February 4, 2021
Date: Wednesday February 17, 2021 Time: 6:30 – 8:00PM ESTJust two months after the U.S. formally withdrew from the Paris Agreement, President Biden re-joined and subsequently unveiled an ambitious climate change mitigation plan. This stark political u-turn was partially made possible by pressure from climate action movements. Climate action movements both old and new have been organizing for years to elect progressive candidates, shape the agenda, and pass legislation. They knock on doors to for politicians, write detailed recommendations for legislation, and organize phonebanks to lobby representatives. How effective are these movements? What are their goals and who can get involved? These are just some of the questions that will be addressed by our panel of climate action movement leaders. Join us!
SPEAKERS (Detailed bios are below):
- Cameron Bard // Clean Energy for Biden, National Co-Chair
- Allison Considine // Sierra Club, Campaign Representative
- Matt Shurtleff // Sunrise Movement, Hub Coordinator for Morris County, NJ
Allison Considine is a New York State Campaign Representative for the Beyond Coal Campaign at the Sierra Club, where she helps lead statewide strategies for a just and equitable transition to a 100% carbon-free electric sector. She previously worked as the NY Campaign Representative for the Sierra Club’s Clean Transportation for All campaign, supporting transportation electrification, public transit, and reducing emissions from vehicles. She has also served as a fellow on Attorney General James’ election campaign and worked as a union organizer with the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United, supporting nurses across the country in forming unions at their workplace. She graduated from Cornell University with a B.S. in Industrial and Labor Relations, with minors in French, Law & Society, and Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies. Originally from Rochester, she lives in Brooklyn and is passionate about biking, universal healthcare, and building a powerful movement to confront the climate crisis.Matt Shurtleff is a hub coordinator of Sunrise Movement Morris County in New Jersey, a national youth movement to stop climate change and create millions of jobs in the process. Over his career Matt was the director of sustainable programs at Erin Construction, a sustainability consultant at Great Forest, and an environmental Peace Corps volunteer in Romania. He holds a master’s in sustainability from Columbia University. In addition to the forum, our monthly volunteer orientation will take place right before the event, starting at 6pm. If you’re interested in joining GreenHomeNYC as a volunteer, please review opportunities on our website, and register for a monthly orientation on Eventbrite.