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March Madness Environmental Events Continue



1)The LAST online March Madness meeting occurs tonight – it is all about WATER – Please join us to learn about NYS’s new wetland law modifications, how zoning overlay districts can help municipalities protect their water, and the Rights of Nature/Hudson River!


2)We host an in-person, all-day conference on Friday at SUNY Newburgh.

March 31, 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. Climate Action Conference: Acceleration Through Coordination. Rollout of Regional Climate Action Road Map and Tool Kit. Developed by Sustainable Hudson Valley with support from the Hudson Valley Regional Council and inputs from over 90 experts and advocates, this analysis shows what we have to do to meet New York’s climate goals (and Mother Nature’s). At SUNY Orange, Kaplan Hall, Grand Street, Newburgh, NY. See the attached to register.

We are close to maximum capacity for Kaplan Hall for Friday’s conference so we have opened up a Zoom option. Visit to register www.SustainHV.org

Please forward/share/post the attached. All welcome!

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Whale Tales and Whale Facts

Join Educational Forum on Whale Protection

April 4, 12-1 p.m.

Learn from experts about threats to whales off the New York coast and what we can do to protect these endangered species.

In the Whale Tales and Whale Facts webinar, experts from the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), the Atlantic Marine Conservation Society, and New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) will explain threats to whales off the New York and New Jersey coastlines and explore what the offshore wind industry is doing to protect these marine mammals. Whale strandings and whale deaths have been increasing off the American coastline since 2016. These endangered species are under threat from several sources, including ship strikes, fishing gear, plastic pollution, and climate change. Unfortunately, misinformation about whale deaths and an association with offshore wind development has led to concerns about transitioning from fossil fuels to renewable energy. These local wind projects are crucial to combat climate change, which is not only a threat to whales but a threat to marine mammals, fisheries, and our communities.

Presentations will be followed by a Q&A. The webinar is open to the public.

The Whale Tales and Whale Facts webinar is jointly hosted by NYOWA, Citizens Campaign for the Environment, and the New York League of Conservation Voters.

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Reminder! Register for NYCP's Clean Green Schools Teach-in Tomorrow, 3/30 at 6PM!

There is still time to register for our next virtual Teach-In tomorrow, Thursday, March 30 at 6:00PM! Join us to hear from: Manuela Zamora, Executive Director of New York Sun Works Emma Hines, Senior Associate Carbon Free Buildings at RMI Diana Michaelson, Senior at Long Beach Polytechnic High School Hannah Morgan, Senior Project Manager on the Efficiency Planning and Engineering Team at NYSERDA We are so excited to feature a variety of speakers talking about topics including hydroponic farming in classrooms, transitioning schools to all-electric heat pumps, advocating for schools to commit to net zero emissions, and state investments that make schools healthier and more productive learning environments. This webinar is open to parents, teachers, students, and anyone interested in learning more about implementing climate programs in schools! Join Us NYCP Presents Green Jobs Information to High School Students Last week, NYCP's Program Manager, Melissa Iachetta, and Education and Careers Coordinator, Cal Trumann, spoke to students about clean energy careers at Schenectady High School. Our presentation, Working for Change, delves into the Climate Act and the need for a rapid scale-up of the clean energy workforce, explores potential careers and their pathways, and provides other youth-centered programs and resources. If you are interested in having NYCP present at your school, club, youth summit, etc, please contact us at info@nyforcleanpower.org. You can also find a variety of climate education resources for students of all ages on our website using the link below. Explore Our Youth Webpage It's Not Too Late to Participate in RHN's 10 Days of Action and Register for the 4/13 Power Hour Renewable Heat Now has been pushing for the NY HEAT Act and the All-Electric Building Act to be included in the state budget with our An Action A Day Keeps Fossil Fuels at Bay campaign. Each day has featured a different advocacy action you can take and it is not too late to participate. Use the link below to see all the previous actions and help fight against the fossil fuel industry by getting these important bills passed!

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