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"THE GREEN NEW DEAL: Pathway to Ecological Sustainability?" - EMC-sponsored event March 12

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"THE GREEN NEW DEAL: Pathway to Ecological Sustainability?" - EMC-sponsored event March 12

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

This information provided by the Tompkins County Environmental Management Council.

THE GREEN NEW DEAL: Pathway to Ecological Sustainability?
     Distributing Our Resources More Equitably While Preserving the Earth’s Biocapacity for Future
     Generations


Please join the Environmental Management Council (EMC) for our semi-annual update, presentations by local contributors, and a reception on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, 5:00 p.m., in the Tompkins County Public Library Borg Warner Room.  The free public program will take place 5:00-6:30 pm, followed by light refreshments and mingling until 7:00 pm.  

After brief updates on the activities of EMC Committees, the main program will include the following:

Introduction

Overview of the Main Carbon/Climate Action Green New Deal Proposals Developed by Governor Cuomo and Congressional Representatives -- Guillermo Metz, Energy Team Leader at CCE of Tompkins County

Panel Discussion

Michael Hoffmann
Executive Director of the Cornell Institute for Climate Smart Solutions and Co-chair of the President’s Sustainable Campus Committee at Cornell, which fosters climate change literacy across the campus.

David Kay
Senior Extension Associate with the Community and Regional Development Institute with a background in New York State’s “Smart Growth Policies.”

Francis Vanek
Senior Lecturer and Research Associate in Cornell's School of Civil and Environmental Engineering and
Adviser to the Engineers for a Sustainable World Program.

Question and Answers

Focusing on local priorities for establishing a more resilient community:

  • With 3 degrees of warming already baked into our atmosphere, should we begin to shift our attention from mitigation efforts and invest more in deep adaption strategies?
  • Does the Green New Deal anticipate technology fixes and an expanded economy to achieve our goals? How do we avoid overproduction, excess consumption, waste, and more pollution?
  • How do we achieve a sustainable prosperity to meet everyone’s needs without exceeding the Earth’s capacity to provide us all with adequate sustenance, shelter, and security?

Refreshments at 6:30 p.m.

 (Contact: Brian Eden, EMC Chair (607-272-8595)