@ Sing Sing Kill Brewery
75 Spring Street
Ossining, NY 10562
August 22, 2019
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
New York State Takes Action On Climate---
What that means for Westchester
NYS Assemblywoman Sandy Galef, District 95, will share her insights and hopes for how the NYS legislature will work to support the goals established in the recently passed Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA - Assembly Press Release)
which was signed into law by Governor Cuomo on July 18th.
This will be a great opportunity to learn and network with other environmental advocates, organizers, NY State and local elected officials and municipal representatives, while enjoying the great snacks and beverage options here at the brewery!
Your $10.00 donation here will help us reserve the Sing Sing Kill Brewery for this private event
FCWC's 4th Thirsty Thursday Pub Talk brings a full house to Sing Sing Kill Brewery!
FCWC's Pub Talk on August 22 at Sing Sing Kill Brewery in Ossining was powerful and timely. With our featured speaker, NYS Assembly Member Sandy Galef, FCWC packed this beautiful pub for a very engaging and informative discussion about New York State, Westchester County, and local government action on climate. The authentically "all-New York" Sing Sing Kill Brewery provided a a warm, comfortable setting and delicious local brews and food to fuel a very enlightening evening of informal discussion between elected officials and citizens.
In addition to Assembly Member Galef, NYS Senators David Carlucci and Shelley Mayer, Assembly Members Tom Abinanti and Steve Otis, and County Legislators Catherine Borgia and Nancy Barr were all eager to connect with constituents on the defining issue of our times: Climate. Attendees were also inspired to hear from Village of Ossining Mayor Gearity and Ossining Town Supervisor Dana Levenberg about the many important and enriching initiatives in the Village and Town of Ossining.
Sandy started the evening off with an impressive and encouraging report on climate and environmental legislation passed in the last NYS legislative session---the most productive NYS legislative session in recent memory. Reports on action at the County level and in the Town and Village of Ossining were also inspiring. Citizens brought up questions and concerns about how our State, County and municipalities will move forward to meet the goals of the newly passed Climate Leadership & Community Protection Act.
One question revolved around our schools---how well our young people are being educated to understand the world that they will inherit. NY State prides itself in our school system, but a veteran environmental educator offered his reflection that many NYS students do not understand the basic systems of our planet --even at the college level. Shelley Mayer, as Chair of the Committee on Education offered the encouragement that the State Board of Education and the State Legislature and working together better than ever before. Senator Mayer encouraged educators and people with expertise in this area to contact her to help offer understanding of how the school system can better serve students in this time when the well-being of our planet is in such jeopardy.
At each level of government, our elected officials had draft legislation and ideas to point to. The main message from all of them, though, is that our public servants want us to call, write, and meet with them, to send them resources and information on areas of our knowledge and concern. With so many critical issues and so much to learn, our legislators need our input. The main takeaway of the evening: These times require those in public office to work harder than ever. We citizens must also work harder than ever to help and support them----Get out your activist shoes and get into the action!
This school year will be unlike any other!
The school year starts off with the September 20th Global Student Strike for Climate Action -- https://globalclimatestrike.net
Many of you will be participating on your campus with this global strike. Please send us your photos and reports on your action so that we can post them on our Student Network page!
And FCWC is working with the County Climate Crisis Task Force to organize a Student-Youth Climate Action Summit for March 2020---You will want to be a part of this action!