An Experts Panel: Moving Toward a Carbon Free, Nuclear Free Future
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
6:30 to 9:00 PM
Croton-on-Hudson Town Hall, 1 Van Wyck Street, Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520 (click here for the map)
Arnie Gundersen (Fair Winds Energy Education, VT)
Tim Judson (Nuclear Information and Resource Services, MD)
Manna Jo Greene (Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, NY)
Gary Shaw (Indian Point Safe Energy Coalition, NY)
Marilyn Elie (Indian Point Safe Energy Coalition, NY)
On Sunday, September 21 over 800 groups, including people of faith, environmental and civic organizations and union members will walk together in a historic march to call for a world with good green jobs, clean air and water for us all.
The People’s Climate March is timed to coincide with the United Nations Assembly when 16 world leaders, including President Obama, are meeting to discuss climate change and what the countries of the world must do. A drumbeat of authoritative scientific reports this year brought sobering news: we have only a few years to change course in order to avoid far worse. People in the Hudson River Valley are coming together to do our part and insist that the leaders of the world plan a world that is in our reach; a world with an economy that works for people and the planet; a world safe from the ravages of climate change; a world with good jobs, clean air and water, and healthy communities.
As part of the events leading up to the People’s Climate March world renowned energy expert Arnie Gundersen of Fair Winds Energy Education will be in NYC. Indian Point Safe Energy Coalition, Lower Hudson Group of Sierra Club, Rockland Sierra Club, Clearwater, Riverkeeper and other organizations have worked together to sponsor a panel featuring Mr. Gundersen in our area.
This is your invitation to join us at An Experts Panel: Moving Toward a Carbon Free, Nuclear Free Future, at Croton-on-Hudson Town Hall, 1 Van Wyck Street for a pre-March event.
Mr. Gundersen will be joined by Tim Judson of Nuclear Information and Resource Service, Manna Jo Greene, the Environmental Director at Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, and Gary Shaw of Indian Point Safe Energy Coalition. Panelists will make brief presentations followed by ample time for questions from the audience. Don’t miss this opportunity to find out about the transition to a green economy and the current status of wind, solar and nuclear.
For more information on the People’s Climate March go to http://peoplesclimate.org/march/.
For more information about the panelists go to https://www.ipsecinfo.org/
Seating for September 16 is limited. We suggest reserving your space now. To reserve a place call IPSEC at 1-888-474-8848.
Climate change is an issue of saving lives and saving the Hudson River Valley as we know it. It is incumbent upon all of us to take seriously the moral obligation to the most vulnerable everywhere and to future generations. Join us for the September 16th panel to find out what concrete actions we can take and march with your community on September 21 in this historic effort for ourselves and all of humanity.Sponsored by: Indian Point Safe Energy Coalition Lower Hudson Valley Chapter Sierra Club Rockland Sierra Club Clearwater Riverkeeper Other Sponsors Pending
Organization leaders speak out about the People’s Climate March
Tomas Garduno, Political Director of ALIGN: Alliance for a Greater New York, a labor/community alliance:
“Labor unions, community organizations–environmental justice, economic justice and faith groups–environmental and climate organizations have been working together more and more over the past several years. The breadth and depth of who’s working together to organize the People’s Climate March is a testament to that.”
Eddie Bautista, Executive Director, NYC Environmental Justice Alliance:
“Climate change affects everyone, but will not impact everyone equally. It’s not every day you can help secure humanity’s future just by showing up – this will be one of those days.”
Bridget Burns, Advocacy and Communications Director, Women’s Environment and Development Organization (WEDO):
“Climate change is the crisis of our times. But change is not something which you wait for; it’s something that you can make happen.“
Physicians for Social Responsibility issued the following statement:
“Few threats to human health are as significant in scope as the crisis caused by climate change. If we are to continue living on a healthy planet, we must move quickly to clean, renewable energy sources that are not derived from fossil fuels. This is why we are marching”
Michael Brune, Executive Director of the Sierra Club:
“This isn’t just about getting a bunch of people to New York to march for an hour then go home. This is about making sure that the tipping point in the fight to halt climate disruption tips in the favor of the average citizen and clean energy prosperity, and that the world’s leaders see that the support to do so has reached a level that can no longer be ignored.”
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