Climate Education Events

Thursday
June
18
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.

The link below will also join you to the meeting.

How to connect your audio:

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”.

When you call in, zoom asks for the meeting ID, and after that asks for your participant ID. Entering your “participant ID” let’s zoom know who is talking, and display that to the rest of us. If you don’t want to give a participant ID, just press # to join the conference without one.

Here is a zoom tutorial on joining audio.

Thursday
June
25
1:00 PM
to
2:30 PM
Webinar - Funding the Transition to an Electric School Bus Fleet
Join New York State Clean Cities Coalitions for 'Funding the Transition to an Electric School Bus Fleet' webinar Thursday, June 25th 1pm-2:30pm EST.

The webinar will feature an introduction from NY State Clean Cities Coalitions, a presentation on current electric bus and infrastructure options by major OEMs, an overview of incentive programs in New York State, and a unique financing opportunity from Highland Electric Transportation.

Thursday
July
16
7:00 PM
to
8:30 PM
Batteries — Key to our Renewable Future
Speakers from the clean energy citing team of NYSERDA. Program co-sponsors: Rockland Goes Green, Rockland Sierra Club, Rockland Citizens Action Network, Nyack Library

Tuesday
July
21
7:00 PM
New Paltz Climate Smart Book Club
New Paltz Climate Smart Book Club will be discussing Climate Justice: Hope, Resilience, and the Fight for a Sustainable Future by Mary Robinson. Online at Zoom.

You can also sign up on our Meetup page at https://www.meetup.com/Climate-Smart-Book-Club/events/271589665

Monday
July
27
11:30 AM
to
12:45 PM
Webinar -- Fire and Ice: The Impact of Climate Change on Environmental Ecosystems
Climate change is having a significant effect on the biological, topological, and geophysical traits of various ecosystems. This 75-minute webinar will explore how climate change has caused massive ecological alterations through impacts on plant physiology and ice sheet melting.

Presented by The New York Academy of Sciences.

In This Webinar, You’ll Learn
- How climate change can cause an increase in droughts and forest fires while also accelerating ice sheet melting and sea level rise.
- How climate change is impacting tree physiology, which may contribute to droughts and forest fires.
- The latest technological advances in measuring climate change impact on ice sheet melting and sea level rise.

Tuesday
August
4
3:00 PM
to
4:00 PM
Accelerate Your City: Advancing Fleet Electrification
As the winner of the $10 million Smart City Challenge grant awarded to Columbus by the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, Columbus committed to adding hundreds of EVs to local public and private fleets.

Discover innovative practices for public fleet procurement that led to the adoption of more than 300 public EVs, as well as challenges encountered in private fleet adoption and strategies to mitigate them moving forward.

Online webinar by Electrification coalition.

Saturday
August
8
12:00 PM
to
1:00 PM
Electrify NY Session 2: Electrification In Action
In partnership with ElectrifyNY, a statewide coalition of advocates for environmental justice, public transportation, social justice, and good jobs fighting for a clean, equitable electric transportation future for New York, Environmental Advocates of New York will host an Electric Vehicle Virtual Forum.

This action-oriented panel discussion will feature municipal and county officials and community leaders and cover successful implementation of municipal electrification programs, the challenges going forward, and the most important next steps in electrifying our communities.

Online webinar by Electrification coalition.

Tuesday
August
18
6:00 PM
Become an Energy Navigator!
Do you want to help people save energy, save money, and move toward a renewable energy future? Volunteer as an Energy Navigator! This in-depth, online ten-week training will prepare volunteer Energy Navigators within the Mid-Hudson region to help people in their communities to better understand their energy use, lower their energy usage and bills, and switch from fossil fuels to renewables. The focus is on helping low- and moderate-income residents--both homeowners and renters--save energy and money. Navigators will learn about programs and options that can help homeowners and renters to both cut costs and reduce their carbon footprint. Topics include climate science, understanding energy bills, energy efficiency, renewable heating, solar energy, building science and energy audits, transportation, energy justice and more.

