DeKalb Green New Deal Kick Off Event

Start: Monday, April 17, 2023 6:30 PM

End: Monday, April 17, 2023 8:00 PM

Our DeKalb Green New Deal is a people-powered organizing effort that will elevate the realities of the climate crisis, push for bold solutions and help enact meaningful policy solutions to protect our communities. From volunteering to revitalize our landscapes to advocating for vital legislation that your Board of Commissioners and state leadership can vote on, my team and I are bringing the fight against climate change to the people, DeKalb's people.

You won't want to miss this in-person event on bold, urgent, local climate action and how you can get involved. Not to mention our featured guest speaker is Dr. Jacqueline Echols, South River Watershed Alliance Board President, discussing protecting the South River.

*This in person event will also include a virtual option- if you are interested in attending virtually please RSVP. We will email this virtual link closer to time.

Event Schedule

6:30 pm Doors open

6:45 pm Event starts

7:15 pm Q&A

7:30 pm Event ends, we welcome you to stay for mingling

8:00 pm Doors close

Zoom Series

Following this in person event on 4/17 will be an evening zoom series from 7 - 8 pm on 4/18, 4/19, 4/20 to dive deeper on topics of the DeKalb Green New Deal. See below and RSVP today.

April 18, 7 - 8 pm via Zoom: Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency

  • Featured Guest Speakers and Topics include:
    • DeKalb County's 100% Clean Energy Resolution
    • Samantha Pettigrew Project Manager, Sustainable Communities and Transportation & Sumner Pomeroy, Project Manager, Clean Cities Georgia at Southface, discussing 100% Clean Energy for Municipalities
    • Gordon Kenna, Special Projects Coordinator with DeKalb County Public Works, discussing Electric Vehicle Expansion

April 19, 7 - 8 pm via Zoom: A Just and Equitable DeKalb Green New Deal

  • Featured Guest Speakers and Topics include:
    • Will Johnston, Executive Director of the MicroLife Institute, discussing Housing as a Climate Change Solution
    • Malek Alarmash, Program Manager at Tekton Training Center, discussing Green Jobs in Clarkston, GA
    • Dorian DeBarr, President of Decide DeKalb, discussing Redevelopment and Sustainability in DeKalb

April 20, 7 - 8 pm via Zoom: Conservation and Access to Nature

    • Jamie Rosenthal, Founder and CEO of Roots Down, discussing Productive Urban Landscapes and the Fruitful Libraries Resolution
    • Lesford Duncan, CEO of Greening Youth Foundation, discussing Green Jobs

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