Climate Education Events

Wednesday
July
28
3:30 PM
to
5:00 PM
Reuse It, Re-gift It, Repair It!
What’s the most eco-friendly way to deal with broken or unwanted items when not everything can be recycled? What items can be donated in the local community? What items can easily be repaired or refurbished and how do these practices contribute to pollution prevention?

Participants in this seminar will learn about the environmental and social impacts of extending the useful lifecycle of materials through reuse, and learn about local reuse and repair programs in Ulster County.

Join UCRRA and our panel of local experts as we celebrate Plastic Free July and the UCRRA Zero Waste Seminar Project!

Speakers:
Elizabeth Knight, Co-Author of the book Repair Revolution
Kevin Treutler, Habitat for Humanity
Supervisor Neil Bettez, Town of New Paltz
Christine Hein, Executive Director, Peoples Place

Moderator:
Angelina Peone, Director of Sustainability at Ulster County Resource Recovery Agency

Thursday
July
29
7:00 PM
to
8:30 PM
Town of Saugerties Public Meeting -- Community Choice
COMMUNITY CHOICE - Empowering communities to access cleaner energy on their own terms.

Please join us to learn more about the Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) program the Town of Saugerties has joined. It will provide clean, low cost renewable electricity to all households and businesses in the town of Saugerties.

All town residents should already have received a letter about this program. If you have questions, please attend this zoom meeting.

Tuesday
August
3
10:00 AM
Ulster County Fair -- Green Living Expo
Ulster County Fairgrounds
249 Libertyville Road
New Paltz, NY 
Seeking vendors for Green Living Expo. Will feature Solarize Ulster and other sustainability practices and climate solutions.

Aug. 3 - 8
Wednesday
August
4
7:00 PM
to
8:30 PM
Town of Saugerties Public Meeting -- Community Choice
COMMUNITY CHOICE - Empowering communities to access cheaper energy on their own terms.

Please join us to learn more about the Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) program the Town of Saugerties has joined. It will provide clean, low cost renewable electricity to all households and businesses in the town of Saugerties.

All town residents should already have received a letter about this program. If you have questions, please attend this zoom meeting.

Thursday
August
19
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. 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
August
25
6:30 PM
to
8:00 PM
Honey, I Shrunk the Lawn!
To Reduce Your Carbon Footprint, with Laura Wyeth, horticulturist and biology instructor at SUNY New Paltz. Sponsored by the Marbletown Environmental Conservation Commission and Sustainable Hudson Valley.

Learn why shrinking your lawn is climate smart, supports biodiversity, and can help reverse the crash in pollinator and bird populations.

Share ideas about growing native plants, shrubs, trees and unmown grasses, on any scale -- from garden to greenhouse, from lawn to meadow, from field to farm.

Thursday
August
26
7:00 PM
Ulster County's Climate Smart Committee will be hosting an Informational meeting
Please ZOOM with us this Thursday, August 26 at 7 p.m.! Ulster County's Climate Smart Committee will be hosting an Informational meeting intended to give an overview on how you can begin working on climate solutions and engage with the NYS Climate Smart Communities program in your community.

We've assembled a few speakers who will speak briefly on a variety of local climate action opportunities:
- 10 Things Municipalities Can do to Mitigate Climate Change - Tom Konrad, Chair of Marbletown Environmental Conservation Commission
- The Climate Smart Communities Program - Kat Carroll, Clean Energy Communities Coordinator, Hudson Valley Regional Council
- Ulster County's Climate Smart Municipal Task Force - Europa McGovern, Senior Environmental Resource Technician, Ulster County Department of the Environment
- Scenic Hudson’s Solar Mapping Tool - Audrey Friedrichsen, Land Use and Environmental Advocacy Attorney, Scenic Hudson (invited)

This meeting is intended for people who signed up at the Ulster County Fair as interested in working on climate solutions in their community and interested others. Please share widely with anyone you think may want to learn more. CSC members and municipal task force members are also encouraged to participate.

Saturday
September
11
11:00 AM
to
3:00 PM
Repair Cafe - Kingston
Redeemer Lutheran Church
104 Wurts Street
Kingston, NY 
A Repair Cafe is a free community event. You bring your broken but beloved items and together with volunteer repair coaches. WE FIX THEM!

People bring all kinds of things to a repair cafe:
CLOCKS & OTHER MECHANICAL ITEMS
CHAIRS FRAMES & OTHER WOODEN ITEMS
ELECTRICAL ITEMS & SMALL APPLIANCES
DIGITAL DEVICES
CLOTHING & TEXTILES
DOLLS STUFFED ANIMALS & TOYS
TOOLS IN NEED OF SHARPENING
JEWELRY AND MORE!

MOST ITEMS GET FIXED – even when they don't – we have a good time trying!

Thursday
September
16
5:00 PM
Monthly Saugerties Climate Smart Task Force Meeting
Our meetings are always open to the public. This meeting will be conducted via Zoom video conference. 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

Saturday
September
18
10:00 AM
to
2:00 PM
Repair Cafe - New Paltz
New Paltz United Methodist Church
New Paltz, NY 
A Repair Cafe is a free community event. You bring your broken but beloved items and together with volunteer repair coaches. WE FIX THEM!

