Archive for the ‘Climate change’ Category

Climate Reality Leadership Panel Event is Open to All

Learn and ask questions about climate change science, impacts and solutions from Climate Reality leaders from the local community and Slippery Rock University. This discussion will take place on Wednesday April 18 at 7:30 PM at the Fowler Building, 165 Elm Street, Slippery Rock (which is the location of SRU’s Sustainable Enterprise Accelerator). Panelists will include Dr. Julie Snow, Dr. Shawn Davis, Ms. Becky Lubold, Mr. Paul Scanlon, and Ms. Tabitha Giacalone, with Dr. John Golden moderating.  Additional details can be found on this flyer: Climate Reality Panel – April 18th

April Earth Days at Slippery Rock University!

A month’s worth of educational and action-oriented events have been planned by Slippery Rock University’s President’s Commission on Sustainability, in collaboration with various academic departments and faculty, staff and community representatives. Many are open to the public. Some examples include:

  • A Climate Reality Leadership panel on April 18
  • Kaleidoscope Children’s Earth Day Celebration and EarthFest at the Macoskey Center on April 21
  • Screening of the film, “The Eagle Huntress” on April 24
  • “The Long Game: Sustainability and Reality in the Environmental Century,” a presentation on April 26 by Stephen Mulkey, scientist and former president of Unity College
  • A community E-Waste Collection Day on April 28
  • and various showings of the film, “The Lorax.”

A calendar of these events with details can be found on the university’s Sustainability web page.

Citizens’ Climate Lobby regional chapter to meet January 17th

The regional chapter of Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL), based in the Slippery Rock area and congressional district 3,  will meet this week, Wednesday, January 17 at 6:00 PM at the Robert A Macoskey Center for Sustainable Systems Education and Research on Slippery Rock University’s campus (247 Harmony Road).
A detailed agenda for the event appears here: 20180117_MonthlyMeeting Agenda
The agenda lists items that are suggested for action each month by the national organization, as well as those specific to the local chapter. Even if you can’t attend the meeting, the agenda includes links to the items, as well as to background information related to the work of CCL. A monthly informational video, and other links can be viewed prior to attending the meeting or at any time.
Pizza and beverages (water, iced tea and soft drinks) will be ordered, so attendees are asked to bring a few dollars to share the expense, if possible. Come at any point during the meeting time that your schedule and interests allow.

Citizens’ Climate Lobby is a “non-profit, non-partisan, grassroots advocacy organization focused on national policies to address climate change.” Taking a respectful approach to climate education and building on shared values within communities, CCL works toward “the adoption of fair, effective and sustainable climate change solutions. All who are interested are invited to attend this meeting to learn more about these the organization, as well as possibilities for action within congressional district #3.  For more information, contact chapter coordinator Bruce Cooper at brrlmakr@zoominternet.net

November 8 Meeting of Citizens’ Climate Lobby Slippery Rock Chapter

The next meeting of a Slippery Rock regional chapter of Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL) will be held Wednesday, November 8, 5:30 – 7:30 PM at the Robert Macoskey Center for Sustainable Systems Education and Research on Slippery Rock University’s campus (247 Harmony Road, Slippery Rock, PA). The meeting agenda includes updates on the latest climate science special report and proposal by the Climate Solutions Caucus, an informational video, a “laser talk” about CCL’s Carbon Fee and Dividend policy proposal, discussion related to organizing and building the chapter, and more. Pizza and beverages (water, iced tea and soft drinks) will be ordered, so attendees are asked to bring a few dollars to chip in for the expense, if possible. Come at any point during the meeting time that your schedule and interests allow.

Citizens’ Climate Lobby is a “non-profit, non-partisan, grassroots advocacy organization focused on national policies to address climate change.” Taking a respectful approach to climate education and building on shared values within communities, CCL works toward “the adoption of fair, effective and sustainable climate change solutions. All who are interested are invited to attend this meeting to learn more about these efforts, as well as possibilities for efforts within congressional district #3.

A detailed agenda for the event appears here: WeeklyNewsletter21_Nov3rd_2017 (1)

October 11: Meeting of Citizens’ Climate Lobby Slippery Rock Chapter

The next meeting of a Slippery Rock regional chapter of Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL) will be held Wednesday, October 11 at the Robert Macoskey Center for Sustainable Systems Education and Research on Slippery Rock University’s campus (247 Harmony Road, Slippery Rock, PA). The meeting agenda includes an informational video, a”laser talk” about CCL’s Carbon Fee and Dividend policy proposal, discussion related to organizing and building the chapter, and more. Pizza and beverages (water, iced tea and soft drinks) will be ordered, so attendees are asked to bring a few dollars to chip in for the expense, if possible.

Citizens’ Climate Lobby is a “non-profit, non-partisan, grassroots advocacy organization focused on national policies to address climate change.” Taking a respectful approach to climate education and building on shared values within communities, CCL works toward “the adoption of fair, effective and sustainable climate change solutions. All who are interested are invited to attend this meeting to learn more about these efforts, as well as possibilities for efforts within congressional district #3.

