Program

10:00AM – Doors Open

10:30AM – Robinson Wildlife Lectures

An educational wildlife presentation with live birds of prey and reptiles! We’ll be discussing the incredible resiliency of the Hudson Valley and some of the success stories of our local wildlife.

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11:30AM – Climate Change & Hope in the Hudson Valley

Tim Guinee, Hudson Valley resident and leader in former Vice-President Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project, will present a slideshow and discussion of the latest science regarding climate change, the many reasons we have to be hopeful in confronting this crisis.

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1:00PM – Pretty Darn Good

Mary Evelyn and Ryan Pearson, two first time homeowners, share the story of their journey through a "deep energy retrofit" of a 1950’s rambling ranch. After exploring green and Passive House building principals to incorporate in their "fixer upper", the couple found that while building a Passive House wasn’t financially attainable for them, incorporating as many of these concepts and techniques as possible was the next best thing. They are excited to report that employing their own standard of “Pretty Darn Good” has resulted in a surprisingly efficient home. They will talk about their experience and do some demystifying of green building principals in hopes of empowering listeners to take action into their own hands when it comes to increasing efficiency, sustainability, and comfort in their homes and lives.

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2:00PM – OCSL presents: Student Leadership, Community Partnership, and Teaching a Solutions Based Approach to Climate Change

The Omega Center for Sustainable Living is excited to speak about their groundbreaking, collaborative event to reimagine climate-change education in our schools and communities. Together, this fall we will help lift and develop Drawdown Learn, an initiative of Paul Hawken and the Project Drawdown team. Led by Hawken and more than 200 researchers and scientists, Drawdown has mapped and modeled the 100 most effective solutions to reverse global warming.

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3:00PM – Brian Dewan

Musician and inventor, Brian Dewan, performs on and discusses his homemade sound machines, drawing on themes of energy conduction, living systems, and creativity.

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4:00PM – Hope On The Hudson: "Seeds Of Change" Screening with Director, Jon Bowermaster of Oceans 8 Films

Follow the Akwesasne Tribe of Northern New York, Hudson Valley Farm Hub and Seedshed from planting to harvest as they honor Native American seeds that are at risk of disappearing. Can they preserve their rich agricultural heritage and the stories that each seed holds?

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