Calendar

Jan
18
Thu
Agricultural Solar Electric Investment Analysis Webinar
Jan 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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Jan
20
Sat
Sierra Club Chapter Meeting to Review 2018 Legislative Bills @ UNO Criss Library, Room 119
Jan 20 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Nebraska Sierra Club Chapter members are welcome to attend this important meeting where the primary business will be to review 2018 legislative bills, both carryover from 2017 and newly introduced, that might have an impact on Nebraska’s environment. We will discuss the merits of each bill and set priorities for support and opposition.

A conference phone line will be available for those who can’t participate onsite. Contact Clyde Anderson for details:
ClydeLAnderson@cox.net

Click here for a map of UNO parking. The library is west of the Durham Clock Tower, #9 on the map. Parking is no problem on Saturdays.

Jan
21
Sun
Green Bellevue’s Planning Kickoff of the 2018 Sarpy County Earth Day Celebration & Expo @ Nebraska Medicine-Bellevue, Lower Level Conference Room A
Jan 21 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Save the date for the 9th annual Sarpy County Earth Day Celebration & Expo coming up on Sunday, April 29, 2018, from noon to 4pm at the Bellevue Public Schools Lied Activity Center.  All organizations and businesses promoting environmentally sustainable practices are encouraged to attend.

Registration will be opening in January, and Green Bellevue will be sending special invitations with a link to sign up. With ample indoor and outdoor space, this is a fantastic opportunity to promote your mission and services to a larger audience.

If you would like to take part in creating the event, please join Green Bellevue on Sunday, January 21 from 1:30-3pm at Nebraska Medicine-Bellevue, Lower Level Conference Room A.

If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities, please contact Ruth Richter at ruthr@greenbellevue.org.

Jan
22
Mon
Holdrege Workshop Sponsored by Common Ground: “Is Solar Right for You?” @ Phelps County Extension Office
Jan 22 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

A Workshop Presented by F. John Hay
Extension Educator – Renewable Energy

The workshop is open to the public and sponsored by Common Ground, a Nebraska Conservation Education Fund AmeriCorps program.

For more information contact Diane Beachly dianebeachly@nlcvef.org or Zoe Vallas zoevallas@nlcvef.org.

Hastings Workshop Sponsored by Common Ground: “Is Solar Right for You?” @ Adams County Fairgrounds
Jan 22 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

A Workshop Presented by F. John Hay
Extension Educator – Renewable Energy

The workshop is open to the public and sponsored by Common Ground, a Nebraska Conservation Education Fund AmeriCorps program.

For more information contact Diane Beachly dianebeachly@nlcvef.org or Zoe Vallas zoevallas@nlcvef.org.

Jan
25
Thu
CESA Webinar: Follow-Up Discussion: Using Federal Low-Income Energy Assistance Programs for Solar
Jan 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

This interactive webinar discussion is a follow-up to two earlier webinars:

Guest speakers from both webinars will participate in this follow-up discussion. Participants will be invited to respond to the earlier webinars, share their ideas and experiences, and ask questions.

This webinar is open to state and municipal officials only.

Participants are strongly encouraged to either have attended the earlier webinars or watched the webinar recording before attending this follow-up discussion.

Host: Nate Hausman, Project Director, Clean Energy States Alliance

This webinar is presented by CESA as part of the Sustainable Solar Education Project.

REGISTER HERE.

See More CESA Webinars Here

 

Sierra Club’s January Program – Legislative Update: Environmental Issues in the 2018 Unicameral @ First United Methodist Church - Enter North Door
Jan 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Presented by Jim Cavanaugh, Nebraska Sierra Club Issues Advocate and Legal Counsel, and David Corbin, Nebraska Sierra Club Chapter Chair

Come hear about the current environmental issues facing our state, and what kinds of legislation we can expect from our NE Legislators in the 2018 session. Bills will have been introduced, and we’ll learn which bills the Sierra Club is actively supporting and will be testifying on, and which bills we need to oppose.

Sierra Club programs are free and open to the public. Refreshments provided. Bring a friend! Enter north door education wing.

For more information about tne Nebraska Sierra Club, visit: www.sierraclub.org/nebraska

Union of Concerned Scientists & Other Experts Present Live Webcast: Holding Fossil Fuel Companies Liable for Climate Change Harms
Jan 25 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

 

The Union of Concerned Scientists and the Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at UCLA School of Law invite you to a timely and stimulating conversation exploring whether and how the fossil fuel industry can be held liable for the harms climate change is inflicting on communities.  

Keynote Address by Bill McKibben, author and environmentalist, founder of 350.org, and Schumann Distinguished Scholar in Environmental Studies at Middlebury College, Vermont. 

Panelists:

  • Peter Frumhoff, director of science and policy, Union of Concerned Scientists
  • Ann Carlson, Shirley Shapiro professor of environmental law, and inaugural faculty director of the Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, UCLA School of Law
  • Honorable Serge Dedina, mayor of Imperial Beach, California, and executive director of the nonprofit organization Wildcoast
  • Gladys Limon, Executive Director of the California Environmental Justice Alliance
  • Alex Hall, professor in the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences and director of the Center for Climate Change Solutions at the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability

Ken Kimmell, President of the Union of Concerned Scientists, will provide closing remarks.

The fossil fuel industry is responsible for decades of climate science disinformation and attempts to obstruct climate action. A recent scientific paper in Climatic Change for the first time quantifies the outsized role that carbon pollution traced to these companies has played in exacerbating climate impacts, including rising sea levels and higher global temperatures, which in turn intensify extreme weather events such as hurricanes and wildfires.

In the face of the current climate change policy void at the federal level, legal experts are seriously exploring whether and how fossil fuel companies can be held liable for the harms climate change is inflicting on communities around the country. A handful of recent lawsuits filed by cities and counties in California have put this issue front and center, and New York City also filed suit for climate damages on January 10. But the fossil fuel industry is fighting back – ExxonMobil is now threatening to countersue in California and has begun legal maneuvers that may be time-consuming and costly for the cities and counties.

Featuring scientific and legal experts, as well as perspectives from affected communities, the panel will address how companies involved in the extraction, production, and marketing of fossil fuels can be held to account for the ever-mounting costs of climate harms and reparation. Learn more about the legal arguments at play in California and foreshadowing legal action elsewhere.

The event will be webcast live from the Fowler Museum at UCLA.

REGISTER HERE.

Jan
30
Tue
Grand Island Workshop Sponsored by Common Ground: “Is Solar Right for You?” @ Home Federal Bank
Jan 30 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

A Workshop Presented by F. John Hay
Extension Educator – Renewable Energy

The workshop is open to the public and sponsored by Common Ground, a Nebraska Conservation Education Fund AmeriCorps program. Please park in the south lot.

For more information contact Diane Beachly dianebeachly@nlcvef.org or Zoe Vallas zoevallas@nlcvef.org.

 

Kearney Workshop Sponsored by Common Ground: “Is Solar Right for You?” @ Kearney Public Library
Jan 30 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

A Workshop Presented by F. John Hay
Extension Educator – Renewable Energy

The workshop is open to the public and sponsored by Common Ground, a Nebraska Conservation Education Fund AmeriCorps program.

For more information contact Diane Beachly dianebeachly@nlcvef.org or Zoe Vallas zoevallas@nlcvef.org.