Clearwater to Host Climate Justice Summit in Poughkeepsie

Finding Opportunity in the Climate Crisis

Clearwater will host a Climate Justice Summit and networking opportunity on December 10 from 9:00 AM- 1:15 PM at the Catharine Street Community Center, 69 Catharine Street, in Poughkeepsie, NY (entrance on 152 Mansion Street). The summit will provide the community with inspiring examples of potential careers, especially green jobs, which effectively address the dual challenges of climate justice and difficult economic times. The program will showcase eight projects in climate change mitigation and adaptation developed by Climate Justice Councils in Poughkeepsie, Kingston, Peekskill, and Beacon.

The public is invited to this informative summit with community members, local stakeholders, and municipal leaders for a discussion of topics such as energy, water and green infrastructure practices, watershed protection, flood prevention and mitigation, alternative transportation methods, emergency preparedness, and Green Jobs.

The conference is held as part of Clearwater’s work in implementing an EPA Environmental Justice Small Grant to advance Climate Justice in four Hudson Valley cities by increasing community awareness of environmental, public health, and climate change issues in Beacon, Kingston, Poughkeepsie, and Peekskill. These communities have been identified by the NY State DEC Office of Environmental Justice as communities with potential Environmental Justice areas.

Co-sponsored by Hudson River Sloop Clearwater and Catharine Street Community Center of Poughkeepsie.

Simultaneous Spanish-language translation will be provided — Traducción al español disponible. Free shuttle service to and from the Poughkeepsie train station will be available.

The public can visit http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ClimateJustice to register online, or contact Karla Raimundi at 845 265-8080, or Karla@Clearwater.org for more information.

 

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