Environmental Caucus

Environmental Caucus

Starts: Friday, Jul. 18 4:30 PM

Ends: Friday, Jul. 18 5:45 PM

Room: 354

Join us for an engaging discussion on environmental issues. We’ll seek to come away with some tangible steps on two key questions.

1. With the recent introduction of the EPA Clean Power proposal, the retirement of almost half of the nation’s coal plants, and the increase in clean energy generation, the environmental movement has witnessed great strides in the right direction. However, there is still more to be done. What are our next efforts going to be to build on this momentum? What are the next challenges, major or minor, we expect to face?

2. As the world adopts a more global approach to problem solving, consider how can we promote the concept of “the global environment” (as others have promoted the concept of “the global economy)? Outside of bringing attention to the issue of climate disruption and how it relates to the global problem, what other issues should we use to highlight the global environment “brand”?

Moderators

Marta Stoepker

After four years working in the U.S. Senate on energy and environmental policy, Marta Stoepker joined the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal Campaign in March 2014. She is currently based in Los Angeles and oversees the communications operations for California, Hawaii, and Nevada.