Climate Education Events

12:00 PM
1:15 PM
Juice: Electrification as Climate Strategy
A conversation on Marbletown’s plan to shift to 100% renewable energy, the role of electric vehicles, storage and more.

With Tom Konrad, Ph.D., Chair, Marbletown Environmental Conservation Commission and Seth Leitman, MPA, Program Manager, Drive Electric Hudson Valley.

8:30 AM
12:30 PM
Sixteenth Annual Symposium on Energy in the 21st Century

Hear From The Top Experts and Decision Makers:
- GIL QUINIONES, President/CEO NY Power Authority;
- DOREEN HARRIS, President/CEO NYSERDA (Acting);
- BASIL SEGGOS, Commissioner NYDEC;
- JORDAN MACKNICK, Leader Energy-water-land Analyst, National Research Laboratories (NREL);
- CHRIS KELLY, COO National Grid;
- KIT KENNEDY, Senior Director Climate and Clean Energy NRDC.

With up to 400 attendees each year, the Symposium on Energy in the 21st Century, provides a gathering venue for a diverse community to join together in a non-partisan, multidisciplinary learning experience and conversation on sustainability and renewable energy. The attendees range from prominent industry professionals to students and interested citizens. Commissioners, mayors, developers, architects, lawyers, engineers, farmers, many college students, all who are interested in the future of renewable energy with the most cutting edge policy being discussed.

8:30 AM
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.

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.

12:00 PM
Pumpkin Composting
Remember that you can compost your pumpkins at the Saugerties transfer station.

Remove candles.
Only compostable material
Break into small pieces.
No painted pumpkins
4:00 PM
5:00 PM
Recycle Right! -- UCRRA
Presented by the Ulster County Resource Recovery Agency.

Why can’t ALL plastics be recycled? What does the chasing arrows symbol really mean? Are pizza boxes in or out? Should you leave that bottle cap on or off? Putting unaccepted items in the recycling bin can damage equipment, harm workers, create inefficiencies in the recycling process, and reduce the value of the acceptable recyclables! This class will de-mystify recycling and help you avoid being a wishful recycler!

In this class, you will learn:
- Why is recycling important?
- What makes something ‘recyclable’?
- How does recycling ‘work’ in Ulster County?
- Why does recycling seem to be so confusing?
- Why are certain items not recyclable?
- What is ‘wishcycling’ and how does contamination affect recycling?
- And other info about UCRRA and our educational programs and services!

This seminar is offered as a WEBEX teleconference. Class size is limited and participants must pre-register.

12:00 PM
1:30 AM
THE YEAR AHEAD For climate in the Hudson Valley
Climate politics are at a crossroads, with a new federal administration and fast-moving processes in New York State to set the course for deep cuts in greenhouse gas emissions. What’s in store for 2021? From the Georgia Senate runoff to Cabinet appointments to the New York State budget process, what decisions in the coming months will matter most for the climate? And what are our regional organizations doing to have an impact?

Stay on top of action opportunities by joining the final Climate Conversation of 2020.

Co-Chair, Climate Reality Project / Hudson Valley Chapter
Executive Director, Sustainable Hudson Valley

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

8:30 AM
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.

Bill Nowak