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I'm not sure I sent this to the right email last week so here we go again. Apologies if there are any duplicates.
Ithaca Sanctuary Alliance Meeting, Tuesday June 29, 2021 5:30pm-6:35pm
Jessie’s Summer Camp. All congregations should recruit drivers and phone their respective camps to notify them of the names of all drivers who will potentially be dropping off or picking Jessie up. Also please remind volunteers to make a mental note of what items Jessie is dropped off with (which will vary from camp to camp) so that they make sure she comes home with all the same items. So far, most organizations have one or two drivers who have volunteered to do multiple days or trips. If anyone is having trouble finding people, FCC has extra people willing to drive, so please contact Andy or Kristen at least a week in advance. The camps should be notified of the drivers no later than the morning of the Friday before. If any of the drivers would like to meet Jessie and Drucila ahead of time, that can be arranged through the ISA reps or Amy Stoll (FCCI member who has been helping D. with camps) at scottamy@...
Camp Week Location Camp hours ISA Member Org Volunteers lined up?
July 12-16 Children’s Garden 9am-12pm First Baptist yes
July 19-23 Primitive Pursuits 9:30am-1:30pm Tikkun v’Or not yet
July 26-30 Heart and Home 9am-1pm St. Catherine’s not yet
August 2-6 Primitive Pursuits 9:30-1:30 FUSIT/Living hope yes
August 9-13 Heart and Home 9:00-1:00pm St. Paul’s/FH not yet
August 16-20 Children’s garden 9:00-1:00pm FCCI yes
Medical Updates: On July 22nd, D. had minor surgery at the Surgicare with Dr. Stephanie DeBuck. They removed a ganglion cyst which they described as located in an unusual place and larger than normal. It was pressing on nerves and tendons, so they are hopeful that by removing it, she will feel relief of the pain that was extending up to her elbow. We have not yet seen a bill, but we are going to apply for the CMC program for people with no insurance. The out of pocket cost will run between $2400 and $3,000, but we’re hopeful some of that will be forgiven.
At her dental cleaning, the x-rays revealed that she has impacted wisdom teeth that should be removed. She said that two of them are starting to come in and causing her some pain. Andy scheduled a consultation with oral surgeon Dr. Bonniwel for August 23rd. Rachel Wilson volunteered to accompany her on this visit. The cost of removing impacted wisdom teeth will vary, and won’t be known until the consult, but could run between $2000 and $3500.
Legal updates: July 29, 2021 will mark the one year anniversary of the day that Drucila arrived at FCCI. Because her lawyers are pro-bono, it is difficult to get a consultation with them, and only FCC’s lawyer has permission to discuss her case. The Sanctuary Ministry Team at FCC will ask for a meeting between the two lawyers just to get an update and possible timeframe as we move to sign another 6-month renewal of her sanctuary agreement.
Year-end volunteer recognition and “look to the future” picnic: We have been so fortunate to have so many people willing to help support D. and Jessie this year and we would like to formally recognize them. We had a brief discussion about how best to do that, and the consensus was that a picnic (at FCCI so D. can attend) makes the most sense. We decided to try Sept. 12th at 12:00pm so we can send out save the date notices. This picnic can serve the double purpose of recognizing all of the people that contributed their time and money over the past year, as well as bring in new volunteers who are interested in helping out in the future.
Carpentry class update: Every year The Hammerstone Carpentry School sponsors a class for female students at Open Doors English. This year the class was held in the parking lot at FCCI so that D. could participate. 12 women worked from 9-am-3pm to build themselves flower boxes. The staff at ODE wrote a nice thank you card to FCCI and the Sanctuary Alliance that Kristen read some of aloud.
Budget Review – Andy W. walked everyone through the budget which can be found at https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1B8SxbQu7op1xSIDJd_fNc3JF2KbW15zny9NxoFYEhws/edit#gid=1318149215.
Highlights include: 1) the continued unsolicited monthly donations, and generous donations by ISA members of food. Together with the Tikkyn v’Or fundraiser and the hanging basket fundraiser have brought in over $4000 2) the final figures for the apartment installation where $1,495; 3) although we have not yet been billed for any of it, D.’s surgery will run between $2,400 and $3,000. 4) the dental donation of $420 by Dr. McCutcheon. To date it has cost $8,072.11 to support the two of them at FCCI.
Apartment Construction- Herb reported that he, Danny Fox, and Kristen had completed the installation of the new electrical circuit, range hood, stove, and cabinets in the apartment. The project took Danny and Herb about four days with Kristen assisting one morning to install the roof vent. D. is now thrilled that she can cook steak, bake chicken, and learn how to bake pizza and cakes. Thank you to Anna S. for all the time she spent cooking with Drucila downstairs, and for any future baking projects that happen in the apartment.
