Thursday, January 30, 2014

Climate Science Presentation and Writers Group Meeting

Climate and Clean Energy Writers Group

A public education and outreach project of the Sierra Club Niagara Group

Meets this Monday, February 3rd

Presentation on Climate Science Basics


Frederick Stoss, MS, MLS - SUNY University at Buffalo Librarian for Biological Sciences, Ecology/Environmental Science, Geology and Math, will give a short presentation on Climate Change. 

Mr. Stoss has trained with the Climate Reality Project, founded by former Vice President Al Gore.

WHO:   Open to the public and free.  This event is geared toward those who wish to write about climate and clean energy issues, but all are welcome. 

WHAT: The Sierra Club's Climate and Clean Energy (CACE) Writers Group holds its February monthly meeting, co-sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Church of Buffalo (UUCB) Social Justice Task Force

WHEN:  Monday, February 3rd from 6:00 to 7:30 PM. The presentation and Q&A will take 45 minutes to an hour, followed by a short break when non-writers are welcome to exit if they like, leaving 30-45 minutes to review recent media reports and discuss writing projects

WHERE: Unitarian Universalist Church - 695 Elmwood at Ferry.  Use the garden entrance - meeting is in the 2nd floor Alliance Room

Writers Group

MAKE A DIFFERENCE - The Sierra Club is setting up a Climate and Clean Energy Writers Group to encourage a stronger voice for local advocates in the regional dialogue on climate change and renewables.  The plan is to meet monthly, hear a short presentation on a relevant topic, discuss energy related news, letters and articles, and encourage each other to write for publication on topics of interest.

We are seeking writers of all ages and are very interested in getting the word out via various media, including print and the internet.  If you would like to write, critique writing, or track local news items, please let us know.

What is the process:
You are encouraged at any time to write letters to the editor, op-eds, blogs – any way to express your opinion about climate and clean energy issues. 
There is no process required. If you would like us to help you with fact checking or editing, or any form of encouragement, please contact us.
The monthly meetings are meant to provide stimulating information and a chance to talk together, but If you can’t make a given meeting, don’t let that stop you from expressing yourself.

Guidelines for articles and letters to the Buffalo News can be found at:

County Executive Mark Poloncarz has set up a great page laying out how to write letters to the editor to local media, at    

We meet the first Monday of each month.  882-9237 or for more information

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