Bainbridge Island Climate and Energy Forum

2017-2018 Discussion Series
Location: Eagle Harbor Congregational Church

Day Time Topic Speakers
Sat Oct 21st 10-11:30am Bainbridge Island Climate Impact Assessment & Comprehensive Plan Update Sen. Christine Rolfes; Lara Hansen, EcoAdapt; Val Tolefson, BI Mayor.
Sat Nov 18th 10-11:30am Electrification of Transportation Steve Johnson, Bill Moyer, Kitsap Transit and Art Anderson Assoc for the Ferries
Wed Jan 17th 7-8:30pm Climate Justice : Climate Change through a Social Justice Lens Panel discussion moderated by Running Grass, Executive Director of Three Circles Center. Featuring: Kim Powe, Dir. of Climate Justice, Puget Sound SAGE, Hodan Hassan, Climate Ustice Organizer, Got Green, & Sapna Sopori, Dir. of Youth and Community Education, Islandwood.
Wed Feb 28th


7-8:30pm Carbon Fee and Dividend Legislation
How Carbon Fee and Dividend Legislation can lower atmospheric CO2 concentrations and mitigate multigenerational risks to human survival. Sponsored by Bainbridge Island Citizens’ Climate Lobby.
Speakers include Dr. Mark Vossler, MD, who will discuss the health risks of climate change and the benefits of atmospheric CO2 reduction. Kyle Murphy, Executive Director of Carbon Washington will speak about Gov. Inslee’s recent carbon tax proposal and other WA state legislation. Mike Kelly, island resident, CEO of Tech DNA and local CCL leader and legislative liaison, will discuss the CCL Carbon Fee and Dividend proposal and the Washington DC political climate.
Sat March 17th 10-11:30am The Myth of Natural Gas: Fossil fuels & Greenwashing Lead by Tarika Powell, Senior Research Associate at the Sightline Institute.This talk will address two questions: Does natural gas deserve its clean reputation? What role should it play in a clean energy future?
Sat April 28th 10-11:30am Rethinking Transportation Speakers to be determined
Sat May 19th 10-11:30am Tribal Adaptation Actions Eliza Ghitis from NWIFC, Tribal Member – TBA
Sat June 16th 10-11:30am BI Businesses Making a Difference! TBA