer, tablet, or phone.

How to connect your audio, when joining via computer:
After you join the meeting zoom will ask you how you want to connect via audio.

If you join the meeting via the zoom app, then you will get prompted to use either “Computer audio” or “phone call”. If you can connect to the audio via your computer that is best. If you can’t use computer audio and opt for “phone call”, then zoom displays instructions on what number to call and displays your “participant ID”.

Here is a zoom tutorial on joining audio.

The link below will join you to the video meeting.
If you want to join via phone, then call: 1 929 205 6099 and join meeting ID: 350 104 0898

Wednesday
March
23
2022
8:30 AM
to
3:00 PM
NY Geo Electrify Your Heat Conference
The Albany Marriott Hotel
189 Wolf Rd.
Albany, NY 
This is America’s premier Renewable Heating & Cooling conference, so don’t miss it! The conference date has been moved up by 2 weeks this year so that more installers are able to attend.

Whether you’re interested in heat pumps for your home, your business or as a career, this is the place for you! NY-GEO has been named to the City & State’s Energy & Environment Power 50 List as among the organizations that are “true power players in New York.”

At this conference you’ll meet all the top players: manufacturers, distributors, installers, trainers, renewable energy consultants and policymakers.

Learn about: Heat Pumps 101, the Future of NYSERDA’s Clean Heating & Cooling programs, Electrification, Navigating Codes, Standards and Practical Experience, Heat Pumps for Low and Middle Income Households and many other topics.

Sponsors and exhibitors are welcome! Scholarships are available.

Organizer:
NY-GEO
Bill Nowak
nygeoinfo@gmail.com