'The Latest Climate News—And What We Can Do About It' on agenda for annual meeting
“The Latest Climate News—And What We Can Do About It” will be on the agenda for the Ecology Center’s annual meeting on May 23.
The meeting will feature presentations by Ecology Center staff members Monica Patel and Kathryn Savoie and board member Frank Parkinson -- all trained as Climate Leaders by the Climate Reality Project -- about the most recent news and findings about the climate crisis, with a call to action for people in Washtenaw County.
The Climate Reality Project, which was founded by former Vice President Al Gore, “is dedicated to unleashing a global cultural movement demanding action on the climate crisis,” according to its website. As part of their work, “the Climate Reality Project employs cutting-edge communications and grassroots engagement tools to break the dam of inaction and raise the profile of the climate crisis to its proper state of urgency.”
Addressing energy and climate issues have been long-standing initiatives of the Ecology Center, including local efforts to raise awareness and help individuals take action, as well as advocating for more enlightened policies at the state and federal levels, according to Ecology Center director Michael Garfield.
In addition to the presentations, the meeting will include reports on Ecology Center programs, election of board members, and tours of the Ecology Center's LEED-quality offices in downtown Ann Arbor, 339 E. Liberty St., Ste. 300. The meeting will begin with a reception at 5:30 p.m., with the business meeting and presentations starting at 6:30 p.m.
“The Ecology Center’s annual meeting has long been one of our most important events, an opportunity to meet our supporters and celebrate our accomplishments over the past year,” Garfield said. “We’re hoping to see long-time friends and new supporters as well on May 23.”
EcoLink — April 2013 Ecolink An online publication of the Ecology Center