Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Community Climate Forum Set for Earth Day

Do you have questions about the connection between last year’s flooding and global climate change? Are you skeptical about the causes of climate change? Are you looking for options to cut your energy bills and reduce your dependence on fossil fuels?

An upcoming Community Climate Forum is expected to address all of these issues, and more. The forum, sponsored by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Adirondack Program and the Adirondack Green Circle, is scheduled for April 22, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Pendragon Theater in Saranac Lake.
The forum will feature WCS ecologist Jerry Jenkins, who will give a brief presentation about climate change in our region. Jenkins is the author of Climate Change in the Adirondacks: The Path to Sustainability, published by Cornell University Press in 2010.

The second half of the forum will be an opportunity for participants to ask questions and visit Action Stations — resource tables that feature experts in topics such as home energy efficiency, local food and Community Supported Agriculture, and transportation options.

This event is free and open to the public; light refreshments will be served. For more information, call (518) 891-8872 or e-mail ([email protected]).

Adirondack Green Circle was started in 2007 by Saranac Lake resident Gail Brill to create a forum to educate and inspire individuals and the community to choose sustainable living practices. The focus of the group is on five arenas: climate change, over-consumption, self sufficiency, local food and energy use.

Based in Saranac Lake, the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Adirondack Program works to promote healthy human communities and wildlife conservation through a cooperative, information based approach to research, community involvement, and outreach.

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2 Responses

  1. Pete Klein says:

    First, there is more to the Adirondacks than just the Tri-Lakes area. How about holding some of this stuff in Hamilton County?
    Yes, Virginia, we are having weather. We have it every day.
    Can hardly wait for the Arctic to become ice free so we can start to enjoy the next Ice Age.

  2. edwheeler says:

    Will they be streaming this on line? The streamed the climate conference from The Wild Center last month.