Climate Education Events

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
11
6:30 PM
to
8:00 PM
Town of Saugerties Public Meeting -- Community Choice
COMMUNITY CHOICE - Empowering communities to access cleaner and cheaper energy on their own terms.

Please join us to learn how the Town of Saugerties is considering joining neighboring communities in a Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) program to provide clean, low cost electricity to local households and businesses.

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

Thursday
March
25
6:30 PM
to
8:00 PM
Town of Saugerties Public Meeting -- Community Choice
COMMUNITY CHOICE - Empowering communities to access cleaner and cheaper energy on their own terms.

Please join us to learn how the Town of Saugerties is considering joining neighboring communities in a Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) program to provide clean, low cost electricity to local households and businesses.

Saturday
April
10
2:00 PM
to
3:30 PM
Town of Saugerties Public Meeting -- Community Choice
COMMUNITY CHOICE - Empowering communities to access cleaner and cheaper energy on their own terms.

Please join us to learn how the Town of Saugerties is considering joining neighboring communities in a Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) program to provide clean, low cost electricity to local households and businesses.

Thursday
April
15
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
April
20
7:00 PM
Clean Heating and Cooling
Buildings and the Energy Efficient Economy Part 3:
Speaker: Donovan Gordon, Director of Clean Heating and Cooling for the New York State Energy Research & Development Authority (NYSERDA)

Topics:
• What is clean heating and cooling
• Why is this important
• What is right for different building types
• What is new in terms of concepts and technologies
• What about finances?
• Are there State programs and/or incentives?

Thursday
May
20
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