Training Dates and Times: The 2020 program is now open. Apply today! Classes will be held online via Zoom on Tuesdays 6 – 8 PM (beginning August 18th) OR Wednesdays 10 -12 AM (beginning August 19th) - please choose one option.

Friday
August
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

Friday
August
28
10:00 AM
Climate Reality Leadership Corps — Global Training
This August, in response to the overwhelming interest shown in our first-ever virtual training, The Climate Reality Project and former Vice President Al Gore will host our second virtual Climate Reality Leadership Corps training.

The 45th Climate Reality Leadership Corps Training, running August 28–September 3, will offer priority admittance to those who have already applied to the July 2020 Climate Reality Leadership Corps Global Training. A limited number of spots in this intensive and empowering event will also be available to other members of the public.

This immersive global event comes at an unprecedented moment in history. The COVID-19 emergency has shattered our sense of normalcy. The climate crisis is deepening. Protests demanding racial justice are sweeping the planet.

The Climate Reality Leadership Corps Global Trainings will give thousands of climate activists the know-how and network to face this critical moment, mobilize communities for action, and accelerate a just transition to clean energy that helps halt rising temperatures and create a fair and healthy future for all. Requiring just a few hours of attendees’ time each day of the seven-day training period, this event will feature leading scientists, researchers, activists, and advocates.

Tuesday
September
8
12:00 PM
Last Day to Participate in Our Green Group Purchase Program
Get OFF Fossil Fuels and save 5% or more.

The Green Group Purchase Program makes it easier, more affordable and convenient for residents and small businesses to switch to renewable technologies through pre-selected, trusted suppliers while getting negotiated group purchase discounts.

Sustainable Hudson Valley, in collaboration with the Marbletown Environmental Conservation Commission, has selected a small group of trusted and well-established Hudson Valley businesses as partners. We have negotiated discounts of 5% or more compared to their standard prices. Contractor partners will offer incentives in the form of a donations for every signup, to an area nonprofit organization offering essential COVID-19 crisis related services.

Tuesday
September
15
10:00 AM
2020 Online Zero Emission Bus Conference
Whether you’re interested in transit, school buses, airport shuttles, university fleets, or utility involvement in electrification, the 2020 ZEB Conference will cater to a wide variety of specializations within the ZEB space. You’ll hear from speakers with unique perspectives while deepening your understanding of clean transportation technologies.

The annual International Zero Emission Bus Conference is the premier networking and learning event for fleet operators across the transportation industry, hydrogen providers, and utilities who want to meet and discuss the future of transportation.

This year, the 2020 International Zero Emission Bus Conference is going digital, with a carefully curated webinar & panel series and online networking sessions catered to specific regions and topics. The sessions are designed to engage and provide valuable resources to leaders around the world who are taking steps to electrify public fleets and are looking to build connections with industry experts.

Saturday
September
26
10:00 AM
to
2:00 PM
National Drive Electric Week
Ulster County Court House Parking Lot
285 Wall Street
Kingston, NY 
Interested in Electric Vehicles?? ... The Ulster County National Drive Electric week will offer static displays of electric vehicles by private owners as well as test drives from local dealerships. Come talk to EV owners and get your questions answered about the "Real EV Experience".

Friday
October
9
8:30 AM
to
3:00 PM
2020 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

Tuesday
October
27
8:30 AM
to
3:00 PM
14th Annual Alliance for Clean Energy NY Fall Conference
Albany Capital Center
55 Eagle St
Albany, NY 
Stay tuned for more information on upcoming speakers and topics.

Participants will explore New York’s goals, progress, and challenges in light of the recently enacted Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act. This new law has dramatically changed the energy policy landscape in New York State. It has established a renewable electricity mandate in statute for the first time; it sets very ambitious renewable and energy efficiency goals; it compels rapid electrification of home heating and transportation, and it requires equitable investment in disadvantaged communities.

These are the issues we will explore at Clean Energy Now – Defining Climate Leadership with a mix of global climate leaders, New York State decision-makers, renewable energy developers and consultants, and supporters of the clean energy transition.