What: Town Hall Meeting on Climate Change: Upping the Game!
Where: Met High School, 810 V St., Sacramento
When: Saturday, May 17, 9:30am–4:00pm (doors open at 8:30am; party until 5:30pm)
Cost: $10–20 donation; no one turned away for lack of funds (18 and under free)
Information and registration: http://sactownhallmeeting.wordpress.com/

Climate change is already affecting the Sacramento region but the pace of response so far has been limited. Considering the scope of the challenge, we must “up the game.”

Democracy in action

A town hall is democracy in action. This historic full-day event, the Town Hall Meeting on Climate Change, will bring the community together to seek concrete local solutions to the climate crisis.

A remarkable Keynote

Mark Hertsgaard, author of HOT: Living Through the Next Fifty Years on Earth, will be the keynote, with Erik de Kok bringing the discussion back home to the Sacramento area. Radio personality Kat Maudru will be the MC.

There will be segments of the day for public input, elected officials will let us know how we can help them effect change, and we will gather by interest area to create an Action Plan with concrete actions that continue beyond the town hall. The day will end with a party and live band. A second Town Hall is planned for 2015 to update the Action Plan and measure progress.

Networking for solutions

The Town Hall Meeting on Climate Change will bring together the broad spectrum of interests and expertise in the Sacramento region. Many organizations, individuals, and agencies are already actively working on parts of the solution. The Town Hall will help network these diverse interests to encourage effective and immediate action. As an example of our capacity for creative solutions, the PA system for the event will be people-powered. In addition, we will have valet bike parking to encourage low-carbon transport. The event is sponsored by 350 Sacramento, with support from many other organizations. Access Sacramento will film and broadcast the Town Hall.

The Town Hall on Climate Change will be held on Saturday, May 17 at The Met High School, 810 V. St in Sacramento. Register prior to the event at http://sactownhallmeeting.wordpress.com/ to participate in developing the Action Plan and receive important information. A donation of $10–20 is requested at the door; no one will be turned away for lack of funds (18 and under free). We welcome additional endorsers, cosponsors, and donations.

We encourage folks from Davis to attend and pay close attention in case we want to hold a similar Town Hall meeting in Davis.  Share the details with this poster.

More information/registration at http://sactownhallmeeting.wordpress.com/or contact Laurie Litman, 916-284-1627 or info@350sacramento.org.