D. and energy use – Herb brought up the fact that Drucila expressed concern to him about using too much of the church’s electricity. With the current heat, he wanted to make sure she knew she could use the AC units. Andy reported that he had checked it with her after she reported a leak last Thursday and that Danny Fox had repaired it. Amy reported that the AC was on when she visited on Friday. Some confusion over the winter about which heat source to use has led to the false impression that the church didn’t want her to use a lot of electricity. Folks are encouraged to make sure she is not sacrificing comfort because of this.
NYYM interest groups re: Climate Justice & Earthcare this week & next
NYYM Interest groups are happening in the first 2 weeks of July, before official Summer Sessions open. There are many climate-related interest groups, some offered by members of the Climate Justice Working Group (listed first).
Because “everything is connected,” because we can only discern way forward in a climate-disrupted world by listening to voices of all people and all beings, there are many other interest groups also relevant to our concerns for climate justice and for Earthcare (listed alphabetically in a second grouping).
Easy on-line registration is FREE and separate from registration for Summer Sessions. Official registration closes 2 days before any given interest group’s first (often only) session. Zoom links and any advance materials will be emailed to you the day before the Interest Group meets.
The first interest groups started meeting today (Monday), but you can still join almost all of these. Contact Margaret McCasland if you missed the “2 days registration before” deadline for a climate-related interest group: <mamccasland@...>
Info page on interest groups: https://nyym.org/interest-groups
Or go directly to the Interest Group Registration Form.
Climate-related Interest Groups: timings & descriptions.
Do Friends Have A Testimony Of The Environment?
Mon, July 5, 2pm – 3pm; Additional Session(s): 7/6 & 7/7
Do Friends’ investments pollute the Earth? Do Friendly testimonies require us to move our investments into clean energy? If you answer “yes” to both of these questions, please join us in a discussion about the shape a Friendly testimony of green investment might take to counteract the destruction caused by our Yearly Meetings’ investments. Three-Session Interest Group. Additional Session: Tuesday 7/6 & Wednesday 7/7. Facilitator: Peter Close
Finding Climate Sanctuary Options
Thu, July 8, 3:00pm – 4:30pm
This Interest Group will consider how to lower the amounts of greenhouse gases in our atmosphere. We will discuss needs and possible tools for future fossil fuel displacement, photosynthesis-based carbon sequestration, inhibiting local temperature rise, inhibiting the Arctic meltdown. We will also experience an eco-vigil exercise. Facilitators: Paul Klinkman (NEYM), David Millar (Canada YM)
Climate Solutions For The World We Seek: Project Drawdown Around NYYM
Fri, July 9, 3:00pm – 4:30pm
The Climate Justice Working Group and Earthcare Working Group is offering this Interest Group in order to help Friends discern ways to respond to NYYM’s Earthcare Minute. Keith Voos will introduce Project Drawdown - drawdown.org/ - a comprehensive program to address the climate crisis by “drawing down” greenhouse gases. Margaret McCasland will frame the Drawdown solutions from a social justice perspective via queries such as “Who decides what counts as a solution?” Subsequent workshops will be held after Summer Sessions, and will highlight ways NYYM Meetings and Friends are addressing the climate crisis in ways consistent with NYYM’s Earthcare Minute. Facilitators: Margaret McCasland, Keith Voos
Doing The NYYM Carbon Pricing Minute
Mon, July 12, 7:00pm – 8:30pm
At Spring Sessions, NYYM approved a minute that encourages the enactment of carbon pricing legislation by the federal government in 2021. (Minute 2021-04-20) Economists agree that setting a price on carbon emissions is the best way to foster innovative solutions to stabilize our climate to a habitable state. In this Interest Group, three activist Quakers will engage participants on ways to convince federal legislators to adopt laws that will effectively move our nation to net zero carbon emissions. Facilitators: James Ralston, Diane Keefe, Laura Cisar
Because “everything is connected,” because we can only discern way-forward in a climate changed world by listening to voices of all people and all beings, there are many other interest groups also of interest to people with a concern for climate justice and for Earthcare, including:
ADVANCE WORSHIP SHARING IN SUPPORT OF BLACK LIVES (Peter Close): Join us as we gather in 5 one-hour worship-sharing sessions to consider how Black lives matter to us in this ever-challenging world. We will reach into ourselves and bring forth our thoughts, our fears, our beliefs and our actions that will continue to make Black lives matter to us, our meetings and our communities. Five-Session Interest Group. July 19 & 20 & 21 & 22 & 23, 8-9 AM
