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GWI and Bard College: Hudson Valley Climate Salon Series: 10/29, 11/5, 11/12, and 11/19

Bard College Montgomery Place Campus, 26 Gardener Way, Red Hook, NY

The Good Work Institute and Bard are pleased to be teaming up to present the Hudson Valley Climate Salon Series. Held over the course of four Sunday afternoons at historic Montgomery Place, these sessions will provide a clear and honest assessment of the local risks and challenges that come with a chaotic climate.

From raging wildfires to this year’s unprecedented hurricane season, there is unequivocal evidence that a now unstable climate is already wreaking great havoc around the world. However, to gain a truly visceral understanding of situation, we need not travel far . With this series, we aim to bring the climate discussion home to the Hudson Valley and the Catskills, and to gain a deeper understanding of the potential impacts of a changing climate on the people and places of our communities.

While there is little doubt that this is a serious and somewhat sobering subject, these sessions will also leave attendees with tangible tools and tactics and the inspiration to help build more connected and resilient local communities.

October 29th: The Hudson River

With Jon Bowermeister (filmmaker), Libby Zemaitis (NY D.E.C), and Christian Crouch (Bard College)

Activity:   Hudson Canoe and Kayak Trip with Susan Rogers (Bard College)

November 5th: Farming
With Gidon Eshel (Bard College), Elizabeth Ryan (Stone Ridge Orchards)

Activity:   Montgomery Orchard Farm Tour with Talea and Doug Taylor (Montgomery Place Orchards)

November 12th: Forests

With Cathy Collins (Bard College), Gary Lovett (Cary Institute), John Thompson (Catskill Center)

Activity:  Tree identification and Climate Change Walk  with Amy Parella (Bard College)

November 19th : Lyme and Other Tick-borne Diseases

With Felicia Keesing (Bard College) and Richard Ostfeld (Cary Institute)

Activity: Tick Identification and Protection Lab With Felicia Keesing (Bard College) and Richard Ostfeld (Cary Institute)


These events are made possible with support from:

DandelionDandelion is a home geothermal company, with a breakthrough renewable heating and cooling solution. Dandelion offers high-performance equipment and a proprietary, low-cost installation process that allows homeowners to save money by switching from conventional heating fuels to geothermal heating and cooling.

Hudson Solar:  Hudson Solar is a leader in the design and installation of solar energy systems. We are a New York–based, family-owned business serving upstate New York. We design and install systems for residential, commercial, agriculture and municipal/non-profit organizations. Hudson Solar is a proud employer of military veterans.