Community series about Green New Deal

Have you wondered about what the Green New Deal is? What does it propose and how in the world might it be funded? You are not alone. It seems that many people do not know about the Green New Deal or maybe they have heard about it but do not know much about the details.The West Shore FaCT group hopes to change that by hosting a monthly speaker series on the topic.

The West Shore FaCT (Faith Communities Together for a Sustainable Future) is hosting an eight-speaker series once a month starting Nov. 5. The kick-off speaker will be Dr. Eric Schreiber, and will start at 7 p.m. The West Shore Unitarian Universalist Church (20401 Hilliard Blvd. in Rocky River) will host each guest speaker on the first Tuesday of the month, November through June.

West Shore FaCT is part of a larger group, FaCT Ohio, which boasts participants from 16 Ohio counties and three West Virginia counties, as well as members of 13 different faith traditions including Catholic, Protestant, and Jewish. Their mission is to work together to protect the natural environment through education, outreach, collaborative efforts, and public actions.

Their first speaker in the series will be Dr. Eric Schreiber who will address questions about the climate crisis. He began speaking about the climate crisis starting in 2006 after spending three days in Nashville with Al Gore and a team of climate scientists. He is a member of Al Gore’s Climate Reality program. His experience in Nashville paved the way for him to become a public speaker about the climate crisis the earth is facing.

During his talk, he will address the history of climate science, the impact of climate change, and what we can do about it. He will also answer questions from the audience. I know my column is coming out the day of the speaker, but I hope you will try to join me there! I am excited about this series as I am very interested in hearing from Dr. Schreiber and learning more about the Green New Deal!

The next speaker, on Tuesday, Dec. 3, will be David Beach. Mr. Beach is a writer and activist in Cleveland. He has been a local leading voice on environmental and regional planning issues for over 30 years. He founded EcoCity Cleveland and directed GreenCityBlueLake Institute at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History for nine years. He will speak about the Green New Deal’s proposed resolutions, which I am very interested to learn more about. Please mark Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. in your calendar now! 

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Volume 11, Issue 21, Posted 9:25 AM, 11.05.2019