Climate Education Events

Wednesday
December
16
2020
5:30 PM
Danskammer – Isn't it Worth Getting Right?
When there’s an alternative that would offer LASTING ECONOMIC BENEFITS and POSE NO THREAT TO YOUR FAMILY'S HEALTH, it makes even less sense to build a polluting, gas-fired power plant on your town’s waterfront.

Join us to hear about a plan for the site that would CREATE JOBS, LOWER TAXES and SUPPORT NEW YORK'S CLEAN ENERGY FUTURE. The experts in energy project finance and landscape architecture who developed it will explain its positive, long-term impacts to your community.

Let’s explore smart options together!

Tuesday
January
5
6:00 PM
Climate Change Solutions January Meetup
Do you want to save energy for the planet, save money and make your home more comfortable? Learn from a panel of New Paltz Energy Navigators! Join Zoom Meeting

Thursday
January
14
6:00 PM
to
7:15 PM
Warm Up To Winter: An Energy Showcase!
Save $ while saving the environment!

- free energy audits to help you find ways to save $ on heating bills & electricity
- grant programs/funding for renters, low & moderate income households
-low interest financing & tax incentives for businesses, non-profits & households looking to switch to renewable energy, do energy upgrades, & more
- renewable energy- community solar (great for renters), home solar power installations, heat pumps, geothermal & more!
- DIY weatherization, winterization & energy efficiency techniques, programs, and companies

Thursday
January
14
7:00 PM
to
8:15 PM
Good Bye Spark Plugs, Hello Electric Vehicles
Electric Vehicles and Electric Vehicle Charging. Speakers: John Markowitz from NYPA (the New York Power Authority) and Samrat Pathania, Engineer/NY State Master Teacher and Climate Reality Leader. Free.

Thursday
January
21
5:30 PM
to
6:30 PM
How to Solar Now
Interested in learning more about Scenic Hudson’s solar mapping tool and how it can be put to use in your community?

Tune in to our How to Solar Now Virtual Conference on January 21st at 5:30pm for a detailed demonstration of the mapping tool and discussion with colleagues about how the Hudson Valley can confront the opportunities and challenges of siting solar energy.

Thursday
January
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

Thursday
January
28
12:00 PM
NY Towns & Cities Off Fossil Fuels
Learn about gas bans, Ithaca's cutting edge energy codes and how towns & cities can decarbonize their existing buildings!

Speakers:
Amy Turner - Senior Fellow at the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law at Columbia Law School
Nick Goldsmith - Sustainability Coordinator for the City of Ithaca and the Town of Ithaca
Mark Thielking - Director of Energy and Sustainability for the Town of Bedford.

Thursday
January
28
12:00 PM
to
1:30 PM
Governing the Gasoline Spigot: Gas Stations and the Transition Away From Gasoline
America’s 130,000 gas stations are the country’s largest carbon spigot, bringing fossil fuels into our neighborhoods and communities, which can pollute the air, the water, and the land. Now, four emerging trends – the climate crisis, the rise of electric vehicles, the aging of underground storage tanks, and new research establishing the dangers of gas station pollution – are bringing gas stations to a crossroads.

Join the Environmental Law Institute, Coltura, and expert panelists to explore cutting-edge research examining gas stations through the lens of the climate crisis and the rise of electric vehicles. Panelists will review leading policy proposals that empower states and local governments to regulate gas stations to advance their climate goals, reduce pollution of air, soil, and groundwater, improve public health, and save taxpayers money.

Panelists:
- Matthew Metz, Founder and Co-Executive Director, Coltura Moderator
- Mark Dunec, Managing Director, Corporate Finance, FTI Consulting, Inc.
- Janelle London, Co-Executive Director, Coltura and Executive Director, Beyond Gasoline Initiative, Joint Venture Silicon Valley
- Carrington Tatum, General Assignment Reporter, MLK50
- Niall Patrick Walsh, Part II Architectural Assistant, Building Design Partnership Ltd (BDP); Co-Founder, Bubble Futures Platform; and Founder, Niall Patrick Walsh - Architectural Writing Bureau

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
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

Thursday
March
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.

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
April
14
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