Category Archives: Climate Change

Holiday reading

From an engaging piece that ably puts the recent Paris climate meeting in perspective I offer this excerpt: There’s a profound irony in all the rhetoric from Paris about balancing concerns about the climate with the supposed need for perpetual economic growth. Imagine for a moment just how the coming global meltwater pulse will impact the world economy. Countless trillions of dollars in coastal infrastructure around the world will become “sunk costs” in more than a metaphorical sense; millions of people in low-lying areas such…

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Community Emergency Response Teams

Rensselaer County is supported by FEMA in training and supporting Community Emergency Response Teams, which can work in our community to help respond to various natural disasters, and help our neighbors be better prepared.  If you are interested in getting involved, fill out the form at the bottom of this page. CERT Concept: CERT members come from neighborhood, workplace, or other community organizations. Members join because they want to learn how to better prepare for hazards that threaten their homes and communities. They want to…

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People’s Climate March

On September 21st, people from all over the world will gather in New York City for the largest climate march in history. This is an opportunity to make our voices heard on the importance of addressing the climate crisis at a global level, but it is also an opportunity to build regional connections with many other people working every day to build local resiliency. Join us, and several other local groups on the bus to NYC by filling out the interest form below:   Loading…

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