Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Rochester People's Climate Coalition moves ahead

Posted By on Tue, Feb 3, 2015 at 10:23 AM

Climate activism and action appear to be ramping up in the Rochester area, which is a very good thing. The City of Rochester is putting together a comprehensive plan to reduce its impact on climate change, governments and local businesses are leading by example on renewable energy, and new advocacy and activism groups are forming.

One of those groups is Mothers Out Front, which City recently profiled. Another is the Rochester People's Climate Coalition; the group organized a local delegation to go the People's Climate March in New York City in September. But the coalition, which includes more than 30 organizations, plans to continue on. And this week it's holding its inaugural meeting.

The meeting will serve as an informational session of sorts. The coalition's leadership team will talk about what it means for an organization to be a coalition member, and how organizations can get involved in meaningful ways. 

The meeting will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday, February 5, at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 2000 Highland Avenue. It is open to the public, but organizers ask anyone planning to attend to RSVP by e-mailing rocpcc@gmail.com.

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