Climate Solutions Week Returns October 17-24 | Chronogram Magazine

Climate Solutions Week Returns October 17-24

6 Events to Help You Close the Gap Between Concern and Action

Climate Solutions Week Hudson Valley, October 17–24, offers dozens of events throughout the region to inspire and energize you. Over 60 percent of Americans say they are either concerned or alarmed about climate change. This campaign is to close the gap between concern and action.

Info Session on Worldwide Teach-In on Climate and Justice

October 17, 7–8pm. Learn how you can help engage a million college, university, and K-12 students—as well as community members and faith organizations—in a worldwide focus on climate solutions and climate justice set for March 30, 2022. The Worldwide Teach-In is a project of the Graduate Programs in Sustainability at Bard College, in conjunction with global partners and the Open Society University Network. 

Clearwater Presents: Climate Solutions and You(th)

October 18, 8–9:30pm. Join Clearwater and a panel of climate experts from all over the Hudson Valley to learn about how young people can be a part of the solution. This virtual webinar will focus specifically on how youth can engage with climate solutions through activism, education, career choices, and more. It’s never too early to make your voice heard in the fight for a more equitable and sustainable future.

Energy Smart Homes Community Session Webinar

October 19, 7–8pm. Discover customized clean heating and cooling solutions for your home, understand how energy efficiency can save you money and energy, plus learn about financial incentives and rebates offered by NYSERDA and Con Ed. Join Sustainable Westchester to meet the contractors and hear from your neighbors. 

Regional Symposium on Climate Solutions

October 20, 4–6:30pm. Locust Grove Estate, 2683 South Road, Poughkeepsie. Detailed briefing on the policies, programs, and funding behind New York’s Climate Act, and the Hudson Valley Regional Climate Action Strategy developed by Sustainable Hudson Valley and partners. The latest on big solar, electric vehicles, transit, green jobs, and investment in our communities. Featuring Maureen Leddy (Director, NYS Office of Climate Change), Sameer Ranade (Climate Justice Advocate, NYSERDA), Andrew Revkin (Columbia Earth Institute), Melissa Everett (Sustainable Hudson Valley), Rev. Gregory Simpson (HV Environmental Justice Coalition), Cynthia Nikitin (Sustainable Hudson Valley), and others.

Your Renewable Energy Plan in 10 Steps

October 20, 7–8pm. Webinar with the Marbletown Environmental Conservation Commission’s energy coaching team, via Zoom. Wherever you live, these folks can help you get moving toward 100-percent renewable energy at home or work.

Concert for Climate Solutions

October 24, 5–7pm. Towne Crier Cafe, 379 Main Street, Beacon. $20 in advance, $25 at the door, $75 sponsor tickets benefit Sustainable Hudson Valley’s climate action. Featuring fiddler Bruce Molsky, singer-songwriter Scott Cook, and dance troupe Vanaver Caravan.