Thursday, January 20, 2011

Join Congregation Beth Elohim For Their Second Annual Climate Awareness Day

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Congregation Beth Elohim is hosting its second Climate Awareness Day. All are welcome, all should attend and learn about how climate changes will affect us and our communities..
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Please join Parents for Climate Protection (www.climateactivism.org) and the Congregation Beth Elohim for our 2nd Annual Climate Awareness Day on Sunday January 23, 2011. We have planned exciting activities for both grown-ups and children on this afternoon of action, activism, and outreach.

The featured speaker will be Liz Butler, campaign director of 1Sky (http://www.1sky.org), the largest collaborative climate and energy campaign in the United States. Ms. Butler has more than 17 years of experience of organizing for environmental issues, with a focus on both market and legislative campaigns. She was a co-founder of ForestEthics, and was directly responsible for the protection of over 50 million acres of forests in the U.S., Canada, and Chile.

Ms. Butler’s address will be followed by an audience Q & A and a letter-writing session directed at local and national politicians urging them to take action on climate change legislation. There will also four breakout sessions that focus on topics including environmental policy at the state and local level, the impact of climate change on food production, green values and ethics, and new developments in building and transportation efficiency.

There will also be special activities for children of all ages.
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