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Sierra Club - Rochester Regional Group's "20th Annual Environmental Forum" A Fr

Description: Sierra Club - Rochester Regional Group's
"20th Annual Environmental Forum"
&
the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce's
"Trends Speakers Series"

partner to bring you:

Title: A Free Enterprise Solution to Climate Change
Who: Bob Inglis, former Republican Congressional House Representative from S. Carolina
Date: Wed., April 17, 2019
Time: 5:00-8:00pm, see below for details
Where: Rochester Riverside Convention Center, 123 E. Main St., Rochester, 14604
Suggested Donation: $10. You decide based on your budget and the value you place on this event. All are welcome!
Co-sponsors: Citizens' Climate Lobby, UofR College Republicans, Mothers Out Front, Rochester People's Climate Coalition, Pachamama Alliance of Rochester
Facebook event here FY enjoyment and updates, but please officially register here
Registration required in advance, donation optional: http://bit.ly/041719Inglis

Program Timeline:

5:00 - 5:45p – Tabling Expo
6:00 – 7:30p – Keynote address with Q&A
7:30 – 8:00p – Tabling Expo (same organizations as pre-Keynote)
Does your organization want a table?

First come, first served, space is limited.
Cost: $50 for non-profits, $100 for businesses / for-profit organizations
Contact: Michele.Hefferon@GreaterRochesterChamber.com
This year, your Sierra Club Regional Rochester Group is proud to announce that we are working with new partners to bring to Rochester a new conversation about climate change, one that will engage audiences that were previously hard to reach.

Through our membership in Rochester People’s Climate Coalition, we are working with our allies Mothers Out Front, Citizens’ Climate Lobby, the Pachamama Alliance, and others. This year, the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce and the University of Rochester College Republicans are first-time collaborators on our Earth Day event! This is hopeful news as it illustrates that climate change has become an issue of great concern for people across economic belief systems and across the political aisle, and it gives us an opportunity to explore promising solutions that arise there. It also enables our local climate movement to engage with bipartisan and other conservative audiences that might not take seriously a Sierra Club or other “progressive” or “environmental” voice. While we live in dishearteningly divided times, this is an incredible opportunity for the Sierra Club to lead on bridging those divides and finding common ground towards solutions that work for everyone.

Please join us and former Congressman Bob Inglis (Republican, South Carolina) for a discussion about climate change and a promising path forward to solving this great global crisis.

As Executive Director of republicEn.org, Inglis works to bring together Americans to lead the way on a free-enterprise solution to climate change, showcase #EcoRight ideas and momentum, call upon American greatness, and summon in lawmakers the courage to work together on this important issue.

Inglis has said, "Policies based on bedrock conservatism could harness the power of free enterprise while being acceptable to many progressives. America could lead the world to solutions on climate change. We can get there. On climate change and many other issues, we just need to ask our leaders for solutions rather than scapegoats, for light rather than heat, for courage rather than outrage."

Takeaways from this interactive presentation will include:

1. With a true level playing field (void of subsidies for various fuels and renewables), free enterprise can deliver the innovation to solve climate change.

2. A carbon tax needs to be structured so it is 'revenue neutral' meaning you cut taxes somewhere else or you dividend the money back.

3. The tax swap also has to be border adjustable so that it is applied on imports. Then you get China and rest of the world in on the deal.

Join us. This promises to be groundbreaking-- the biggest Earth Day event in Rochester ever. The Rochester climate movement is alive, growing, and making a difference here in our community! Come see and learn with us.

Registration required in advance, donation optional: http://bit.ly/041719Inglis

Location: Rochester Riverside Convention Center, 123 E. Main St., Rochester, 14604
Date: Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Time: 5:00pm-8:00pm EDT
Duration: 3 hours
Priority: 5-Medium
Access: Public
Created by: Ted Wilcox
Updated: Tuesday, April 9, 2019 8:45pm GMT