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National Volunteer Week

By Bree Guy A world-wide event, President Trump declared Sunday, April 19th through Saturday, April 25th National Volunteer Week, 2020 for the United States. In the proclamation, he states that “civic engagement and volunteering strengthens this country and our national character is judged on how we help others.” You can find the proclamation here. […] Earth Day also happens to fall within National Volunteer Week. This year’s theme is climate action. People and local organizations are still working hard to spread information and volunteer their time… Read More »National Volunteer Week

Centre Climate: How local groups are making a difference, and how to join them

BY JONATHAN BROCKOPP Greta Thunberg, that inspiring Swedish activist, has received a lot of attention for her strong words on climate change. “How dare you!” she famously scolded world leaders at the United Nations, adding: “You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words.” But locally, our children have been just as outspoken. I attended the “climate strike” on Sept. 20, where one young activist pointed out that they feel forced “to do the brunt of the work, because our older generations –… Read More »Centre Climate: How local groups are making a difference, and how to join them

UAJA solar project to create $7 million in energy savings

By DICK JONESSpecial to the Gazette STATE COLLEGE — The University Area Joint Authority’s solar energy project is expected to create at least $7 million in energy savings over a 30-year span. That’s what a group of 50 people, including municipal and county officials and members of Citizens’ Climate Lobby, learned during a presentation and tour on Sept. 22. Cory Miller, UAJA’s executive director, explained the finances, benefits, maintenance and administration of the solar energy effort, which is a public-private partnership between UAJA and New… Read More »UAJA solar project to create $7 million in energy savings

‘Something to be proud of’: State College residents go on tour of solar array

Melissa Manno, The Daily Collegian “But where is all of this energy coming from?” one audience member joked as a projector and lights were put on in preparation for the oncoming presentation. “All solar,” Cory Miller responded. “All of it’s coming from our solar grid.” The State College chapter of Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL) sponsored a tour and presentation of the University Area Joint Authority solar array on Sept. 22 at UAJA’s Spring Control Facility. State College’s CCL chapter is one of 550 chapters worldwide… Read More »‘Something to be proud of’: State College residents go on tour of solar array

Penn State Professors Talk Climate Change in Joint Lecture

On Sunday afternoon at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Penn State Professors, Dr. Joel Landry and Dr. Seth Blumsack, delivered their joint lecture, “Climate Change: The Cost of Doing Nothing.” Both professors emphasized that change needs to start with individuals no matter the policy choices made at state and federal levels throughout their presentations. “We are all going to have to engage in fairly large-scale adaptation,” Blumsack said. “We ought to be thinking about things like our transportation systems and our buildings because the amount of cooperation… Read More »Penn State Professors Talk Climate Change in Joint Lecture

Citizens’ Climate Lobby Hosts “The Benefits of Doing Something …” Lecture

On Sunday, April 7 at 3 p.m., Penn State professors Dr. Joel Landry and Dr. Seth Blumsack will present their lecture: “Climate Change: The Cost of Doing Nothing” at St. Andrews Episcopal Church downtown. This event will be sponsored by the State College chapter of Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL). The two professors will discuss the economic impacts of climate change. Blumsack’s and Landry’s research and teachings have centered around energy, electric power systems, electricity markets, regulatory economic policies, climate change policies, and energy and transportation… Read More »Citizens’ Climate Lobby Hosts “The Benefits of Doing Something …” Lecture