Upcoming Events

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Past Events

April 22, 2023 UCAN Earth Day Event

Event with 20 Electric Vehicles, 20 Display tables and fun activities for children as well as a number of area clean-ups.
Special Thank You to all of our sponsors.

March 11, 2023 Climate Leadership Summit

A select group of community leaders met for several hours to discuss accomplishments and goals to address climate change in our area. Kate Hill of the Eagle Bulletin wrote a nice review of the summit. Following the presentation, participants broke out into three groups to define future goals and recommendations. You can read that report here.

Climate Leadership Summit 2021

On November 14, 2021 held its fourth Climate Leadership Summit. Approximately 50 community leaders met via zoom for our 3rd summit to address the climate crisis and develop ACTION PLANS for our community.  We have compiled a report of the summit.

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 Presented “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 Celebration

The week festivities wrapped up and the response was phenomenal! 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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