“We’re not waiting for Washington” is the tagline of the film Paris to Pittsburgh which looks at the growing responses of cities and states to climate change across the United States. Regardless of the current political troubles in Washington, we’re not waiting either at Saw Mill River Audubon.
This fall, we are offering two different important climate change events, in partnership with six other area Audubon chapters, the Federated Conservationists of Westchester County and other partners. Our thanks especially to SMRA Vice President Tom Ruth for coordinating our 2019 climate change outreach and to Audubon New York for grant support.
Climate change can seem too complex and overwhelming, leaving us feeling powerless and discouraged. But we’re not powerless and we’re not discouraged.
Here are two antidotes we are offering this fall. First is a free screening of Paris to Pittsburgh, Wednesday, September 25, 6:30 pm for a reception and 7:00 pm film start, held at the Chappaqua Performing Arts Center. Come get encouraged and inspired by how people like us are taking action to combat climate change. We thank the Town of New Castle for providing this wonderful venue and Films on Purpose for co-sponsoring and arranging a brief panel discussion after the film about what’s being done locally.
Second is a “Climate Change Boot Camp,” the morning of Saturday, October 26 at the Westchester County Center. Get up to speed about what climate change effects to expect here in the lower Hudson Valley and hear more about state, county, and local actions to prepare for climate change and help mitigate it. Event support from Audubon New York. Venue provided with assistance from the Westchester County Executive’s Office for Energy Conservation and Sustainability.
Click the event images above for more details and registration for either event. Come join us for these climate change events this fall to get climate smart and find out how you can take action with us to make a difference.
Valerie Lyle, President
Saw Mill River Audubon
See also Audubon New York’s response below
on recent New York State climate change legislation: