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 Lief Horwitz, chair of the Bainbridge Island Multi-Modal Transportation Advisory Committee (MTAC), will tell us what people on Bainbridge would like to see in non-car transportation (based on the recent survey).

Erika Shriner, local writer and activist will present share ideas for how Bainbridge can become a less car-oriented city.

Sat May 19th 10-11:30am Future Energy Challenges Look back on the history of energy, current challenges and what the future holds for developing a new model.
September TBA