We were joined this week by our good friends and non-profit partner organization,
Clean Air-Cool Planet, to talk turkey on U.S. Climate Change and Energy Policy. As promised, we’ve posted the full call here! Introduced by 1% for the Planet ED Terry Kellogg, CA-CP President Rafe Pomerance and CEO Adam Markham lead the call. There’s also an informative Q & A session at the end.
This audio issue is the first in a series of recorded environmental issue-brief calls — the 1% Brown Bag Lunch Series — that will take place every other month or so.
What environmental issue would you like to learn about? Whether it’s biodiversity and rainforest preservation, the global water crisis and the emerging practice of water footprinting, the forthcoming international climate change treaty, or maybe it’s the endangered Blunt-Nosed Leopard Lizard perks your interest — send us an email or a tweet with your vote. We will pick upcoming topics based on your interests!
On Tuesday, July 28 at 1:00 pm (EST), we will hold the first of our 1% Brown Bag Lunch conference call for our 1% community of 1% Member businesses and approved environmental organizations.
Our good friends and 1% Recipient organization, Clean Air–Cool Planet, will lead the first call of the series. For about an hour, we will learn about the latest in climate and energy legislation in Washington, D.C., the American Clean Energy and Security Act (ACES), which currently resides in the Senate. The historic bill aims to put a price on the emissions of greenhouse gases created in the United States. The plan may transform the way we support our economy’s growing energy demands, use our transportation systems, and invest in businesses and technology.
If you are a 1% Member business or 1% approved non-profit partner, keep an eye out for call-in details in your inbox. Also, we’ll be sharing the the full-audio recordings right here, on the 1% for the Planet Blog, during the week following the call. And if you find yourself tirelessly trolling social networks for the latest news like we are, you can find and contribute to live updates of the call on the 1% Twitter page.
About the experts:
Clean Air-Cool Planet is a leading non-profit organization dedicated solely to finding and promoting solutions to global warming. CEO Adam Markham will lead with a brief overview of the organization’s work in practical corporate engagement in climate change solutions. President Rafe Pomerance will follow and answer your questions about the American Clean Energy and Security Act – also known as the Waxman-Markey Bill – and efforts in Washington to help develop new climate policies. Formerly Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Environment and Development and U.S. representative to Kyoto negotiations, Pomerance is also the founder of National Clean Air Coalition coordinator and Climate Policy Center.
We are more than delighted to share that Clif Bar & Company will be hosting a 1% for the Planet Happy Hour at the Summer Outdoor Retailer Show in Salt Lake City this week. Terry our CEO and Melody our VP will be in house to unveil a teaser of our new film due out this summer, there will be New Belgium Brewing bike bells for the first 50 attendees and co-branded Clif Bar/ 1% pint glasses to go with the free local brew.
Aside from the free beer and member giveaways, know we’ll have a wonderful attendance of true change agents in the Outdoor Retailer space. We encourage you to rally your friends and join our members and friends so we all can meet, network, and learn how you can get involved with the charging momentum of the 1% for the Planet movement! A very Happy Hour indeed . . . . we look forward to seeing you there!
Our good friends in Hermosa Beach, California, are hosting a phenomenal beach party in honor of our planet – and to benefit 1% for the Planet. You’re invited!
At 12 noon the Hermosa Beach Green Expo opens along the pier. Exhibitors will give you the opportunity to learn what strides this community is making in encouraging their local businesses to make a commitment to the planet, and how you can help!
Be sure to stick around for 6 pm as all are welcome to boogie down to the California reggae vibes of Rebelution, all to support 1% for the Planet with the Hermosa Beach community!
It’s a FREEshow– and is going to be a rocking day on a stunning stretch of Southern California beach. Including booths with green goods and services, environmental non-profits, and a blowout music concert to boot- this party is surely one not to be missed!
Mark your calendars for Sunday, July 26th and do swing by the 1% for the Planet booth to say hello – we look forward to seeing you there!