Research shows that people are best able to deal with the climate crisis, and take action, when they are invited into a conversation about the local implications of a changing climate, from extreme weather to food security; when the call to action is based on values (not narrow self-interest or the illusion of convenience); and when they are part of a group conversation which helps bring home the reality to participants and allows them to make and witness commitments to action. Across the spectrum of issues and opportunities, we engage communities in “wake-up conversations” to establish a climate action pathway that plays to each community’s strengths and promotes visible transformation.
Solar Summer is an extravaganza of education and inspiration brought to you by Sustainable Hudson Valley in partnership with Catskill Mountainkeeper and many others.
We are educating citizens on what it takes to go solar in New York today.
Find out more with the following resources:
We are educating local leaders about how to make communities solar friendly - from zoning to financing — with a free workshop July 15 on Creating Solar-Friendly Communities.
Your support is what will keep it going!
Support us with $100 or more and you’ll receive a free copy of Renewable Energies for Your Home by Russell Gehrke or Solar Power for Your Home by David Findley (McGraw-Hill Green Guru Guides)
Kingston is a leading member of New York’s Climate Smart Communities program, with commitments in 2014 to reduce energy waste, develop a renewable energy strategy, improve the energy performance of city buildings and get the community involved. The World Café is an inventive, empowering approach to “creating the future through conversations that matter.” Join the Cool City Café on Facebook
July 16, 2014
6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Kirkland Hotel, Corner of Main and Fair Streets, Kingston, NY
Refreshments and art supplies will be provided.
$5 suggested donation