2019 Year-End Letter

Posted Leave a commentPosted in Carbon, Climate change, Ecovillages, Energy Efficiency, Events, Financing, Future, PACE, Paradigm Change, Sustainability, Transformation

The Climate Crisis and What We’re Doing About It Financing the Transition to a Regenerative Economy With the Aim of Restoring the Climate and the Earth Download PDF version of our year-end letter here Holiday Potluck, Songs & Fundraising Celebration! Ecology, Sustainability, Collective Living & Local Economies Come to share community and find out more […]

Saturday, Dec 14, 2-6 pm: Holiday Party & Fundraiser

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You’re invited to our  Join us for community, thoughtful discussion, and the opportunity to make a difference. Saturday, December 14 2-6 p.m. @ 8 Revere Drive, Basking Ridge, NJ Bring something to share / BYOB Bring your voices, instruments & holiday songs! Meet people who care about restoring our communities and the climate. Can’t Attend […]

New Stormwater Fees the Perfect Opportunity for PACE

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[Reposted from NewJerseyPACE.org] February 14, 2019: NJ’s new stormwater utility bill (A2694/S1073) authorizes municipalities to collect fees on parking lots and other impervious surfaces to fund improvements to failing stormwater systems. But it has many commercial property owners concerned that they will now face significant new charges on their property. If the legislature and the […]

Winning on the Language and the Substance of Climate Change

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Some of us already know how important language is, but it never hurts to be reminded, especially with examples that show that we’re winning the war on climate change. The language we use has a direct relationship to what we can create. This includes not only written and verbal communication, but also the language we’re […]

NJ About to Take a Giant Step Toward Greater Energy Efficiency

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New Jersey has long sought to be a leader in energy efficiency. However, the state has had limited success in this intention.  Under the Christie Administration, the Clean Energy Fund was raided by half a billion dollars to balance the state’s budget. As Steve Gabel has noted, “A recent ranking by the respected American Council […]

New Jersey PACE Bill Moves Forward — Cautiously

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Update:The new Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) legislation — Senate Bill S1611— has been approved unanimously by the Senate Environment & Energy Committee, and is now moving to the Senate  Appropriations Committee, which may recommend some technical changes. Based on Senator Bob Smith’s comments, the sponsors (which include Republican Senator Kip Bateman) hope to see the […]

This Saturday at Cooper Union: Voices of the Millennial Generation on Climate Change

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This Saturday, February 24, 2018 we’re participating in a panel discussion on Mitigation and emerging solutions for addressing the climate change issue, along with a number of other speakers. The event is from 1 to 6 p.m. in the Great Hall at Cooper Union (30 Cooper Sq, New York, NY 10003), with limited seating, so […]

C-PACE Coming to New Jersey in 2018

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(Originally published at www.NewJerseyPACE.org December 13, 2017): New Jersey is about to experience a surge of new clean energy projects, unleashing a considerable amount of additional private financing for energy efficiency and renewables. Amendments to NJ’s existing PACE law are being passed in the NJ Legislature this month. Governor Christie has the opportunity to sign […]