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May 4, 2016

DCEN Announcements: May 4, 2016

Wed May 04, 2016 at 02:40:17 PM EST

By Chris Weiss, Director, Global Green USA, Washington DC Office

RPS HEARING NOTICE 2017

DCEN Networking, Advocacy & Education!

[Grid Modernization Panel, March 3, 2016]

In the last few months the DC Environmental Network organized two climate related events. We had over 70 organizations and sustainability advocates, participate in these networking, advocacy, and learning opportunities.

On March 3rd, DCEN and DC Climate Action, held a panel discussion on, “Addressing Climate Challenges through Grid Modernization.”

VIDEO LINKS & POWERPOINT for Panelists:

Click Here for the main PowerPoint for all three presentations.

Edward Yim, D.C. Department of Energy and the Environment (DOEE): Associate Director, DOEE Energy Administration
Click Here to see Edwards Video!
Nina Dodge, DC Climate Action (DCCA): Chair, DCCA Energy and Utilities Committee
Click Here to see Nina’s Video!
Joe Paladino, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE): Senior Advisor, DOE Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability
Click Here to see Joe’s Video!

[Climate Adaptation Panel, April 7, 2016]

On April 7th, DCEN and the District Department of Energy & Environment, held a panel discussion on the “DC Climate Adaptation Plan & Global Adaptation Initiatives.”

VIDEO LINKS & POWERPOINT for Panelists:

Kate Johnson, Climate Programs Analyst, District Department of Energy & Environment
Brendan Shane, Regional Director for North America, C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group

Watch Kate & Brendan’s Video! / Kate’s PowerPoint / Brendan’s PowerPoint

Congratulations and great appreciation for our talented panelists. Apologies we did not share these presentation resources earlier. A lot going on this year!

DCEN Clean Rivers Event – Tomorrow @ Noon!

Tomorrow at NOON, at the offices of Friends of the Earth (1101 15th Street, 11th Floor), join the DC Environmental Network, Global Green USA, Earthjustice, Anacostia Riverkeeper, Anacostia Watershed Society, Potomac Riverkeeper, and many other DC river focused organizations and activists to celebrate the success of advocay and to learn what still needs to be done.

This conversation will be held at the NEW offices of Friends of the Earth & Green Cross International, 1101 15th Street NW, 11th Floor.

Our Clean River Panelists:

  • Brent Blackwelder, Founder, DC Environmental Network; President Emeritus, Friends of the Earth; Founding Boardmember, American Rivers (1973); and current Boardmember, Potomac Riverkeeper Network
  • Brent Bolin, Chesapeake Regional Director, Clean Water Action
  • Jennifer Chavez, Staff Attorney, Earthjustice
  • James Foster, President, Anacostia Watershed Society
  • Emily Franc, Anacostia Riverkeeper
  • Chris Weiss, Executive Director, DC Environmental Network, Director, Washington, DC Office, Global Green USA (Moderator)

You must RSVP here to participate in this clean river conversation.

Hope to see you tomorrow.

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