City of Rochester Joins Local Climate Coalition to Launch Earth Week 2016

PRESS CONFERENCE

City of Rochester Joins Local Climate Coalition to Launch Earth Week 2016

Rochester’s ‘Earth Week 2016: A Menu of Climate Actions to Suit Every Taste’RPCC Logo

focuses on the relationship between Food and Climate Change,

an important ingredient left out of the Paris Agreement.  

 

Monday, April 18, 2016, 10AM @ Rochester City Hall, 30 Church St, Rochester, NY 14614

 

The Rochester People’s Climate Coalition (RPCC) is excited to welcome its newest member, the City of Rochester’s Department of Environmental Services!  Together, representatives from the City and other RPCC member organizations will hold a press conference on Monday, April 18, to kick off RPCC’s celebration of Earth Week 2016. Speakers will include a City of Rochester official (yet to be determined) and RPCC spokesperson Linda Isaacson Fedele.

 

This year’s lineup of Earth Week events highlights the relationship between our food choices and climate change.  From April 16 to April 22, RPCC’s member organizations will offer “daily specials” to showcase a range of climate action opportunities– something for every taste.  Some will focus directly on how agriculture affects healthy soil and greenhouse gas emissions, while others will address alternative strategies for dealing with the climate crisis.

 

Mindful of the important Paris Agreement that global officials will sign on Earth Day, April 22, 2016, Rochester seeks to draw attention to this special occasion and to the omission of any provision to reduce agriculture’s impact on climate change from the final agreement.  RPCC’s calendar of Earth Week events provides participants with a variety of opportunities to get involved in climate change solutions — food-related, energy-related, and many more.

 

We invite you to join us in celebrating and protecting our planet during Earth Week 2016!  Visit http://www.rochesterclimateaction.org/our-work/earth-week-2016/ to see our complete calendar and event listings.

 

  • WHO: RPCC spokesperson, Linda Isaacson Fedele, and a City of Rochester official will speak briefly about the City’s role in the worldwide effort to address Climate Change.  Representatives of RPCC member organizations will be present to answer questions, too.
  • WHAT: Press Conference: The City of Rochester and 65+ Local Organizations Unite Under RPCC to Launch Earth Week Rochester 2016
  • WHEN: Monday, April 18, 2016, 10AM
  • WHERE: Rochester City Hall Atrium, 30 Church St, Rochester, NY 14614.
  • WHY: The City of Rochester is taking important steps to decrease carbon emissions and chart a path towards a renewable energy future.  Everyone is invited to learn and participate during ‘Earth Week 2016: A Menu of Climate Actions to Suit Every Taste.’  There’s something for everyone this Earth Week!

More: Rochester People’s Climate Coalition (RPCC) includes 67 local organizations actively mobilizing around climate change.  Website:  http://www.rochesterclimateaction.org/.

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Frank J. Regan – Please visit: http://RochesterEnvironment.com: Where you can get all the environmental news, events, documents, and services on the Internet for Rochester, New York. Also: http://www.facebook.com/RochesterEnvironment

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Adapting to and mitigating Climate Change in a way that sustains all life while striving to do so equitably is the defining issue of our time.  How we comport ourselves during this historic trial by fire will reveal our true nature.

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