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Clean Energy Future: A Forum on Opportunities for New Jersey

November 14, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Action Together New Jersey and Jersey Renews are pleased to present Clean Energy Future: A Forum on Opportunities for New Jersey


Come to “Clean Energy Future: A Forum on Opportunities for New Jersey!”

On November 14 at 7 p.m. at the UFCW Hall 464A in Little Falls, NJ, come hear a panel of experts 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 #ActonClimate!

Our speakers include:

[su_spoiler title=”Rachael Shwom, Rutgers Climate Institute:“]
As an associate professor in the School of Environmental and Biological Science’s Department of Human Ecology, Rachael conducts research that links sociology, psychology, engineering, economics, and public policy to investigate how social and political factors influence society’s responses to energy and climate problems. Since arriving at Rutgers eight years ago, Dr. Shwom, who became Associate Director of the Rutgers Energy Institute (REI) in July 2017, has actively participated in REI and has served as a key member of its Energy Economics, Environment, and Policy Systems strategic planning committee. Rachael has also served on the Rutgers Climate Institute’s advisory committee and is currently a Co-PI on a multi-university, $1.5 million National Science Foundation grant on “Reducing Household Food, Energy and Water Consumption: A Quantitative Analysis of Interventions and Impacts of Conservation.” Since 2003, she has served on the American Statistical Association’s Advisory Committee to the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration. She served on the American Sociological Association (ASA)’s Task Force on Climate Change from 2011-2015 and of the Research and Publications Committee of ASA’s Environment, Technology and Society Section from 2015-2016. Prior to coming to Rutgers, Rachael was a Christine Mirzayan Science Technology and Policy Fellow at the National Academies of Sciences and a Michigan State University Environmental Science and Policy Fellowship recipient (Ph.D., Sociology 2009). From 2001-2004, Rachael worked in the utility demand-side management sector.

[su_spoiler title=”Richard Lawton, NJ Sustainable Business Council:“]
Richard Lawton is Executive Director of the New Jersey Sustainable Business Council, a coalition of businesses dedicated to creating a more vibrant, sustainable, and just economy through market and policy solutions. After a thirty year career in the magazine publishing industry, he earned an MBA in Sustainability from Antioch University New England and started Triple Ethos – a consultancy that helps businesses redefine success within a triple bottom line framework – People, Planet, Profit.

[su_spoiler title=”William O’Hearn, Business Network for Offshore Wind:“]
Bill O’Hearn has more than 30 years of experience as a corporate communications, environmental advocacy, and public policy professional, with a focus on renewable energy. He has a Bachelor’s from UVA and lives in Ringwood, NJ.

[su_spoiler title=”Elliott Ruga, Policy Director, New Jersey Highlands Coalition:“]

Elliott Ruga has been the policy director for the New Jersey Highlands Coalition for 10 years.  Among the many activities Mr. Ruga undertakes on behalf of the Coalition, he advocates for protective legislation and policies on the municipal, county, regional, state and federal levels, in order to advance the protection of the Highlands’ valuable water and other natural and cultural resources. Ruga is also a filmmaker and holds two national Emmy Awards. Today, Ruga produces advocacy videos for the Coalition.


‘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! Supported by BlueWave NJ, Environment NJ, the Coalition for Climate Justice and Clean Water Action NJ!

This event is part of the #StillIn Day of Action, organized during the U.N. climate conference, in which the Center for American Progress, Organizing for Action, 350.org, the League of Conservation Voters, Second Nature, Sierra Club, NextGen America, The Climate Reality Project, Climate Nexus, Action Together New Jersey and more are hosting events across the country to support local climate action.  Join us!

Reserve your seat using the Register button above! See you there!


November 14, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Event Category:


Action Together New Jersey (ATNJ)
Jersey Renews


UFCW Hall 464A
245 Paterson Ave.
Little Falls, NJ 07424 United States
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