Monday, October 10, 2011

Green Advocacy: A Panel Discussion on Cincinnati Green Energy, Conservation & Activism - Oct 12th!

Wednesday October 12th 
Green Advocacy: A Panel Discussion on Cincinnati Green Energy, Conservation & Activism
TUC MainStreet Cinema

Cincinnati is home to a growing network of activists and organizations who are working together to raise awareness of local and national issues relating to environmental stewardship and collaboration on important environmental issues. Please join us for an important panel discussion featuring three of Cincinnati's most distinguished environmentalists.     

Jennifer Eismeier
Executive Director 
Mill Creek Watershed Council of Communities

The Mill Creek Watershed Council of Communities enables Mill Creek communities to protect and enhance the value of the Mill Creek, its tributaries, and watershed. Through collaborative action, the Council strives to make the Mill Creek area a more desirable place to live, work and play. The Mill Creek Watershed Council of Communities is a non-profit corporation representing all 36 political jurisdictions and more than 450,000 residents in the Mill Creek watershed. 

Steven Johns
City of Cincinnati Sustainability Coordinator 
Office of Environmental Quality 
The mission of the Office of Environmental Quality is to lead Cincinnati City Government and the larger community toward sustainability and the practice of good environmental stewardship. The Office of Environmental Quality is active in air quality, brownfield redevelopment, climate protection, energy management, environmental compliance, environmental justice, green roof loans and recycling. OEQ looks for sustainable approaches -- ways to meet our current needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Steven was the former Director for Citizens for Civic Renewal. 
Danny Berchenko 
OH Organizer is building a global grassroots movement to solve the climate crisis. Their online campaigns, grassroots organizing, and mass public actions are led from the bottom up by thousands of volunteer organizers in over 188 countries. To preserve our planet, scientists tell us we must reduce the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere from its current level of 392 parts per million to below 350 ppm. But 350 is more than a number—it's a symbol of where we need to head as a planet.

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