This past Saturday hundreds of individuals determined to take action and move the needle on climate change came together at the Bedford 2020 Climate Action Summit. The day was inspiring and productive.
Over 700 climate activists from Long Island, Hudson Valley, Westchester, and Connecticut.
Over 100 municipal leaders from throughout the region primed to bring high impact solutions to their communities.
Leaders and activists representing over 60 regional and national environmental organizations.
Over 50 exhibitors armed with engaging displays; opportunities to take action on the spot and information that underscored the solutions of the day.
Over 40 speakers, experts and changemakers shared shovel-ready actions, programs and tools to bring to our communities now.
Issues and solutions tackled ranged from bringing 100% renewable energy to our region; creating an electric vehicle infrastructure in every community; making pollinator friendly solar arrays standard practice; carbon tax; food choice as a means to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and so much more.
A huge THANK YOU to everyone who participated in the Bedford 2020 Climate Action Summit. You were a vital part of launching a region wide effort to bring high-impact climate solutions to our communities. We look forward to continued conversation, collaboration and taking action on climate change together!
In the meantime, we need your questions and feedback on the event -- and on the topics, solutions and tools discussed. Please email us! Or, post something about the Summit and tag us on Facebook @bedford2020.
A special thanks our keynote speakers, David Gelber and David Yarnold for hours of collaboration in bringing this event to fruition and for their leadership in the climate movement. To receive their vital climate messaging and news, sign up for updates at Years of Living Dangerously and National Audubon Society.