14th Annual Midtown Make a Difference Day
Sep
7
11:00 AM11:00

14th Annual Midtown Make a Difference Day

Joining other local Kingston organizations for a day of celebrating all of our goodness. Other participating organizations include:

Everette Hodge Community Center

Family of Woodstock Inc

UlsterCorps

Kingston Library

City of Kingston

Center For Creative Education - Arts with a Purpose

Radio Kingston

RSVP on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/605709869930504/

More details to come…

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Online Teach-In: Energy Efficiency & Heat Pumps
Jun
24
7:00 PM19:00

Online Teach-In: Energy Efficiency & Heat Pumps

What do you know about heat pumps? Something? Nothing? Everything? No matter where you come from, you are welcome to join us for an online teach-in this coming Monday, June 24 at 7pm EST.

Save the date & register today for this important online teach-in to learn what you can do to promote comprehensive utility energy efficiency & heat pump (not pipelines) programs!


In partnership with Renewable Heat Now, New Yorkers for Clean Power is collecting public comments on the joint utility filing for the utility energy efficiency programs.


The public comment deadline is July 1st.

The utility efficiency programs need to be well funded, accessible, provide incentives for renewable heating and cooling and not gas!

Register for the teach-in here https://tinyurl.com/TeachEEregister

RSVP & share on Facebook https://tinyurl.com/TeachEnergyEfficiency

* Zoom will need to be downloaded on your device to attend the teach-in https://zoom.us/download *

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Clean Power Expo Marbletown
Jun
23
12:00 PM12:00

Clean Power Expo Marbletown

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Join us for the Clean Power Expo on Sunday, June 23rd from 12pm-3pm!
Featuring workshops on heat pumps, energy efficiency, solar, and electric vehicle ride + drive!
There will be green exhibitors and healthy, local food.
Marbletown Community Center 3564 Main St, Stone Ridge, NY 12484

Join us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/events/321165161887109/

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Jun
13
5:30 PM17:30

Outdoor Screening Powered by Solar Energy in Woodstock. Happening: A Clean Energy Revolution.

A Collaboration between Woodstock Film Festival and Oscillation Transia 

Showing

HAPPENING: A CLEAN ENERGY REVOLUTION 

Directed by James Redford

Preceded By

GROWING WITH THE GRAIN

Directed by Jon Bowermaster

At

Congressman Maurice D. Hinchey Catskill Visitor Center 

5096 NY-28, Mt Tremper, NY 12457

June 14 at 7:30 PM

Suggested Donation $10.00

http://woodstockfilmfestival.com/events/outdoorscreening.php

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One Fair Kingston
Jun
8
10:00 AM10:00

One Fair Kingston

Join us at One Fair! It’s sure to be a blast. We will have a table there alongside many other fabulous local organizations and Citizens.

Free to attend. Just show up! Andy Murphy Center Saturday June 8 10am-6pm

From the One Fair website:

A community-centered sustainability gathering

When you connect with the Earth, you connect with everything that is connected to the Earth.


One Fair is the Hudson Valley’s premier exhibition of products, services, technologies and ideas that promote sustainability, community health, and harmony with the planet; focusing on environmentally-conscious innovation, as well as empowering local communities to be healthy and vibrant.

A full-system approach to upholding the health of our Hudson Valley and our Earth

Innovation

A modern county fair, we bring together the best and brightest of our regional renewable energy and sustainability industries to showcase their work to the public. By connecting Hudson Valley residents with the creative solutions they need, we are building a strong economy, growing local businesses, and spreading information, making 3.8 million Hudson Valley residents aware that they have access to so many Earth-friendly products and initiatives.

Community

Supporting the growth of our smallest economies, our communities and neighborhoods and households, so that we can rely less on an impersonal and destructive global economy.

Individuals are not separate from their environment, but rather they are an essential piece of it. When we heal our self, we heal our environment, our world. One Fair brings together organizations that help people live healthily and happily in their private lives, so that each may contribute to a sustainable whole. We empower our local community so that it may sustain us.

