Draft Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances Chemical Action Plan

Review the Draft Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Chemical Action Plan (CAP). The comment period is open from Oct. 7, 2020 through Jan. 22, 2021. We welcome your feedback, data, or other information to help us ensure the CAP recommendations prioritize the most important actions related to reducing PFAS exposures. PFAS are a group of synthetic chemicals used in consumer products and industrial applications. Nearly everyone is exposed to PFAS, and…

Free

DOT draft Active Transportation Plan, 2020 and Beyond

Online

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) invites you to review and comment on the draft Active Transportation Plan, Part 1. You can provide comments by clicking on the SurveyMonkey link. Comments are due by midnight on Sunday, February 14, 2021. "Active transportation" is movement from place to place by walking, running, cycling, using a mobility assistive device such as a wheelchair, or using a small personal device such as a…

Free

Smart Growth America’s Equity Summit

Online

Join Smart Growth America January 26th-28th from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. EST for a virtual summit with an exciting group of experts, practitioners and policymakers to discuss how to center improving racial equity in smart growth work. An impressive lineup of speakers will discuss how to promote equity in housing and land use, why strong Black & brown businesses are key to neighborhood vitality, and how to right the…

Free

Changing Our Energy Systems: A New Path Toward Sustainable Clean Energy

Climate change is affecting everyone. And greenhouse gases must be cut to save the planet. But, the obstacles to achieving a climate-friendly energy system are huge. Alain Godeau will explain how new technologies and better practices are stymied by outdated or counterproductive assumptions that are no longer justified.
George K. Heartwell, Mayor of Grand Rapids (2004-2015), will be moderating this event.
The Grand Rapids Area Advocacy Team (GRAAT) of the Climate Witness Project is hosting this event along with our chapter.
Additional Co-hosts are:
Citizens' Climate Lobby Michigan
Climate Witness Project
Sierra Club, Michigan Chapter

Free

Online

Food and Agriculture Solutions, part of the Climate Solutions Lunchtime Series In partnership with MBOLD, an initiative of GREATER MSP, and Project Drawdown. Food and agriculture are major contributors to climate change, but the ways we grow and eat food have the potential to be vital solutions as well. During this session, we will do a deep dive into what the science tells us and how you can help. We…

Free

Climate Solutions Lunchtime Series: The New Energy Economy

Online

The New Energy Economy, part of the Climate Solutions Lunchtime Series In partnership with Greater MSP Online event, noon With Brett Carter, Xcel Energy Executive Vice President and Chief Customer and Innovation Officer, and panelists to be announced This panel will explore trends and innovations in energy technology that are driving change in how we power the economy, including distributed solar power, electrification of transportation and hydrogen production at existing…

Free

Climate Solutions Lunchtime Series: Future Streets

Online

In partnership with the Minnesota Design Center at the University of Minnesota Presented by Tom Fisher, Joseph Hang and Java Nyamjav Autonomous vehicles are coming over the next ten years and will require different kinds of streets and infrastructure than we have now, with positive environmental and social impacts. The Minnesota Design Center at the University of Minnesota, supported by a National Science Foundation grant, has been exploring what our…

Free

“Other Side of the Hill” Film Screening

Online

A virtual screening of the film "Other Side of the Hill." The film explores how rural Oregon communities have adapted to a changing climate, and addresses the "east/west" divide that is unique to Oregon and Washington. Learn more here: https://www.othersideofthehillmovie.com/ Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9603280404... Meeting ID: 960 328 0404 Passcode: tricities We will begin by watching the film (run time: approx. 30 minutes) and then participate in a Q&A session…