First Tuesday Speaker Series

West Shore FaCT

What is the Green New Deal all about?  What issues do we need to address to make this resolution a reality? 

West Shore FACT is presenting a speaker series on Climate Crisis and the Green New Deal. House Resolution 109 was introduced last February by Representative Alexandria Ocazio-Cortez (D-NY) and a matching resolution was introduced in the Senate by Senator Ed Markey (D-MA). It’s called the Green New Deal because, just as America rallied to defeat war rivals in World War 2, our country must rally to meet the threat of catastrophic climate change today. 

The Resolution calls for America to transition to renewable energy, retrofit buildings for energy efficiency, fix crumbling infrastructure, build clean industries, invest in electric vehicles and high-speed rail, fix broken inner city neighborhoods, guarantee not for profit healthcare, provide opportunities to earn a living wage for everyone, support locally organized projects, and preserve the biodiversity of our natural areas. 

We will begin our series at 7pm on November 5th with Eric Schreiber, a retired Cleveland Clinic Diagnostic Radiologist and a member of Al Gore’s Climate Reality program. He has given numerous talks about the history of climate science, the many impacts of climate change, and what we can do to change course. Prepare to discover the origins of climate science, and find out what actions you can take to address this planetary emergency. The series will take place at West Shore UU Church, 20401 Hilliard Blvd., Rocky River, Ohio.

The full series will include:

November 5, 2019 at 7 p.m.
What is a Climate Crisis?

December 3, 2019 at 7 p.m.
Green New Deal proposed resolutions. The scoop on H. RES. 109

January 7, 2020 at 7 p.m.
Funding the Green New Deal & Modern Monetary Theory

February 4, 2020 at 7 p.m.
Putting Vulnerable Communities First

March 3, 2020 at 7 p.m.
Creating Equitable Green Jobs

April 7, 2020 at 7 p.m.
Providing Fair Health Care

May 5, 2020 at 7 p.m.
Sustainable Energy Production in NE Ohio

June 2, 2020 at 7 p.m.
Food Justice & Regenerative Agriculture