Across the Finger Lakes region, hundreds of people are realizing that it isn’t enough to just be concerned about climate change and the threats posed by the fossil fuel industry. As they watch the paralysis in Albany and Washington DC, they understand that they dare not remain passive, and must move into focused and dedicated action. But they also understand that they need thousands more to join them.
Is it Up to the People?
In our final salon discussion of “The Climate, the Market, and the Commons”series held on June 19, 2014 , we explore the essential roles each of us must play as voter, consumer, taxpayer, and community member if we hope to prevent catastrophic climate change.
Miranda Phillips, Sustainable Tompkins board member and Chair of the Ithaca Chapter of Citizens Climate Coalition, and Reed Steberger of Tompkins County Climate Protection Initiative join Town of Caroline Chair Don Barber as speakers to share their experiences in organizing for climate protection.
In this conversation, we explore ideas for mobilization, identify barriers, and share examples of local initiatives.