Climate change means erratic weather, melting polar ice caps, rising seas and more intense hurricanes, droughts and floods. Green energy means lower greenhouse gas emissions and more trees left standing to combat desertification, reduce soil erosion, and offset CO2 in the atmosphere. Learn more about the interactions between the two, tonight, in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village. Francis ole Sakuda and Daniel Salau of the Simba Maasai Outreach Organization (SIMOO) in Kenya will discuss the realities of climate change for indigenous communities in Kenya and elsewhere. They’ll also describe their use of solar power to bring energy and new opportunities to rural communities off the grid. Here are the details:
When: Friday, April 25, 2008, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Judson Hall Church, Washington Square South (at West 4th Street’entrance at 239 Thompson St.)
Maasai bead work will be for sale (crafted by women’s groups in Kenya) and there’ll be refreshments, too. Co-sponsored by Brighter Green, Sierra Club NYC Group and Tribal Link Foundation.