DCEN Climate Update
At our last DCEN networking opportunity, over 80 participants listened to Kara Reeve of the National Wildlife Federation outline both what the environmental community had called for AND what actually ended up in Mayor Gray’s Sustainable DC plan. Even with the plans targets and goals there are many actions, ongoing and not yet identified, that need to be taken in the next decade to reduce carbon emissions in the District and do our part to save our planet.
On May 2nd at Noon, at the offices of the DC Environmental Network, 1100 15th Street NW, 11th Floor, join other leaders and activists for an important update on campaigns and programs that need our attention now.
Participants will receive updates on:
- Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) – Representatives of the Center for Biological Diversity will present on successful efforts, in coordination with DCEN, to convince the District of Columbia Council to pass a resolution urging President Obama and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA), to use the Clean Air Act to reduce carbon emissions in the District and throughout the land.
- Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN) – Representatives of CCAN will talk about a major loophole in the District’s Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) that should be closed immediately that treats dirty energy like clean energy and allow the burning of a tarry waste byproduct called “black liquor” and other wood waste to create energy (and dirty carbon emissions).
- National Academy of Sciences Koshland Science Museum (invited) – A representative of the Koshland Science Museum will update the environmental community on the District’s participation in the Climate & Urban Systems Partnership (CUSP) to develop and implement a network of climate-education focused organizations to deliver a multi-platform, targeted, coordinated program of climate change education programs that will have a significant impact on urban populations’ understanding of and engagement with climate change.
We are also hoping that participants can update everyone on numerous other climate focused efforts including a campaign to stop burning coal at the Congressional Power Plant; efforts to convince the DC Council to pass legislation to make solar power available to more District residents; and a campaign by the Grid 2.0 coalition to do the planning necessary to have clean and reliable energy in the District and region and avoid all the problems experienced during the Derecho weather events.
All are welcome. RSVP Below!
Event LocationOffices of DCEN/Global Green USA
1100 15th Street NW Suite 700
Washington, DC 20005
Near Farragut North & McPherson Square Metro Stops!
The registration deadline for this event has passed.