Hinchey to Speak at Green Future Event Tonight

Here’s an update from Sustainable Hudson Valley’s Melissa Everett regarding tonight’s event at BSP on Wall Street:


The volunteers who helped elect Obama have not vanished; they have morphed into a Hudson Valley Progressive Coalition (and related groups). They have approached Sustainable Hudson Valley with an incredible offer, to help us build a base of support for local green job creation initiatives.  While the funding and policy situation is still extremely fluid, we have an opportunity this evening to outline a strategy that builds on the Green Jobs Pledge endorsed by the US Conference of Mayors, and then systematically helps communities that take the pledge, to green their building codes, energy systems, landscape practices and more, using local products and services to grow local jobs.  It’s a “home grown recovery” strategy that has been coming to life…. And is ready to go public…

The event below will be even more exciting because we have just learned that Congressman Hinchey will join us at 7 pm SHARP to make some remarks.    So join us!!!!!!  And watch for more outreach events this spring.

Melissa Everett, Ph.D.
Executive Director
Sustainable Hudson Valley
PO Box 4112
Kingston, NY 12401
845-384-1061/ cell 845-548-5178

The Hudson Valley Progressive Coalition
invites you to an evening of
Connection,Momentum and Hope!

Friday, March 6th
7:00-9:00 PM
Backstage Studio Productions
323 Wall Street, Kingston, NY 12401
map below
Contact: hudsonvalleyprogress@gmail.com <mailto:hudsonvalleyprogress@gmail.com>

With remarks by Congressman Maurice Hinchey at 7 pm sharp!!!!!!!!!

“Federal Stimulus,Local Strategies:
Building a Green Economy in the Mid Hudson Valley”
Guest Speakers:
Melissa Everett, Ph.D.
Michael O’Hara,
Sustainable Hudson Valley
Patrice Courtney-Strong,
Mid-Hudson Energy $mart Communities
Jessica Barry,
Prism Solar Technologies

Forum topics:
What are green jobs, where are they, and how can you get one?
How can the new Green jobs pledge help galvanize economic innovation at the local level?
What roles can we play at the grassroots level?

There will also be a cash bar, hors d’oeuvres and a chance to socialize!

RSVP to anahatasun@aol.com Thanks!
Sponsored by the Hudson Valley Progressive Coalition (founding members: Hudson Valley for
Obama, New Paltz & Vicinity for Obama, New Paltz Women in Black and Arts for Peace), with additional
support from the UCCC (Ulster MoveOn Council) and the Ulster County Democratic Committee.

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