Climate Education Events

Tuesday
September
18
6:00 PM
to
8:00 PM
Green Business Challenge Training
Ulster County Legislative Chambers
244 Fair St. 6th Floor
Kingston, NY
Learn from experts about NYS, Federal and other incentives/rebates, Investment Tax Credits, Agricultural Energy Audits, Landlord Tenant Energy Audits, FlexTech and PACE Financing, Central Hudson and other programs.

Write for more information: ulstercountygbc@gmail.com
Monday
September
24
7:00 PM
to
9:00 PM
Understanding our Changing Environment -- Green Infrastructure
Woodstock Elementary School
8 West Hurley Rd (Rts 375)
Woodstock, NY
A series exploring climate change impacts and solutions on a local level.

Session 3: Green Infrastructure.
Tuesday
September
25
6:00 PM
The Human Element
SVA Theatre
333 West 23rd Street
New York, NY
Renowned photographer James Balog (CHASING ICE) uses his camera to reveal how environmental change is affecting the lives of everyday Americans. Following the four classical elements air, earth, fire, and water to frame his journey, Balog explores wildfires, hurricanes, sea level rise, coal mining, and the changes in the air we breathe. With compassion and heart, THE HUMAN ELEMENT tells an urgent story while giving inspiration for a more balanced relationship between humanity and nature.

Doors open at 5:30pm, event begins at 6:00pm

A panel discussion featuring James Balog and NRDC climate experts will follow.
Sunday
October
7
12:00 AM
Deadline to sign up for roof top solar panels and obtain a solarize discount.
Although the Solarize Saugerties Campaign has ended, the discount for solar installations is available to all Ulster County residents and businesses through the Solarize Esopus Campaign. You must sign up with a solar installer by October 7, 2018.
Wednesday
October
17
7:00 PM
Local Solutions to the Global Climate Crisis
Hudson River Maritime Museum
E Strand
Kingston, NY
As the global temperature rises and extreme weather events are increasingly common, we must amplify and advance the conversation about climate change. Please join Manna Jo Greene, Environmental Director for Hudson River Sloop Clearwater and Ulster County Climate Smart Committee Chair, to explore solutions to address the Global Climate Crisis here in the Hudson Valley and beyond. Manna's presentation will include using the four principles of the Natural Step (what we "take, make, break and fake") to help understand the climate crisis and prepare for its inevitable consequences. Real climate solutions from Paul Hawkin's Drawdown and the Climate Reality Project are embodied in the 2018 Ulster County Green Business Challenge. She will also explore how we can create more resilient local communities, with special emphasis on Climate Justice for our most vulnerable neighbors and locations. 7:00 PM in the Riverport Wooden Boat School classroom. Suggested donation $5
Friday
October
19
7:30 PM
Drawdown Learn: Teaching a Solutions-Based Approach to Climate Change
Omega Institute
Rhinebeck, NY
Project Drawdown is perhaps the most unexpected and hopeful development in the critical effort to reverse global warming. With a modest budget and little fanfare, a group of 200 scientists and researchers mapped and modeled the 100 most effective ways to draw down greenhouse gas emissions. The Drawdown team did the math to calculate what humanity can achieve with tools already in use around the globe.

Since the findings were published in April 2017, Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming has become a New York Times best seller, prompting hundreds of media reports, events, and new editions worldwide. Now, there is a need for a collaborative effort to develop tools, training, and curriculum integration to unpack the rich learning opportunities of Drawdown and its data.

This 3-day collaborative event begins Friday evening and continues with interactive sessions throughout the weekend.
Wednesday
October
24
6:30 PM
Climate Change and Hope in the Hudson Valley
Tim, a resident of Stone Ridge, is an experienced actor who has been trained by Al Gore as a Climate Reality Project Leader. The event is open to the public.
Monday
April
15
2019
10:00 AM
Calling all Saugerties EV Owners
Would you like to show off your EV to fellow Saugertiesians?

We are planning a small EV show in 2019 and need EVs to show. The event is not yet scheduled, so please ignore the date on this calendar entry. We would like to have 5-10 local residents show their EVs to the public for about 4 hours. You'll even get an official name tag!

Contact us if you are interested in bringing your car and (optionally) talking about it.