About 80 people attended the North Country Climate Conference event, Friday, June 17, at the SUNY Adirondack Campus in Queensbury, N.Y. The conference, featuring workshops, presentations and music, was co-sponsored by Green Mountain College and SUNY Plattsburgh.
GMC student Simon James lives by the slogan: “reduce, reuse and recycle.” He walks or bikes to get places.
“I buy locally grown food as much as possible, which is a huge carbon footprint reducer,” he said. James is pursuing a dual major in philosophy and environmental engineering and ecology.
William Pierce of Plattsburgh said he would like to bike more, but it is not often practical. “What would be a 2- to 3-minute drive for me would be a 20-minute walk,” he said.
The conference included three interactive breakout sessions focusing on achievable realistic strategies including lifestyle changes to reduce carbon, communicating about climate changes, informing government policy and action and climate change in the marketplace. Next year’s conference will be hosted by Green Mountain College on April 21, 2017.
For more details, read this story on the conference in the Post Star.