Press Release: Path to Positive: Climate Day LA Conference Nov. 6 to Discuss Local Climate Solutions for Los Angeles

Posted by in # Press Releases on November 2, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT:
Stef McDonald,  smcdonald@climateresolve.org

PATH TO POSITIVE: LOS ANGELES CLIMATE DAY LA

NOVEMBER 6 CONFERENCE TO DISCUSS LOCAL CLIMATE SOLUTIONS FOR LOS ANGELES

LOS ANGELES (November 2)—Los Angeles area grassroots leaders will meet at Climate Day LA, a November 6 conference at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in downtown Los Angeles.

WHAT: Climate Day LA is a grassroots exercise in building new leadership within five sectors—faith, health, business, higher education and local government. On Climate Day LA, facilitators will help attendees draft a Climate Declaration for Los Angeles. The resulting declaration will stand as a guide for action for local, state, federal, and international government. Local leaders attending COP21, the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris (November 30 to December 11), will share this unique LA message on the global stage. On November 6, following the conference, local faith leaders will offer an interfaith prayer service. The Climate Day LA conference is part of the larger Path to Positive campaign jointly organized by the nonprofits Climate Resolve and ecoAmerica.

WHEN: Friday, November 6, 8:00 am – 2:30 pm

WHERE: Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels conference center in downtown Los Angeles

WHO: Conference attendees will be joined by local leaders engaged in climate action. These leaders include: Dr. Alex Hall (Professor, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, UCLA); Lauren Faber (Deputy Chief Sustainability Officer, City of LA); Wendell Brase (Vice Chancellor, UC Irvine); Romel Pascual (Executive Director, CicLAvia); Dr. Linda Rudolph (Director, Climate Change and Public Health Project, Public Health Institute); Katherine Perez-Estolano (Member, ELP Advisors); Bill Funderburk (Partner, Castellón & Funderburk LLP); Ron Milam (Sustainability Consultant, Ron Milam Consulting); and others.

SUPPORT: Nonprofit and educational supporters include Cal State Northridge, California Nurses Association, Latino Business Association, California Environmental Justice Alliance, IKAR-LA congregation, The Nature Conservancy, California Interfaith Power & Light, Trust for Public Land, and The Wilderness Society, among many others.

The platinum sponsor is Dignity Health, one of the nation’s largest health care systems, including eight hospitals and other affiliated care centers in the Southern California area.

MORE INFO: More information can be found online: www.pathtopositive.la. Tickets are free, but registration is required: www.climatedayla.eventbrite.com.
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