For more details, see the full listing:http://www.meetup.com/nature-lovers/calendar/15190039/When
: Wednesday, October 27,[masked]:30 PMWhere
: GWU Law School Lerner hall
2000 H St NW
Washington, DC 20006
How can DC conserve energy, promote renewables, and cut coal?
If you attended the meetup organized by Lori to watch "Coal country" you know the damage caused by mountaintop coal mining and how West Virginians are organizing to get more clean energy projects going and reduce the pollution from the coal mining industry. While the coal industry says they are trying to protect jobs, the truth is that due to widespread mechanization there are less jobs now in the mining industry. Moreover, coal burning power plants are the biggest producer of carbon emissions in the world. While scientists may have disagreements about the extent of the problem and the probabilities most of them agree that global warming caused by industrial emissions need to be reduced in order to preserve our planet and life on earth as we know it. Please join the DC chapter of Sierra Club for an evening of presentations about what we in DC can do to increase renewable energy sources and reduce our dependence on coal and oil.
We will hang out after the meeting and go for coffee or something.
6:30-7: exhibitors,h'ors d'oeuvres , and networking.
7-8: presentations on how energy use in DC relates to the bigger picture of Mountain Top Coal Mining, and the Mirant Potomac River Coal Plant; the green collar economy; DC policies that support sustainable energy use, and what residents can do to decrease their carbon footprint.
8-8:30 more exhibitors, h'ors d'oeuvres, and networking. Exhibitors will include local energy companies that feature renewable energy credits, local solar and efficiency energy contractors, and non-profits engaged in energy efficiency and renewables. The public are invited. No charge for admission.
Sponsored by the DC Chapter of Sierra Club and the GWU Law School
You can always get in touch with me through the "Contact Organizer" link on Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/nature-lovers/suggestion/