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Bard Center for Environmental Policy presents

National Climate Seminar: The State of the Climate Movement

Jay Carmona, US Divestment Campaign Manager, and Duncan Meisel, Digital Campaigns Director,

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

[National Climate Seminar: The State of the Climate Movement]

Jay Carmona is the National Divestment Campaign Manager for The fossil fuel Divestment campaign is one of the top environmental campaigns in the country. Divestment has been covered by virtually every major national news outlet. In 18 months, grassroots divestment campaigns have Committed dozens of Universities, Cities and Foundations to divest billions of dollars from fossil fuels, and there are currently divestment bills being considered in several states. As Campaign Manager, Jay is responsible for coordinating day-to-day strategic support of this large and high-impact campaign, working directly with grassroots campaigners across the US and beyond to coordinate, coach and support their work.

Duncan Meisel is the Digital Campaigns Director for, an international campaign against climate change, working on the campaign to stop the Keystone XL pipeline and other tar sands projects. Prior to that he was an online organizer for the Tar Sands Action, as well as a smattering of other progressive causes. He lives in Brooklyn with his bike and pile of books. Follow him on twitter @duncanwrites.

For more information, call 845-758-7071, or e-mail

Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm