June 2023 Newsletter

Dear State College CCL folks,

Are you having trouble keeping up with all the climate related news?  Do you want to know more about recent legislation and the benefits available for electrification and energy efficiency?  Do you work for a business or belong to a nonprofit that would like to save money on energy?  CCL can help.  See below for  
–a June 8 presentation geared to businesses and nonprofits. Tell your friends and neighbors about this opportunity
–our monthly meeting where we will learn more about CCL’s analysis of recent legislation and the power of these incentives 
–tabling opportunities where CCL volunteers can spread the word about the new energy transformation

At our meeting on Tuesday, June 20, we will discuss successful tabling practices and other things we can do to spread the news.  Please join us. 
Sylvia Neely

Monthly Chapter Meeting
Tuesday, June 20, 2023, 
5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Rm 6
780 Waupelani Road
State College, PA 16801
Energy Efficiency for Business and Nonprofit Organizations
If you are a business, building owner, developer, or nonprofit, you could be leaving money on the table that can help you lower monthly energy costs. By investing in energy efficiency now, businesses and nonprofits can mitigate the impact of increasing energy prices and ensure long-term cost stability. Improved efficiency also improves air quality and comfort for those who occupy the building. There has never been a better time to learn about the rebates available from West Penn Power as well as the new 2023 tax incentives and programs made available through the Inflation Reduction Act. The Centre County Council of Governments and the CBICC have lined up experts to share this important information in a free presentation that is open to the public. Please Register Here 
June 8, 2023
4 pm- 5 pm
Eric J. Barron Innovation HUB
123 S. Burrowes Street
State College, PA
 CCL Members in Action 

Tabling at Pride Day. 
The summer tabling season has started and we will have a table at the festival following the Pride Day Parade on Saturday, June 10 in the afternoon.  The location is Allen Street in front of the Borough Building in State College.  Diane could use a couple of people to help her set up and staff the table.  If you are interested, write to her at tabling@statecollegeccl.org or sign up on SignUpGenius
Save the Date –Tabling at Arts Fest
Our most successful outreach event every year is tabling at Arts Fest in State College.  Please save the dates and plan to help with tabling on Friday, July 14 and Saturday, July 15.  If there is enough interest, we could also table on Thursday, July 13.  We will send out a sign up form soon for this event.  If you have questions about how you can participate, please contact Diane Mills at tabling@StateCollegeCCL.org or Sandy Hoyte at sandymhoyte@gmail.com.  We need lots of enthusiastic volunteers for this event!
OpEd for May
Sylvia Neely wrote an OpEd (published in the Centre Daily Times of May 14) on the subject of food waste and emissions.  It all began with a coffee cake.  “Confronting the Reality of Food Waste.”
Live Stream of June DC conference
If you cannot make it to Washington for the CCL conference this month, you can still stay up to date on what is going on by watching the proceedings via zoom or live stream on YouTube.  Check out the program and register for the event here.  The conference begins on Sunday, June 11 at 9 am and concludes on Monday evening.  Those attending in person will then head to Capitol Hill on Tuesday to meet with members of Congress and Senators.  It is exciting to have an in-person lobby day again!
May Monthly Call
The featured speaker on the CCL national monthly call for May was Prof. Adam Smith from the University of Michigan.  He is an expert on the global flow of energy and mineral resources.  His talk addressed the transition away from fossil fuels and toward clean energy that will require massive amounts of metals that go into the production of electric vehicles, batteries, induction stoves, wind turbines and solar panels. Do enough of these metals exist to get the job done? Where can they be found and can they be extracted in a sustainable manner that doesn’t lay waste to our environment?  You can listen to or watch his presentation here.

Community News

PennEnvironment Annual Lobby Day
PennEnvironment’s annual Virtual Climate Action Lobby Day will be held on Thursday, June 8, where you can Zoom directly with your state legislators and tell them the urgency of addressing the climate crisis.  PennEnvironment will schedule the meetings with your legislators, provide you with materials and training to prepare for the meetings, and plan other great activities for you to participate in.  They will set up the thirty-minute meetings  between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. with a virtual rally from 12:15 – 12:45 p.m.  You can sign up here.
RGGI – Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative
Resources for the Future has issued a report on the effects of RGGI in PA.  “The Prospects for Pennsylvania as a RGGI Member.”
May 2023 Newsletter
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