LI Climate Solutions Network: Regional Calendar of Events

Upcoming Calendar

Monday September 8 – 7:30 pm Long Island Climate Action Presentation. Location: East Northport Public Library, 185 Larkfield Road , East Northport , NY 11731 Reducing Your Carbon Footprint Monday,
Your “carbon footprint” is the direct affect your actions and lifestyle have on the environment in terms of carbon dioxide emissions. Dave Edelstein, an educator from Long Island Climate Action Network, will show you how you can save energy, time, money, and the planet by losing 5,000 pounds or more off your carbon footprint. Learn how you can be part of the solution to the global warming threat. No registration required.

Tuesday September 9 – Public Hearing on Southampton Town’s Energy Star Home and pool Energy Code.

September 10th. 7pm. Wind Power Seminar At Southold Town Hall . The seminar, hosted by Wind Design Engineer Roy Rakobitsch, will discuss the growing popularity of wind energy worldwide, along with information about how wind turbines work, the difference between VAWTs and HAWTs, how to change batteries or take advantage of net metering, small commercial and ‘homebrew’ designs, along with some history and science behind wind energy. With rising gas prices and the ability to produce clean and renewable energy in all weather conditions and times of day or night, wind power is quickly gaining increased international attention. More information is available by calling 516-510-7873. Southold Town Hall is located at 53095 Route 25, Southold.

Wed. September 10 – at 7 PM entitled “The Light Bulb Conundrum”. Southampton Town . Rogers Memorial Library. Presentation on Light Bulbs, efficiency and personal comfort.

September 22 at 7 pm. Get your Home Ready for Winter. Duke Lecture Hall. Stony Brook Southampton Campus. Program of LI Green

Saturday September 27 (raindate 9/28). Long Island Naturally, Starflower’s annual environmental fair will be at Manor Farm in Huntington . We’ll have a huge Community Yard Sale, informational tables, solar-powered music and activities. Go Solar will be bringing the Sun Shack! For updates, keep checking

Oct 2 – 7pm. Get your Home Ready for Winter. Cornell Coop erative Extension. Yaphank Farm. Program of LI Green

October 4 – 10 am. National Solar & Green Buildings Tour

Monday October 6, 7 PM. Energy Efficiency – What You Need To Get Your Home Ready For Winter The next heating season will be here sooner than you think. Learn the steps that will ensure that you can afford to keep your family warm. Riverhead Public Library. Program of LI Green

Oct 15 – 6:30 pm Get your Home Ready for Winter. Franklin Square Library. Program of LI Green

News Stories

Equador Voters to Decide if Nature Has Inalienable Rights. Editorial, LATimes, September 2, 2008. “This month, Ecuador will hold the world’s first constitutional referendum in which voters will decide, among many other reforms, whether to endow nature with certain unalienable rights. Not only would the new constitution give nature the right to ‘exist, persist, maintain and regenerate its vital cycles, structure, functions and its processes in evolution,’ but if it is approved, communities, elected officials and even individuals would have legal standing to defend the rights of nature. It sounds like a stunt by the San Francisco City Council. But Ecuador is engaged in nothing less than an effort to redefine the relationship between human beings and the natural world. And as crazy as it may seem, the movement to give nature legal rights didn’t start in Ecuador ‘s Amazon forest or its Galapagos Islands — it started years ago in the U.S. , in cities and towns seeking to fight off coal mines, incinerators and factory farms. Aided by the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund in Pennsylvania , about a dozen municipalities have abandoned the old-fashioned way of halting development — through the appeals process — and are placing outright bans on environmentally disruptive activities.”

Sept 2008 – The Road to Extinction

For the First Time in Human History, the North Pole Can Be Circumnavigated.

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