LICSN: Calendar and News Update 3/9/09

CALENDAR

Thursday, March 12, 2009, from 1:00-2:30 pm Energy Efficiency Stimulus Funding Technical Assistance.  Online Presentation.  Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, state and local governments will receive substantial funding to implement energy efficiency initiatives in their jurisdictions. Join the U.S. EPA’s ENERGY STAR team for this practical session that will provide you with the knowledge you need to leverage ENERGY STAR resources. To register, visit – https://energystar.webex.com/energystar.

March 26.  5:30 PM.  Green Drinks Huntington’s green networking meets at Huntington ‘s Black and Blue Restaurant. $5 suggested donation, extended half price drink happy hour till 8 PM and a complementary buffet.  http://www.greendrinksli.org/

Friday, March 27th – Sunday, March 29th, 2009.  1st New York Women’s Conference for Sustainability – Mobilizing for climate stability one conversation at a time.  Keynote addresses from grassroots environmental leaders will be interspersed with a weekend-long series of participatory World Café and self-initiated Open Spaces events. Attendees will actively engage in conversations and self generated initiatives, learning and developing tools for personal and shared solutions, action plans, and post conversation networking. http://www.sowise.org/conference_overview.html

April 1. 7:30 pm.  Pisces Restaurant, Babylon .  Presentation by Scott Carlin.  “Global Warming: How Immediate is the Crisis?”  Global Warming is not just a crisis of ecology, it effects our economy and our ability to produce energy. An economy run by corporations is failing us. Corporations are legally required to place the interests of shareholders ahead of planetary health.  We need a broader model of democracy which would allow us to quickly and fairly dial down our consumption while focusing on fulfilling basic human needs.  Sponsored by the Babylon Greens.

Thursday, April 16th, at 8pm, PeaceSmiths, Inc.  “How-To Save The Earth in Two Minutes” This is a participatory event. Audience members are invited to share their two minutes worth of ideas, solutions, or artwork on the topic. The event will be held at the First United Methodist Church of Amityville on 25 Broadway/rt110 (Southmost end near Merrick Rd/Montauk hwy). There is a $6 suggested donation, “less if necessary, more if possible.”  (631) 798-0778.  www.peacesmiths.org

April 22, 2009. G.A.I.N. (Green And Involved Now) and The Rogers Memorial Library ( Southampton Village ) are planning a bus trip to New York to the Museum of Natural History to see the climate crisis exhibit on Earth Day.  Information to follow in the Library’s Spring Newsletter.


NEWS STORIES

New York will face higher temperatures and more rapidly rising sea levels, as well as more frequent and intense extreme weather events – like heat waves, heavy rainstorms, and coastal flooding – over the course of the century as a result of global warming, according to a new report released Tuesday by Mayor Michael Bloomberg.  http://www.nyc. gov/html/ om/pdf/2009/ NPCC_CRI. pdf

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