★ August 4: A worldwide Climate and Justice Teach-in next March 30 (2022) needs local organizers and participants. The spark for all this is the Graduate Programs in Sustainability at Bard College. Register here for one of three August 4 Information Sessions. Questions: email@example.com.
★ New EV World Car: The Byton M-Byte starting at $45K. “Designed in Germany, engineered in Silicon Valley, and manufactured in China,” notes Car and Driver. Similar to BMW, Jaguar, Mercedes, and Tesla electric SUVs except for a nearly full-beam dash that’s a single screen. It should arrive this year.
★ July 15, 5:30PM. Climate Smart Community Task Force Monthly Meeting. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
★ Need help with major home repairs? Dutchess County has a new program, Rebuilding Together. Any Dutchess homeowner in good standing with a home worth no more than $300,000 and whose total gross income is under $105,501 should definitely apply. Questions call 845-454-7310 or email email@example.com. Find the application here. Applications must be filed by September 30, 2021.
★ The Ulster County Executive is making important green inroads for our mountainous neighbor to the west. Pat Ryan, whom some may remember being edged out of the Democratic nomination for U.S. Representative by Antonio Delgado in 2018, has a green jobs training program, and other efforts are in the works. See here
★ Lithium Dreams. The demand for a key component in our green-energy future, lithium, will double in the next few years. Mining it conventionally involves vast quantities of water and sulfuric acid. So far the dig-and-despoil US mining industry is shunning new low-impact mining techniques. Read this NY Times feature here.
★June 17, 5:30PM. Climate Smart Community Task Force Monthly Meeting. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
★ May 19, 7PM. Native Plants, Climate Change, and Your Backyard. Hear Doug Tallamy, an eminent conservationist and professor of entomology and wildlife ecology at Delaware U., Zoom about the importance of backyard biodiversity and how to achieve and sustain it. He’s an engaging speaker and author of beloved books on the topic. Register here. This is a MetroWest Climate Solutions webinar.