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Newburgh Public Forum: Speak Out Against Proposed Central Hudson Rate Hikes
Oct
16
2:00 PM14:00

Newburgh Public Forum: Speak Out Against Proposed Central Hudson Rate Hikes

Central Hudson (Fortis) has proposed a new rate plan for 2017-2018 that contains a number of questionable spending items and calls for an increase in fixed charges to customers - already the highest in the state - as well as a new type of residential customer charge. The Public Service Commission is holding public hearings on this plan in Poughkeepsie, Kingston, and Newburgh. This is the chance to make our voices heard! Information sessions will be held one hour prior to each hearing. 

Information Sessions: 2pm & 6pm
Public Hearings: 3pm & 7pm

We need to fill the room and make our voices heard!

Click here for CLP's FAQs on this proposal. For CLP's suggested talking points, email contact@citizensforlocalpower.org.

Please help spread the word! A big turnout at these hearings will send a powerful message to Central Hudson and the PSC.

If you cannot attend one of the public hearings, you can submit comments directly on the PSC website for Case Numbers 17-E-0459 and 17-G-0460. Click on the “Post Comments” button in the top right of the page.

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Kingston Public Forum: Speak Out Against Proposed Central Hudson Rate Hikes
Oct
10
2:00 PM14:00

Kingston Public Forum: Speak Out Against Proposed Central Hudson Rate Hikes

Central Hudson (Fortis) has proposed a new rate plan for 2017-2018 that contains a number of questionable spending items and calls for an increase in fixed charges to customers - already the highest in the state - as well as a new type of residential customer charge. The Public Service Commission is holding public hearings on this plan in Poughkeepsie, Kingston, and Newburgh. This is the chance to make our voices heard! Information sessions will be held one hour prior to each hearing. 

Information Sessions: 2pm & 6pm
Public Hearings: 3pm & 7pm

We need to fill the room and make our voices heard!

Click here for CLP's FAQs on this proposal. For CLP's suggested talking points, email contact@citizensforlocalpower.org.

Please help spread the word! A big turnout at these hearings will send a powerful message to Central Hudson and the PSC.

If you cannot attend one of the public hearings, you can submit comments directly on the PSC website for Case Numbers 17-E-0459 and 17-G-0460. Click on the “Post Comments” button in the top right of the page.

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Scaling Up Solar: Exercising Caution with Large-Scale Solar Leases to Protect Area Farmers and Other Large Landowners
Apr
4
7:00 PM19:00

Scaling Up Solar: Exercising Caution with Large-Scale Solar Leases to Protect Area Farmers and Other Large Landowners

Join us for an informational forum, co-sponsored by the Ulster County Climate Smart Committee, CLP and others, to gather legal, tax, and zoning information for landowners and municipal officials, so that they can make more informed decisions about siting solar farms on their properties and in their communities. 

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Tell the PSC We Want R.E.A.L. Energy Reform: Renewable, Equitable, Accountable, Local!
Nov
12
2:00 PM14:00

Tell the PSC We Want R.E.A.L. Energy Reform: Renewable, Equitable, Accountable, Local!

Governor Cuomo and the PSC are changing NYS’s utility regulations, affecting everything from energy ownership rules and solar rebates to electricity rates and shut-off procedures. This major overhaul, called REV (Reforming the Energy Vision), could help our communities transform to a locally-based clean energy economy that creates jobs—but only if we step up and DEMAND it!

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New York's Changing Energy System: A Path to Local Power
Jun
27
9:30 AM09:30

New York's Changing Energy System: A Path to Local Power

Join Citizens for Local Power for this FREE workshop and learn:

  • The basics on how New York’s current energy system works
  • What’s happening with the “REV,” the State’s energy reform initiative
  • How Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) offers a path to clean local power, good jobs, competitive and stable rates, and resiliency
  • What you can do to support a Community Choice energy program in our area
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Taking Control of our Energy Supply Through Community Choice Aggregation
Jan
28
7:00 PM19:00

Taking Control of our Energy Supply Through Community Choice Aggregation

  • Kingston City Hall, Common Council Chambers (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Featured speaker Paul Fenn of California-based Local Power Inc.--the inventor of CCA--will discuss how this community-based approach to energy procurement can help ramp up local production of green energy, reduce our vulnerability to volatile fossil fuel prices, and create local jobs.

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