AFRO-FUTURISM AND AFRO-CENTRIC LOVE (SYB Bowland, Sandie Finn): “Black” and “White”, as terms to describe people, are both artificial constructs. Prior to the seventeenth century, these were not the predominant terms used to describe or define people. Since then they have been used as tools to create and enforce oppression. Using color as a physical representation enabled people to use color as a symbolic representation, from which labeling was created to denote either positive or negative images. Over time color labels became hardened into stereotypes, systemic disrespect, discrimination and criminalization. This Interest Group will be a sanctuary where spirit dwells, spreads and flourishes as we introduce ideas, share stories and explore how to embrace loving intelligence. Two-Session Interest Group. Note that the First Session ( 11:30 am - 12:30 pm) is at a different time than the Second Session (3-4 pm). July 21, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM & July 22, 3-4 PM
FRIENDS PEACE TEAMS IS US! A WORLD OF OPPORTUNITIES (Nadine Hoover, Shirley Way, Deb Wood, Liseli Haines, Buffy Curtis): Friends Peace Teams is Quakers from North American and Australia Yearly Meetings who are called to peace and justice ministries or to supporting them. Learn about Friends’ peace and justice work in the Americas, Africa, Central Europe, Asia, and West Pacific, and opportunities to get involved. Share your ministries. July 15, 7-8:30 PM
F.U.N.: FRIENDS IN UNITY WITH NATURE SHARING SACRED SPACE (“WORSHIP SHARING”) (Sheree Cammer, Tom Goodridge): This Interest Group is being offered by NYYM’s Earthcare Working Group. Come as you are! Come as you want to be! We are in formation! Who knows how our molecules will align in rapture! The Green Man and I invite you to join us, outdoors if possible, to breathe, center, balance; stretch and relax, perhaps sway, sing, dance. Earth may give a message, perhaps the next sure step we are asked to take, individually or otherwise. July 19, 6:15- 7 PM
LAND ACKNOWLEDGMENTS AND REPARATIONS (Buffy Curtis, Liseli Haines): We all live on land that was obtained by settlers from the original inhabitants of this land by purchase or theft. Understanding how and why to give acknowledgments to these Original Peoples is essential. We will share examples of Land Acknowledgments and Reparations that are coming into practice among Friends. July 23, 5:30-7 PM
QUAKER SERVICE: VOLUNTEER WORK, VOLUNTOURISM, AND INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL (Spee Braun): Many of us engage in service work outside our home communities. Some of us have had the opportunity to travel to Bolivia or Kenya or some other lower-income country and have volunteered in service projects while there. In this workshop, we will analyze together the complex issues around doing good and doing no harm. We’ll explore together what Teju Cole dubbed the “White-Savior Industrial Complex,” in which many Quakers participate. We’ll talk about and identify our privilege and attitudes. We’ll explore shifting from service and voluntourism to learning, advocacy, and systemic change. Three-Session Interest Group. July 13 & 14 & 15, 7:30-9 PM
THE QUAKER UNITED NATIONS OFFICE (Molly Burger, Hannah Patterson, Drew McKenna): QUNO’s two program assistants will host a conversation on the Quaker United Nations Office in NYC, which provides the Quaker representation at the United Nations. They will share QUNO’s work and Quaker working methods in conversation with participants in the Interest Group. July 9, 10-11 AM
RIGHT SHARING OF WORLD RESOURCES IN A TIME OF PANDEMIC (Mary Eagleson, Jacqueline Stillwell, Sarah Northrop): Through its Sharing Fund, and in partnership with Scarsdale Meeting, NYYM has raised the funds to sponsor a women’s self-help group in India. The group has been formed by the Pudhuyugam Society in the state of Tamil Nadu in the southeast tip of India. The women were already very poor before Covid-19 hit them. Now they are facing malnutrition and possible starvation. We’ll hear the latest information on their situation, and learn more about how we, in partnership with the Pudhuyugam Society, will be helping about 30 women pick up the pieces of their lives and move ahead. We have pictures to show from the training sessions for this group and others. July 10, 10-11 AM
workshop Tues 6/22, 7 pm: Bringing Climate Concerns to Congress
Speaking Truth to Power: Bringing Climate Concerns (and Carbon Pricing!) to Congress
Tuesday, June 22, 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Please join NYYM's Climate Justice Working Group to learn about engaging with your representative to advocate for the planet and for carbon pricing, the method widely agreed to be the most efficient way for countries to reduce global warming emissions. Strategies will be presented on how to build common ground and communicate your concerns. Please register to receive the zoom link.
For those interested to know why this is important, please see this article. Our emitted CO2 goes up and practically never comes down. More CO2 means more warming year to year. It is already causing an estimated 35% of global excess deaths which happen during ever more extreme heat waves.
sponsor Catholic Worker Peace Trot by Ruth Yarrow?
