• April 17
  • Irvine Auditorium, MONTEREY
  • April 17, 2018
  • Category: All Ages

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Join us for a Panel Discussion with Labor & Environmental Advocates Finding Common Ground on California Climate Policy! Please register at: https://powering-partnerships.eventbrite.com/ Panelists: Adrienne Alvord, Union of Concerned Scientists Hunter Stern, Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Tom Habashi, Monterey Bay Community Power Sabrina Lockhart, California Independent Petroleum Association About the Topic: California is a leader in climate policy. In the midst of this paradigm shift, how is California going to lead the labor transition in the movement towards a clean energy future? The potential for green jobs in California is enormous, yet the pathway to achieving safe and reliable jobs and livable wages for existing fossil fuel workers remains unclear. While labor advocates and environmentalists agree that expanding renewable energy can mitigate harmful impacts to the climate and foster economic opportunities, the steps to implement a just and inclusive transition are still highly debated in California’s policy environment. In our polarized political climate, it is more important than ever to create safe spaces for constructive conversations. We must begin having honest discussions about the difficulties encountered by energy workers and the climate challenges we all face. This panel brings together four experts who will share their experiences working on issues including labor justice, climate change, energy security, and the political environment surrounding the movement towards clean energy in California. By exploring the common interest of putting Americans to work, we can collaborate to create better jobs for workers now and a better, healthier environment for both our communities and future generations. Please join our panelists for this cutting-edge discussion to find common ground on California Climate policy. Parking: Available in any Middlebury Institute campus lot after 5 p.m., or on the street (time limits on surrounding streets end at 6 p.m.) Have questions? Please feel free to reach out to us! Rivvy Eisenberg at reisenberg@miis.edu | Elea Becker Lowe at ebeckerlowe@miis.edu

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