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Climate Reality Project: How to talk to elected leaders

February 25 @ 5:45 pm - 8:00 pm

Activate Democracy for Climate Action

Presented by: Climate Reality: Pittsburgh & Southwestern PA

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Doors Open: 5:45pm

Program starts: 6pm

I. Keynote

PA State Rep Sara Innamorato – will give us insider tips on how to persuade our elected officials to take swift climate action, and why local campaigns need your help. She will also give a policy update on climate & pollution issues such as radioactive waste in PA. (Rep. Innamorato is a trained Climate Reality Leader and is here for educational purposes. Climate Reality is a non-partisan organization.)

II. Panel Discussion with Successful Frontline Leaders + Q&A

Felicia Bute, Climate Reality Leader & advocate for fair elections, public transport, and urban agriculture

Lisa Graves MarcucciEnvironmentaI Integrity Project – Pennsylvania Coordinator, Community Outreach

Bob Schmetzer, Beaver County Marellus Awareness Community; Council President, South Heights, PA

III. Skill Share: Why and how to write Letters to the Editor

Debra SmitBREATHE project & Climate Reality Leader; journalist

**LOCATION NOTE: the Center for Sustainable Landscapes is behind the main Phipps botanic gardens. Attendees will need to drive or walk down Frew St. Extension. Please see map below. For detailed bike, bus, and accessibility info, please visit Phipps Directions & Parking info. Free parking for our visitors is available on the Frew St. Extension. Metered parking on Schenley Drive is free at 6pm.

1 Schenley Drive, Pittsburgh, PA, 15213