"Environmental Progress in the Era of Trump"

Event Date: 
Wednesday, April 4, 2018 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Event Type: 

Join us at the Morton Memorial Library in Rhinecliff for a look at the challenges and opportunities facing the environmental movement in the current political climate. 

The Hudson Valley will grow substantially in the decades ahead, with many people moving here from the NYC metro area for more affordable housing, a better quality of life, access to outdoors, and to get out of flood prone areas. Our small cities and villages are becoming more attractive places to live and work. Great progress is being made to conserve the surrounding countryside that provides us with clean water, outdoor recreation, and fresh food. The agricultural economy is resurgent.

At the same time, the federal government threatens to undo the environmental safety net we’ve all worked so hard to create: Anchorages are proposed; the clean-up of PCBs isn’t finished; and critical laws and regulations are under siege. And with climate change, the Hudson is rising, putting our riverfront communities at risk.

Presenters

Scenic Hudson President Ned Sullivan, Scenic Hudson Sr. VP/Scenic Hudson Land Trust E.D. Steve Rosenberg, and Regenerative Farmer Ben Banks-Dobson will discuss these dynamics and how citizens can make the Hudson Valley a model of a regional response to these opportunities and threats.

Topics

  • Defending the Hudson Valley: Anchorages, PCBs
  • Climate Resiliency: Regenerative agriculture, Sea level rise task forces, Scenic Hudson’s Hudson Valley Conservation Strategy, and Renewables in the Hudson Valley
  • Engaging our Urban Communities
Address: 
82 Kelly Street
Morton Memorial Library
Rhinecliff, NY 12574
United States