Dear Colleagues and Friends,
This Wednesday, McKie Campbell, an aide to senator Murkowski and the top Republican Staff Member for the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee will be joining The National Climate Seminar.
SPECIAL TIME: 4 PM EASTERN.
The Republican Party has a long and honorable tradition of leadership on environmental protection, but as is well known, this perspective in the GOP has lost much ground. Republican champions of climate action have either lost their jobs (Inglis and Castle) or gotten out in front and then backtracked (McCain and Graham). Is there a remaining desire by Republicans to lead on climate and clean energy? Is there a way forward?
Join us for this important conversation. Send advance questions for Mr. Campbell to email@example.com and follow us on during the call.
Call-in number: 1-712-432-3100; Conference Code: 253385.
The Full Earth Month Schedule:
4/13: Majora Carter, Green jobs pioneer, Macarthur “Genius” Award Winner, and founder of Sustainable South Bronx.
4/20: Special EARTHweeks Webinar- Author Bill McKibben, and Nike CSR Director Sara Severn, on “Why We Fight.” This will be our first webinar, so watch for details on how to participate.
In the latest climate new, the White House appears likely to oppose attempts to weaken EPA’s regulatory authority. There are a number of exciting climate engagement opportunities for students coming up:
PowerShift April 15-18. Thousands of students are headed to DC for a weekend of workshops, with stops at congressional and senate offices. If you can get there, don’t miss this one.
C2C: If you can’t go to Washington, and even if you can: we will help you set up a video dialog with your Senator or Congressperson. Here’s how it works: The Bard Center for Environmental Policy is sponsoring April and May web dialogues between campus and congress on energy, climate and jobs as part of our C2C/EARTHweeks project. All faculty need to do is let us know that they want to participate. We do the rest: invitation, scheduling, access to policy resources for your students, suggested questions. We even staff the DC end of the web dialogs, bringing a laptop to the office of your Senator or Congressperson at the appointed time. Get live updates on the event on Facebook and Twitter. More on this one in a separate e-mail later this week.
Chill-Out, the annual celebration of campus sustainability efforts brought to you by NWF is April 13th. The webcast will feature winners in six categories: students in action, campus actions, green jobs training, innovation and design, green sporting events, and high school actions. Click here to register.
Lots of ways to get involved.
Thanks for the work you are doing.
Director, Bard Center for Environmental Policy