to the Tompkins County Climate Protection Initiative
Energy Smart Policy Initiative: Anne Rhodes
Anne Rhodes, coordinator of the Smart Energy Policy Initiative, will provide an overview of the group’s work and provided TCCPI members with the opportunity for feedback on this work.
TCCPI Priorities for 2014: Peter Bardaglio
Southern Tier Wood Pellet Infrastructure: Elizabeth Keokosky and Guillermo Metz
Elizabeth Keokosky is a biomass advocate at Community Biomass Energy and Guillermo Metz is Green Building and Renewable Energy Program Coordinator at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County
Update on the City of Ithaca Draft Energy Action Plan: Carolyn Peterson
Carolyn Peterson is the former mayor of the City of Ithaca and has been serving as a volunteer to complete the city’s energy action plan.
Powershift 2013 in Pittsburgh: Reed Steberger
IPCC Report – Discussion
Get Your Green Back Tompkins – Karim Beers, Corrdinator
1) Benefit Package: benefits for local large employers to incentivize steps—e.g. discounted CSA shares, carpool, etc.
2) Reduce building operations costs
3) Support sector development
4) Support change makers
2030 Districts: Graham Gillespie and Andrew Gil, HOLT Architect
Climate Change in the News: Peter Bardaglio
EPA Local Government Advisory Committee: Carolyn Peterson
Update on the City of Ithaca Climate Action Plan: Carolyn Peterson
Rock the Plan: Jon McNamera
District 2030 Update: Peter Bardaglio
Zero Net Energy Tax Credit Bill: Barbara Lifton, Assembly District 12
Local Living Economies: Peter Bardaglio and Jan Rhodes Norman
Resilient Communities for America: Nick Goldsmith
Cleaner, Greener Southern Tier: Katie Borgella, Tompkins County Planning Dept.
Solarize Tompkins SE: Mark Wittmer, Project Director
Arctic Ice to Arabian Deserts: Chuck Greene
Chuck Greene is professor of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences at Cornell and is director of the university’s Ocean Resources and Ecosystems Program. He shared findings from his recent work on how Arctic ice loss amplified Superstorm Sandy and how the Sahara Forest Project is “greening the desert.”
Biomass and Geothermal Resources in Tompkins County: The Energy Roadmap
Jonathan Tsai and Nick Raasch, two interns with the Tompkins County Planning Dept., reviewed their findings on biomass and geothermal energy resources in Tompkins County and gathered feedback from the group.
Debrief on Climate Smart Climate Ready Conference and Youth Power Summit: All
Climate Change Communications: Lauren Chambliss
Lauren Chambliss is communications director for the Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future (ACSF). She oversees the Atkinson Center's communications and publicity programs, outreach, and events, building name recognition and broader awareness of Cornell's sustainability activities and contributions.
2030 District Discussion
Architecture 2030 and the Climate Crisis: Edward Mazria
Edward Mazria is the founder of Architecture 2030, an internationally recognized effort to transform the building sector in the face of the growing climate crisis. See http://architecture2030.org.
TCCPI Goals for 2013, Pt. II: Peter Bardaglio
Update on Climate Smart Climate Ready Conference: Gay Nicholson
Responsible Endowments Coalition: Dan Apfel, Executive Director
National Fossil Fuel Divestment Campaign: K.C. Alvey
TCCPI Youth Initiative: Reed Steberger
TCCPI Feedback and Goals for 2013
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