November 29, 2020 by stephenshubert

Would you like to know what headway San Juan County has made in developing a vibrant local food system and achieving energy independence?  Last November, Transition Lopez Island launched Fossil Free by ‘33, a campaign to move our county towards a sustainable, equitable and resilient future in three major areas:  Food, Ag & Water, Energy & Transportation, and Plastics & Consumerism. 

 On December 5th, 1:00-5:00 pm, the group is hosting a virtual event to update the community on progress, encourage conversations and produce concrete next steps.A lively program has been planned to jumpstart conversation.

  Vicki Robin, Whidbey Island author, innovator, and speaker, will deliver the keynote address on how her current project, What Could Possibly Go Right? could inform our efforts here in the San Juan Islands.  Next, attendees will choose between two concurrent sessions. Eating is a Radical Act, led by the Food/Ag Team, will examine the critical role that consumers play in ensuring success of a local food system by literally putting their money where their mouths are. Electrifying our Future Now, the discussion sponsored by the Energy/Transportation Team, will showcase exciting developments in the renewable energy world in our county.

These sessions will be followed by an hour long roundtable dialogue with local and state policy makers, including:State Senator Liz LovelettCindy Wolf, newly-elected County Council member Brian Silverstein, OPALCO Board Member Faith Van de Putte, Agriculture Resources Committee Kevin Ranker, one of the originators of the bold New Deal San Juan Islands policy project of the Madrona Institute.  Join Transition Lopez Island on December 5th to actively engage with solutions in community with your neighbors:Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 950 4199 8815 Passcode: 873910

I hope to see you there!Thanks for reading,David Turnoy
Chair, San Juan County Democrats
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