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On November 14, 2021 UCAN held its fourth Climate LeadershipSummit.  Phil Hoffmeyer, the featured speaker, discussed how a community could preemptively prepare for large scale renewable energy projects proposed for their area.  Then participants broke into their specific working groups. Thirty community leaders worked diligently in their Task Force breakout sessions to address specific issues related to climate change. The final report contains Task Force accomplishments in 2021 and goals for 2022.C

Fall Clean-Up Saturday, November 20, 2021

On October 18, 2021 Keith Pitman,  Chief Executive Officer for the the Oneida-Madison Electric Cooperative (OMEC) gave a presentation:

Title: “Electrification is Coming – Why and How to Keep it Locally Beneficial and Solidly For the Consumers and Communities”
Overview:  Mr. Pitman will speak about and answer questions about what the transitioning electricity system will look like as we learn from history and look ahead to getting it right for generations to come. Utility/Asset Ownership, Control, Choice, Cooperation, and Entrepreneurial Inspired Opportunities will be the focus.

View the Presentation.

September 2021 Anne Saltman gave a talk on her report of ‘How Climate Change is Impacting Cazenovia’. Anne has gathered information about local characteristics that relate to a changing climate. She has summarized her research findings on long-term trends with air temperature and water temperature in Cazenovia Lake, precipitation rates, snowfall, duration of ice in/ice out the lake, extreme storm events, and periods of drought. Her report can be seen below.

April 2021 Caz Earth Week Earth week has wrapped up and the response was phenonemol! From tree planting to creek cleanup and learning on zoom, UCAN members and friends showed great interest and support for learning and doing something about climate change. Now is the time to take action.

Upper Left: Laurie Dudley and Brian Patterson discussing trees, Upper Right: Student tree planters, Bottom left: Thad Yorks providing substance for workers, Bottom Right: all volunteers

November 2020 Climate Leadership Summit III: Approximately 50 community leaders came together to address issues related to climate change and to develop some local workable solutions through action committees.

July 2020 220 Carbon consuming trees were planted at Stone Quarry Hill Art Park

2020 “Seize the Power” & 51st Anniversary of Earth Day April 18-25 Earth Week – Due to the Covid-19 pandemic most of the events for Earth week have been cancelled. However, A student panel of “Young People Leading as Climate Changers” was live streamed and a virtual One Planet Youth Fair did occur.

April 23, 2020 50th Anniversary of earth Day

April 25, 2020 Arbor Day

2019 Seize the Power Climate & Energy Action Fair

2018 Seize the Power Climate & Energy Action Fair


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