FANWOOD, NJ -- Mayor Colleen Mahr will welcome David Pringle of Empower NJ and Lauren O'Brien of Pay Up Climate Polluters to present New Jersey's Climate Emergency: Moving to a Green Economy & Holding Polluters Accountable on Sunday, Feb. 23. The presentation will begin at 4:00 p.m. at the Forest Road Park Building and will be followed by a Q&A session.
The event will focus on the role of fossil fuels in global warming, the need to cut emissions, and the positives and negatives of Gov. Murphy's new Energy Master Plan.
As the New Jersey Director for Pay Up Climate Polluters, Lauren O'Brien is launching this event as part in the national nonpartisan campaign to hold the fossil fuel industry accountable for their fair share of climate damages, as 15 other U.S. entities have done.
Many elected officials from across Union County are expected to attend, including:
- Assemblywoman Linda Carter, Plainfield
- Freeholder Angel Estrada, Elizabeth
- Mayor Colleen Mahr, Fanwood
- Mayor Al Smith, Scotch Plains
- Mayor Raymond Giacobbe, Rahway
- Mayor Nora Radest, Summit
- Mayor Joseph Signorello, Roselle Park
- Mayor Sara Todisco, Garwood
- Councilwoman Kathy Mitchell, Fanwood
- Councilwoman Elizabeth Stamler, Scotch Plains
- Councilman Jim Boyes, Westfield
- Councilman David Contract, Westfield
- Councilman Greg Vartan, Summit
- Councilwoman Michele Yamakaitis, Linden
- Councilman Stephen Yellin, Berkeley Heights
Attendees will learn about the new NJ Energy Master Plan, the realities of cutting carbon emissions in the state, and how we need to change our energy systems. The presentation will address how fossil fuel companies have known about their products' direct contribution to global warming, and their decades-long campaign to deceive the public about the realities of climate change.
Presenters will offer quick calls-to-action towards a green economy and polluter accountability. The event is free. RSVP to attend here.