March 20, 2012
GLOBAL GREEN USA/DCEN Brown-Bag!
Wake up! Come meet frontline heroes of efforts to protect our planet from the threat of nuclear catastrophe!
On March 21st at Noon, join Global Green USA, the Alliance for Nuclear Accountability and the DC Environmental Network for an important wake-up call with seven nuclear experts and activists from the former Soviet Union and Norway, to discuss lessons learned from the March 11, 2010 nuclear meltdown at Fukushima, the 1986 Chernobyl catastrophe, and the current state of thinking about alternative energy futures, climate change, and nuclear safety and security on this planet.
This special event will be held at the offices of Global Green USA, 1100 15th Street NW, 11th Floor.
"We all need a loud wake-up call when it comes to understanding the threat which nuclear power and weapons pose today. Our expert panelists from Russia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, and Norway are frontline heroes in the fight to educate the planet about the very real and tragic events in Fukushima and Chernobyl...something that is guaranteed to be repeated if we don't change our ways here in the District and across the globe."
- Paul Walker, Global Green USA
RSVP Here to Attend this Important Wake-Up Call!
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District Department of the Environment (DDOE) FY 2013 Budget Briefing!
Interested in how the Mayor's proposed budget will affect local environmental programs?
On March 23rd, District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray will release his proposed FY 2013 budget to the DC Council. The DC Environmental Network and DC Fiscal Policy Institute have asked government agencies for a special opportunity to learn about and discuss how Mayor Gray's budget will impact programs to fight global warming, restore area rivers and creeks, restore our urban forest and protect the health and economic well being of District residents.
On April 12th at 10:00 AM (1200 First Street NE, Room 509), join the District Department of the Environment, DC Environmental Network and the DC Fiscal Policy Institute for the first of three budget briefings.
RSVP to attend here!
All are welcome.
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VIDEO: DC Sustainable Energy Utility
Learn about the District's most aggressive efforts to reduce carbon emissions that cause global warming!
On March 1st the DC Environmental Network held a very informative brown-bag with over 50 participants to discuss the DC Sustainable Energy Utility (DC SEU). The DC SEU is arguably the biggest and best funded entity in the District of Columbia whose programs result in reductions in carbon emissions.
The DC SEU is designed to help District households, businesses, and institutions save energy and money through energy efficiency and renewable energy programs. Led by the non-profit Vermont Energy Investment Corporation (VEIC), the DC SEU is a project of the Sustainable Energy Partnership under contract to the District Department of the Environment (DDOE).
You can watch our panelists give their introductory remarks here:
- Theodore "Ted" Trabue, Managing Director, DC Sustainable Energy Utility
- John Macgregor, Chair, Politics & Prose Climate Action Project
- Dan Moring, Program Manager, IBC Engineering Services, Inc.
(Ted Trabue's video is still uploading and may not be available until later today.)
More information coming soon!
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