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Climate Change Committee

  • January 15 · 3:00 PM
  • REI

AGENDA

·  Intros +why we are here.

·  Jerry Willenbring will present on impact of residential solar power on climate and the economy. Not a sales pitch.  Short Q&A.

·  UPDATES:

·  PLASTICS IN WATERWAYS [Bob]

Building support for Upper Newport Bay Water Wheel project proposal.

o  Gathering OC Supervisor support – presentation efforts [Sharon]

o  Alerting the OC Register – Lauren Williams new on staff. [Steve]

o  City of NB is moving forward to hire a consultant to prepare CEQA documents.

o  Newport Bay Conservancy and OC Coastkeeper have indicated support.

o  Discuss next steps.

·  EDUCATING ON PLASTICS [Steve]

Working to share with the public the film BAG IT: Is Your Life Too Plastic?  

§  OC Coastkeeper will co-sponsor a public showing of the film as a perfect match for their trash program outreach. Suvan is coordinating a 2017 showing with them. Possibly March.

§   Local Library contacts – outline progress

·  Hoiyin - Dana Point, Laguna Niguel, Lake Forest, Rancho Santa Margarita, Irvine. 

·  Chuck – San Juan Capistrano

·  Jay – Tustin

·  Denise – Buena Park

o  Discuss details and timetable 2017

·  EDUCATING ON CLIMATE [Steve]

The new political reality means a change in approach and language.

o  Shall we revive the Solar Powered Building decals and awards? Assessment.

o  New Opportunities:

§  Conservation Workshop

§  Rapid Response Teams

§  Local Tabling Events

§  Eco-Rhymes for kids

Reminder:  ENVIRONMENTAL SATURDAY, Movie Screening: Saturday, January 14, 2017, 3:00 p.m. to 5 p.m.

@ Joanna’s Environmental Library - Space is limited, so please RSVP to: [masked] or (949)[masked]

“KILLING THE COLORADO” a glimpse into the serious manmade water shortage that threatens the very existence of the American West. Did we engineer our way into this crisis? Can we engineer our way out?

·  Book recommendations welcome!

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  • Denise

    Nice presentation and talk!

    January 15

  • Gina F.

    Can I bring my two young daughters to this? As long as they're not disruptive...

    January 12

    • Denise

      Hi Gina, It would not be advisable to do so since it is an adult meetup group. We would love to have you attend sometime though in the future if you can make it.

      January 13

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