Climate Education Events

Saturday
May
9
10:00 AM
to
2:00 PM
CANCELLED -- Repair Cafe in Woodstock
St. Gregory's Episcopal Church
2578 New York 212
Woodstock , NY 
Free repairs by experts... who are also your neighbors. We invite you to look around you, see what needs fixing--and bring it! Check the repaircafehv.org website to make sure this event is still happening.

Wednesday
May
13
6:00 PM
to
8:00 PM
Webinar - Pollinator-Friendly Hudson Valley
This vibrant webinar features a Master Gardener with vivid images of pollinator-friendly gardens and native meadows, offering a detailed how-to helping us support the pollinators including diverse bugs, bats, bees and butterflies as well as hummingbirds. We'll also include a tip for passing Pollinator-Friendly Resolutions in towns other than Marbletown (we're pretty sure Marbletown will have passed a Pollinator-Friendly Town Resolution by then). The Monarchs had a terrible winter, crashing below extinction levels where they overwinter in Mexico, and we need to do all we can to help these and other pollinators with our joyous plantings, mowing less, using zero neonicotinoids and growing more Milkweed.

Stay tuned for link to webinar.
Sponsored by Marbletown Environmental Conservation Commission.
Thursday
May
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.

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
May
28
7:00 PM
to
8:30 PM
Webinar - Electric Vehicles, Who's In the Driver's Seat and What's Down the Road?
Get the latest on EV technology, economics, driving, charging, new and used models, trends to watch, and shopping tips. It’s information to put you in the driver’s seat, whether you are considering your first EV or planning the next one.

Hear from:

John Voelcker, auto industry journalist and long-time editor of Green Car Reports on technology and market trends

Rebecca Hughes, Senior Program Manager, EVOlve-NY, NY Power Authority on charging today and tomorrow

Seth Leitman, EV program manager for Sustainable Hudson Valley and Sustainable Westchester, and President of the EAA Hudson Valley Chapter

And…your EV driving neighbors with stories to tell!

Co-hosted by: Sustainable Westchester & Sustainable Hudson Valley.
In cooperation with the Electric Auto Association

Friday
May
29
1:00 PM
to
2:30 PM
Green Jobs: Making a Living while Making a Difference
Join Citizens for Local Power and Hudson River Sloop Clearwater for an online panel discussion on green jobs!

Speakers include:
Christopher Boston & William Artist,
Nubian Directions,
Cecil Corbin-Mark,
WE ACT,
Bryana DiFonzo & Rodney Rainey,
PUSH Buffalo,
Melinda & Bill McKnight,
Energy Conservation Specialists (ECS).

Thursday
June
11
7:00 PM
to
8:00 PM
Webinar - Solar Parking Lots For The Hudson Valley
Main topic is Hudson Valley Solar Parking Lots Feasibility Study, plus very brief intros to: battery storage, grids, financing, good news for renewables, Resiliency Zones.

Registration required.

More info: e-mail: RocklandGoesGreen@aol.com.

Sponsors: Rockland Goes Green, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rockland, Rockland CAN, Rockland Sierra, Nyack Library, Suffern Library, Palisades Library.

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
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
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

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
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.

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.

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.