NY - Energy Justice Event in Elmira

In late November, Mothers Out Front and the Elmira Poor People's Campaign collaborated on a powerful event to talk about Energy Justice at the Frederick Douglass Memorial AME Zion Church in Elmira! A crowd of 30 including Mayor Dan Mandell came to hear our two wonderful speakers tell us what alternatives and options we have when energy is a concern. After a potluck supper, we enjoyed singing together followed by the presentations of our special guest speakers, Eileen Hanrahan of Cornell Cooperative Extension and Laurie Wheelock of the Public Utility Law Project (PULP).



Becca Forsyth (standing) greets attendees at the Energy Justice Forum



Mothers Out Front Team Coordinator, Heather Stanton (in purple) and Elmira Mayor Dan Mandell (in the button down shirt) were among the attendees of this "powerful"event.



Eileen Hanrahan from Cornell Cooperative Extension broth these tools to demonstrate the high efficiency of LED light bulbs (everyone got to take two home) and of cellulose insulation vs. fiberglass.



We started the evening with a Poor People's Campaign movement song. "It has gone on far too long!"

Attached are the slides each speaker presented.  There is some fascinating information!  Also included is the contact information for both of our speakers.  They would love to continue the discussions that we started last week!!  Thank you to all who came out!!


Click on the titles below to view or download the presentations:


Speaker contact information:
Eileen Hanrahan
Cornell Cooperative
Energy Educator
Broome, Tioga and Chemung Counties
Laurie Wheelock
Public Utility Law Project
Staff Attorney
Toll-free (877) 669-2572

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