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Clearwater's Climate Justice Summit- Dec. 10, 2011

Organization: Hudson Valley Smart Growth Alliance on behalf of Climate Justice Councils of Poughkeepsie, Kingston, Peekskill and Beacon

Title: Clearwater’s Climate Justice Summit: Finding Opportunity in the Climate Crisis


Catharine Street Community Center
69 Catharine Street
Poughkeepsie, New York
(ENTRANCE is on 152 Mansion Street)

Date/Time: Saturday, December 10, 2011 9:00 AM to 1:15 PM


9:00 – 9:15 AM            Registration and Networking


9:15 – 9:35 AM            Welcome
Jeff Rumpf, Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, Inc.
Keynote Speaker: Climate Justice as a Human Rights Movement
Arturo Garcia-Costa, NYSDEC Office of Environmental Justice


9:35 – 10:00 AM           Managing Waterfront Vulnerability for Flooding
Kristin Marcell, NYSDEC Hudson River Estuary Program
10:00 – 11:00 AM         Climate Justice Council Panel
Panelists from the Kingston, Poughkeepsie, Beacon, and Peekskill Climate Justice Councils will showcase projects that can reduce the impacts of climate change and prepare for or adapt to those which cannot be mitigated.  This information is relevant to all Hudson River Cities, including Catskill, Hudson, Newburgh, Haverstraw, Ossining, Yonkers and beyond.
11:00 – 11:15 AM            BREAK with Healthy snacks


11:15 – 12:30 PM          Green Jobs as a Regional Economic Tool:
Local Green Jobs Success Panel
  • Mario Johnson, Nubian Directions
  • Shabazz Jackson, Greenway Environmental Systems
  • Rudy Scott, Energy Management Solutions
  • Marla Meredith, Beacon Community Garden & Marla’s Kale Kitchen
  • Jonathan Miles, People’s Bicycle
  • TSEC representative
12:30 – 1:15PM              Showcase of Possibilities
Networking/Tabling with Healthy snacks

Registration Information

The event is free, however pre-registration is strongly encouraged
Click to Register or email Karla Raimundi at Karla Raimundi or call her at 845-265-8080 x 7159
Free shuttle service to and from Poughkeepsie Train Station
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