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Climate Change: This time it's personal.  Small steps towards reducing global warming.

Climate Change: This Time It’s Personal.
Small Steps Towards Reducing Global Warming

Monday, March 23, 2020 7:00 P.M.
Asbury First United Methodist Church

Due to concerns over the Corona virus, the League has decided to move its March forum to late April, exact date tbd. Knowing how this situation is changing day to day, it’s likely the Department of Health may recommend against an “in person” forum so we are looking at the possibility of offering the forum via Webinar. Please check out our website and Facebook page for future updates.

Learn about the New York Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act that sets a statewide target of 100 percent, economy-wide net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, and discover some of the many ways that energy consumers in the Rochester area can help meet that target while managing their energy costs. One of the options we will discuss is Community Choice Aggregation (CCA), a program that allows local municipalities to procure power from an alternative supplier on behalf of their community while still receiving transmission and distribution services from their existing utility.

CCA has already come to several local communities and could soon be coming to you. Hear local community success stories and learn about a local youth program working to address climate change.

Presenters:
Al Hibner, Former Pittsford Middle School Physical Science Teacher; Member, Rochester Chapter, Citizens Climate Coalition that helped influence Representative Joe Morelle’s Co-Sponsorship of H.R. 763: Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act; Founder of the Penfield Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) Residents’ Committee;

Eric Koski, Vice-President, Rochester, NY March for Science; Board member, Rochester People’s Climate Coalition;

Margaret Peete, Member, Roctricity; B.S. degree in Urban Planning, M.S., Public Administration;

Linda Saalman, LWV-RMA member with 40 years energy-related experience;

Hridesh Singh, Brighton High School Senior and co-founder of the BHS Climate Club.

LWV-RMA would like to thank Rochester People’s Climate Coalition and Gillian Griffin for assistance in planning this forum.

Program Committee Chair Ann Carmody: ann.carmody2012@gmail.com
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