January brings a new series of Climate Solutions talks,
more island libraries will host the talk, "100% Renewable MV," and have discussions about its vision and it's time to consider running for office! 
This and more in this month's newsletter.
Also, please mark your calendars for our next ICAN full-group meeting, Sunday March 8th at 2pm.  We'll send more details as the date approaches. 

Thank you for being part of the Vineyard's climate action movement!
Climate Solutions Series Continues with "Beyond Fossil Fuel Homes"
The ICAN Climate Solutions series began in October with a focus on emergency preparedness.  Climate Solutions #2 focused on adapting to the impacts the climate crisis will bring. 

In December, we started talks about how to reduce our impact on the planet. The third talk in the series focused on the "100% Renewable MV" warrant article that we hope will be considered at all spring town meetings.

You can see all these past presentations on MVTV--
"100% Renewable MV"; "Adapt to the Impacts" and "Be Emergency Wise!"

Now we move on to Climate Solutions #4, with more specifics on reducing our buildings' energy impact.
"Beyond Fossil Fuel Homes"
January 25th, 2:30pm at the Oak Bluffs Library and
January 28th at 4pm at the West Tisbury Library

Come learn practical strategies for how you can lessen your home's contribution to climate change!
Monday January 6th at 7 PM   
Dr. Peter Neilley, Director of Global Forecasting Sciences & Technologies for The Weather Company will talk about how modern weather and climate forecasts are made and what we do and do not know about the weather's future-- whether tomorrow's or next century's.
100% Renewable MV by 2040
Rob Hannmann, chair of the Vineyard Sustainability Committee, will repeat his Climate Solutions #3 presentation.  Please come hear him speak if you haven't yet and encourage your friends to come: 
Thurs Jan 9, 5pm, Aquinnah Town Hall
Tues Jan 14, 7pm, Vineyard Haven Library
Sat Feb 1, 2pm, Edgartown Library
Wed Feb 12, 5pm, Chilmark Library
Learn about climate challenges to the town of Aquinnah and ideas generated by townspeople for priority adaptation action steps at their recent Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness planning meeting.  
SAT JAN 25, 2:30
TUES JAN 28, 4:00
The path to a renewable energy future includes retrofitting buildings for lower energy use, using electric heat pumps for heating & hot water, & generating electricity renewably. 
Marc Rosenbaum, building systems engineer, will speak about how to apply these strategies and kick the fossil fuel habit.
Be a climate hero and consider a run for office this year!  

This is the time to put your name forward to
be on the ballot for spring town elections. 

Be a voice for climate in local decision-making.  Conservation Commissions, Planning Boards, and Select Boards are particularly important places for climate discussions & decisions to occur.  Other important island-wide open positions include Airport Commissioners, Steamship Authority Board, and more. 
Find Out More on the ICAN Website
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