Clean Energy Future Event Sponsored By Action Together New Jersey and Jersey Renews

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For Immediate Release
Contact: Michele Cook


On November 14, 2017, Action Together New Jersey and Jersey Renews are hosting a free public town hall featuring a panel of experts who will share uplifting news about advancements in renewable energy technology, work in reducing emissions, and the potential of new and developing projects. Hear what’s new in wind and solar power, how sustainability and efficiency are quickly becoming the new lens through which we view energy sourcing, and how we can all help. This event begins at 7:00 p.m. and will be held at the UFCW Hall 464A in Little Falls, NJ.


The panelists include:

Dr. Rachael Shwom,. Associate Director, Rutgers Energy Institute
Richard Lawton, Executive Director, NJ Sustainable Business Council; Founder, Triple Ethos
William O’Hearn, Communications/Outreach Manager, Business Network for Offshore Wind
Elliott Ruga, Policy Director, New Jersey Highlands Coalition

Analilia Mejia, the Executive Director of New Jersey Working Families Alliance, will moderate this event.

Clean Energy Future is hosted by Action Together New Jersey and Jersey Renews, and co-sponsored by our friends at EDF Action, NJ March for Science and the NJ Working Families Alliance.

This event is part of the #StillIn Day of Action, organized during the U.N. climate conference, in which national organizations like Center for American Progress, Organizing for Action,, the League of Conservation Voters, Second Nature, Sierra Club, NextGen America, The Climate Reality Project, Climate Nexus, and state groups like Action Together New Jersey are hosting events across the country to support local climate action.

“We’re happy to share positive news with New Jersey residents about successes of the sustainability movement! Join us on November 14 to hear more about clean energy advancement, emissions reduction efforts, and the tireless, inspired work of those dedicated to protecting us from climate change.” – Christine Clarke, Environmental Director, Action Together New Jersey

“We find ourselves in a pivotal moment to leverage promising research and take action on a progressive policy agenda to slow global warming and the impact of climate change. This event provides a forum to hear about the real opportunity we have here in New Jersey – which is something you may not hear about in more traditional media.” – Norah Langweiler, Jersey Renews campaign organizer, New Jersey Work Environment Council

“Despite the failure at the highest level of government to take the threat of climate change seriously, the American people are willing to act. New Jersey is a state with a long history of scientific and technological innovation; we have the ability to make a difference in the fight for a livable planet” Matthew Buckley, founder of the New Jersey March for Science and Assistant Professor of Astrophysics at Rutgers University.

From EDF, a cosponsor:

“Renewable energy is innovation at it’s finest. It is an opportunity to grow our economy. It is an opportunity to protect our planet and future. And it is an opportunity to define a generation.” – Mike Aronsson, Organizer, EDF Action

From our speakers:

“Values-driven businesses are organizing and offering a different business voice in DC and in Trenton – making the business case for market innovations and policy solutions that will combine to create a vibrant, sustainable and equitable economy fueled by clean energy.” Richard Lawton, Executive Director of the NJ Sustainable Business Council, Founder, Triple Ethos



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