at the Citizen Power Alliance 2010 Wind Conference
One-day conference of the Rural Learning Network of Central and Western New York
|Save the date October 28, 2008 for a One-day conference of the Rural Learning Network of Central and Western New York|
The conference will explore:
• the roles of local/regional/state governments
• the contributions of citizens, civic organizations and public and private entities
• the roles of research and innovation
• the interrelationships among energy, land use, and climate change issues
Communities striving to be green want to reduce their carbon footprint, and many are working to frame what a comprehensive commitment to sustainability looks like, including the implications for smart growth, green job opportunities, green housing, and energy effi cient transportation. Communities in the process of becoming
greener are concerned with economic impacts (e.g., hardships faced by low income families and individuals due to rising fuel and heating costs). Energy costs and savings are where economics, environmental concerns and social responsibility intersect. A starting point for municipalities is an analysis and inventory of energy use in public buildings and vehicles, and an examination of energy and environmental quality implications of various policies. A further step is to analyze the implications of land use and development patterns for energy use. To minimize impacts on global climate change, many communities have already begun to take steps toward purchasing or providing alternative sources of renewable energy, promoting sustainable land use practices and preserving natural resources.
A growing movement is underway to share information, learn from one another and revamp federal, state and local policies in efforts to promote greener communities. Please join us to hear exciting speakers on these issues, and to share your ideas with us!
Location: Genesee River Restaurant (www.geneseeriverrestaurant.com), Mt. Morris (Livingston County), NY
Time: Approximately 8:30 am – 2:00 pm
Sponsors to-date: Cornell University (Cornell Cooperative Extension; Department of Development Sociology; Community and Rural Development Institute; Program on Environmental Economics and Energy Policy, Department of Applied Economics and Management) and New York State Association of Counties
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