Past Meetup

Climate Change Committee

This Meetup is past

7 people went



· 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.



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.


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


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: or (949) 493-4647

“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!