A flyer for the event appears here: CCL-Meeting-Flyer_20171011

“Go Green” Electric Car Show and Festival this Saturday, September 16th!

Free event for all who are interested in clean energy alternatives for transportation and sustainable living. For festival news and related information, go to: https://www.facebook.com/GoGreenFestivalNews/

September 13: Citizens’ Climate Lobby to Inaugurate New Chapter in Slippery Rock

Between two record-breaking hurricanes, amidst one of the worst wildfire seasons in US history, and with concern about other extreme events, as climate change advances, we are sharing the following information:
Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL) will hold an inaugural meeting of a regional chapter that will cover the area of Congressional District 3 (Representative Mike Kelly’s district). The meeting will be held Tuesday, September 13, 5:30 – 8:30 PM at the Robert Macoskey Center for Sustainable Systems Education and Research on Slippery Rock University’s campus (247 Harmony Road, Slippery Rock, PA).
Ray Roberts, Pennsylvania’s State Co-Coordinator for CCL, will lead the discussion during the meeting. Pizza and beverages (water, iced tea and soft drinks) will be ordered, so attendees are asked to bring a few dollars to chip in for the expense, if possible.
Citizens’ Climate Lobby is a “non-profit, non-partisan, grassroots advocacy organization focused on national policies to address climate change.” Taking a respectful approach to climate education and building on shared values within communities, CCL works toward “the adoption of fair, effective and sustainable climate change solutions,” including a proposed Carbon Fee and Dividend system. All who are interested are invited to attend this meeting to learn more about these efforts, as well as possibilities for our congressional district.
A flyer for the event appears here: PA03_InauguralMeetingFlyer

Local Climate March April 29

The Peoples Climate Movement will hold a march on Saturday, April 29th in Washington, DC for “climate, jobs and justice.” If you are not able to go to DC, there are local “sister” marches listed on the website, including one in Butler, PA on the same day.  See the flyer image below or the event Facebook page.

 

 

“Communicating Climate Change” in Butler This Weekend AND Future Action Opportunities

Saturday, March 11, 12:30 pm at the Butler Public Library (218 N. McKean St. Butler, PA)

Marcellus Outreach Butler presents another opportunity to learn about climate change:

The presentation by Dr. Shawn K Davis will focus on how to discuss climate change and other environmental issues in persuasive ways, in order to influence peoples’ beliefs, attitudes and actions. It will cover the importance of knowing the audience, how to frame environmental issues, and potent communication tools, such as stories. Part talk, part workshop, come ready to discuss, learn and practice these environmental communication techniques. The program is free and open to all.

Dr. Davis is an  assistant professor in the Parks and Recreation Department at Slippery Rock University. He completed a master’s degree in human dimensions of natural resources through a fellowship program with Walking Mountains Science Center in Colorado. Shawn’s Ph.D. research at Colorado State University involved investigating place-based educational strategies for communicating climate change in America’s National Parks and National Wildlife Refuges. His current research involves a collaborative project that partners rock climbers with bat biologists to discover roosting locations in Colorado.

 

BUILDING A BUTLER REGIONAL COMMUNITY FOR
CLIMATE CHANGE ACTION

Get sociable! Meet up at the Brick House for Climate Cocktails
Thursday, March 16, 7:00 PM

Consider joining other local people who are concerned and motivated to be active about climate change. They will be getting together in the private banquet room of the Brick House in Butler for “Climate Cocktails” (118 North Main Street). Here’s a chance to connect with folks in a social atmosphere – food, drinks, conversation.

Climate March and Rally in Butler
Saturday, April 29, 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM
This will be a “sister march” to the Peoples Climate Movement march in Washington, D.C. on the same day. Find details here.

Solar Energy Presentation February 24th

Join Sustainable Slippery Rock for a presentation by Greg Winks, Solar Energy Consultant for SolarCity, on Friday, February 24th, 7:00 PM at the Ginger Hill Unitarian Universalist Congregation’s building* in Slippery Rock. The presentation will cover the state of the solar industry in the U.S. and in Pennsylvania; how solar energy works; why someone would choose to “go solar”; financing options; and the timeline for converting to solar energy. This will be an informative presentation, not a sales pitch for any particular company or product.

Mr. Winks’ background includes educational outreach related to solar energy, assistance to homeowners, and consulting with commercial, municipal and institutional organizations in order to incorporate solar options into their long-term energy strategies. SolarCity is a “national leader in clean energy services, working toward efficient and affordable solar solutions for homeowners, businesses, schools and government organizations. http://www.solarcity.com/ 

*Ginger Hill Unitarian Universalist Congregation is located at 174 South Main Street, just behind the buildings facing South Main Street along “Grange Alley.”  Parking is available in the public lot along Elm Street. https://www.google.com/maps/ place/41%C2%B003’46.8%22N+80% C2%B003’21.6%22W/@41.062987,- 80.0566242,18z/data=!3m1!4b1! 4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x0!8m2!3d41. 062987!4d-80.055992 )