April 9, 2019Many people now accept the concept of climate change as a reality and recognize that it is being accelerated by man-made activities. With each passing day, the time to make actionable change to reverse these trends is running out. The Green New Deal, a major policy initiative championed by Democratic Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, is one example of a bold new policy idea that has been introduced as a solution to climate change Come join us at GreenHomeNYC’s April forum to hear from change makers and policy drivers who are bringing forth some of these much needed solutions to Climate Change, and what you can possibly do to help their cause! Speakers:
- Daphany Rose Sanchez, Executive Director, Kinetic Communities Consulting
- David Xia, Sunrise Movement Member
- Leticia Colon de Mejias, Founder and CEO, Energy Efficiency Solutions
David XiaTwitter: @sunrisemvmt // Instagram: sunrisemvmt David Xia is a member of Sunrise Movement’s NYC chapter who dreams of a more livable and just world with 100% clean energy for everyone. He primarily works as a software engineer at Spotify on their deployment infrastructure. Having worked on automating and scaling up private infrastructure, David hopes to one day do the same for public infrastructure. *All of David’s views represent those of Sunrise and his own and not Spotify’s.* Leticia Colon de Mejias Twitter: @LColondeMejias // LinkedIn: LColondeMejias & Energy Efficiencies Solutions Leticia Colon de Mejias is the Founder and CEO of Energy Efficiencies Solutions, an energy conservation company and recipient of the U.S. Dept. of Energy’s 2013 Home Performance Energy Conservation Market Leadership Award. Leticia is also the co-founder of Green Eco Warriors, a nonprofit dedicated to foster environmental stewardship, scientific inquiry and leadership skills among youth. She is the 2015 recipient of the National Tony Woods Building Science Award for furthering the building science industry. Leticia is a Latino author/illustrator of nine children’s books, including Dinero the Frog Learns to Save Energy, Defeating the Phantom Draw, and Pesky Plastic. She is also the author of the comic book series: Green Eco Warriors: Fight For Our Planet’s Survival. Leticia’s goal is for all youth, regardless of socioeconomic status, to see themselves as environmental superheroes and the catalysts for change.