People bring all kinds of things to a repair cafe:
CLOCKS & OTHER MECHANICAL ITEMS
CHAIRS FRAMES & OTHER WOODEN ITEMS
ELECTRICAL ITEMS & SMALL APPLIANCES
DIGITAL DEVICES
CLOTHING & TEXTILES
DOLLS STUFFED ANIMALS & TOYS
TOOLS IN NEED OF SHARPENING
JEWELRY AND MORE!

MOST ITEMS GET FIXED – even when they don't – we have a good time trying!

Wednesday
September
29
5:00 PM
to
7:00 PM
EV Charger DIY Workshop
Drop by to learn how to do an electrical install for a level 2 electric vehicle charger. This free workshop will last two hours. Come and go as you please!

Marbletown code allows for homeowners to do this sort of electrical work around their own home as long as it is permitted and passes an electrical inspection. Blink Charging has generously donated an EV charger for this workshop.

Location:
Send an email to MarbletownECC@gmail.com with your name or respond "Going" to the Facebook event to receive the exact location of the event.
Due to limited space in the driveway of this private home, please only come if you are vaccinated and carpool if possible. An edited recording of the event will be available on Youtube.

MAIN DIY-er: Tom Konrad, Chair of the Environmental Conservation Comission and DIY-er.

Saturday
October
2
12:00 PM
to
2:00 PM
Stone Ridge EV Car Show and Solar Tour
The parking lot behind Ridgewell Fitness
3555 Main St
Stone Ridge, NY 
See the latest models from Tesla, Ford, and more.
Co-Sponsors Ridgewell Fitness, Marbletown ECC, Solar Generation.

EV Owners please register your vehicle on the National Drive Electric Week site https://driveelectricweek.org/event?eventid=2995
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/538053920622858

Event is outdoors and attendees should be masked when within 6 feet of each other.

Thursday
October
14
7:00 PM
to
8:00 PM
Saugerties Community Solar Launch Q&A
Hold this for the full event description coming soon.
Saturday
October
16
10:00 AM
Climate Reality Leadership Corps Training
You see our climate changing and injustice growing across the planet. You want to make a difference.

Join the Climate Reality Leadership Corps of activists and learn how by attending a free online training led by Al Gore and a team of world-renowned scientists, activists, innovators, and more.

Space is limited - and filling fast. Register today.

CLIMATE REALITY VIRTUAL GLOBAL TRAINING
Training Dates

On-demand video sessions will be available from October 16-24
Interactive Zoom sessions will take place from October 18-24
Four required two-hour broadcast sessions will air on October 16, 17, 23, 24. You will be able to choose from two broadcast schedules. Each two hour sessions include presentations and Zoom small group meet-ups.
Training Format

Online broadcasts, on-demand video sessions, and Zoom meet-ups
Flexible schedule lets you watch at the times that work for you
Training Focus

The science of climate change and practical solutions
How the climate crisis is fueling a global health crisis
Climate and environmental justice around the world
Effective organizing for climate action
Connecting natural and technological climate solutions
COP 26: Making 2021 a year for breakthrough action

Sunday
October
17
10:00 AM
Hudson Valley Climate Solutions Week
Hudson Valley Climate Solutions Week is a regional collaboration to focus attention on the climate emergency we are all facing and the groundswell of creative work underway to address it.

Running October 17 - 24, 2021

Organizations are invited to create special educational events that focus on climate solutions: a community forum, a skill building workshop, an art/music show, or a field experience — anything that educates and inspires. Sustainable Hudson Valley will coordinate and publicize dozens of events throughout the region, bringing together thousands of citizens and leaders to accelerate the work of reducing climate emissions and building the green economy.

New events will be added to our website weekly! See all Events

Thursday
October
21
5:00 PM
Monthly Saugerties Climate Smart Task Force Meeting
Our meetings are always open to the public. This meeting will be conducted via Zoom video conference. 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

Saturday
October
23
11:00 AM
to
3:00 PM
Repair Cafe - Yorktown
Grace Lutheran Church
3830 Gomer St
Yorktown, NY 
A Repair Cafe is a free community event. You bring your broken but beloved items and together with volunteer repair coaches. WE FIX THEM!

People bring all kinds of things to a repair cafe:
CLOCKS & OTHER MECHANICAL ITEMS
CHAIRS FRAMES & OTHER WOODEN ITEMS
ELECTRICAL ITEMS & SMALL APPLIANCES
DIGITAL DEVICES
CLOTHING & TEXTILES
DOLLS STUFFED ANIMALS & TOYS
TOOLS IN NEED OF SHARPENING
JEWELRY AND MORE!

MOST ITEMS GET FIXED – even when they don't – we have a good time trying!

Saturday
November
13
10:00 AM
to
2:00 PM
Repair Cafe - Rhinebeck
The Starr Library Community Room
68 W Market St
Rhinebeck, NY 
A Repair Cafe is a free community event. You bring your broken but beloved items and together with volunteer repair coaches. WE FIX THEM!

People bring all kinds of things to a repair cafe:
CLOCKS & OTHER MECHANICAL ITEMS
CHAIRS FRAMES & OTHER WOODEN ITEMS
ELECTRICAL ITEMS & SMALL APPLIANCES
DIGITAL DEVICES
CLOTHING & TEXTILES
DOLLS STUFFED ANIMALS & TOYS
TOOLS IN NEED OF SHARPENING
JEWELRY AND MORE!

MOST ITEMS GET FIXED – even when they don't – we have a good time trying!

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