Dear Friends, Due to a health scare about my daughter (resolved!) I'm a bit late doing my 5 K (3.1 mile) Catholic Worker fundraiser Peace Trot. I plan to do it on Monday morning, probably up one side of Treman Gorge and back down the other. If anyone would like to sponsor me for any amount it would all go to the work of the Catholic Worker in Ithaca. You could make checks out to Ithaca Catholic Worker and mail or bring them to me at 224 Cleveland Ave, Ithaca 14850. Thank you for considering this! Ruth Yarrow Questions? You can email me or call me at 206-512-0688. THank you!
Southside 2021 Juneteenth Celebration 2-8pm 6/19
Celebrate Juneteenth with Southside!
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Date: Fri, Jun 11, 2021 at 4:16 PM
Subject: Fwd: Southside 2021 Juneteenth Celebration 2-8pm 6/19
Southside Community Center
presents our annual
2-8pm June 19, 2021
"SOLID AS A ROCK" 80s & 90s dance party!
- Bring your lawn chairs, family activities, games, & other favorite Block Party accessories!
- Southside Community Center food & merchandise for sale!
- We need 500+ people to win the Guinness Book of World Records for longest soul train line at 6pm!
- Covid safe outdoor event!
Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the Emancipation Proclamation which aimed to end enslavement in the United States. This is an opportunity to focus on freedom, education, community, & continued need for liberation among Black people.
Nia Michelle Nunn, PhD
Ithaca College ~ Associate Professor of Education
Southside Community Center, Inc. ~ Board of Directors Chair
Community Unity Music Education Program (CUMEP) ~ Curriculum Writer/Creative Director
No one is going to give you the education you need to overthrow them. Nobody is going to teach you your true history, teach you your true heroes, if they know that that knowledge will help set you free.
The Cayuga Nation needs our support!
Barbara Ganzel asked that this be shared with Friends.
One way to help Palestinians
Dear Friends, Since the bombers and bombs causing the horrendous destruction and death in Gaza originate from our country, I've been under the weight of what I can do. Here is a suggestion from a wonderful couple I know from when I worked with Physicians for Social Responsibility in WA; he is an MD, she's a palliative care nurse:
"A good way to help, I think, is through the Gaza Mental Health Foundation. I'm on the advisory board and know they have been doing a lot of work in several areas, including some women's clinics. You can donate to them online and because they are all volunteer, they don't take out money for staff. Gazamentalhealth.org will get you to the foundation."
That website provides you their mailing address so you can also send a check.
Thanks for considering a donation. Ruth Yarrow
Racial Justice Opportunity this SUNDAY
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Dear Friends, The following is from my friend Peaches Gillette, who is an educator, compassion counselor and workshop leader on writing, leadership development and race relations. I just signed up so it's not too late. Ruth Yarrow
I am hosting one of my Race Relations Writing workshop this upcoming Sunday.
Cornell land acknowledgment: as a guide to IMM?
Cornell has officially written a land acknowledgment which they are beginning to use widely, verbally and in print.
Call on State Reps to Pass NY Health Act!
I made all the following calls in 14 minutes. It could take you less time if you just say you support passing the New York Health Act this session. Thanks, Ruth
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Date: Thu, May 20, 2021 at 9:17 AM
Subject: Call on State Reps to Pass NY Health Act!
[quakerfolks] Fw: Join us for “Quakers Working in the Legislature”
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From the Syracuse listserv. It looks interesting.
From: Bobby Trice, FCNL <support@...>
Sent: Monday, May 17, 2021 3:48 PM
To: Brandy Witthoft <bwitthoft@...>
Subject: Join us for “Quakers Working in the Legislature”
URGENT ASK: KEEP THE NY HEALTH ACT ON THE AGENDA IN ALBANY!
Subject: Fwd: URGENT ASK: KEEP THE NY HEALTH ACT ON THE AGENDA IN ALBANY!We just found out that Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins has the power to take items off the Senate Health Committee’s agenda. In other words, although Gustavo Rivera, the Chair of the NYS Senate Health Committee, put a vote for the NY Health Act on the health committee’s agenda, Senator Majority Stewart-Cousins took it off.
The NYHA bill has to go through the Health Committee before going to the Senate floor.
Please call Stewart-Cousins’ office and ask her to
"Please put the New York Health Act back on the agenda!" at 518-455-2585.
It takes 20 seconds!
Thanks so much for considering
More info below ir you want.
War Tax Vigil on Sat, May 15
Melissa Travis Dunham
Garry Thomas asked me to share this announcement with you:
Please join us for our annual War Tax vigil on Saturday, May 15, from 10:00-11:00 at the CVS at the corner of W. Clinton St and Rt 13 in Ithaca. Our trusty AFSC bar graph banner will be there but several Friends who normally participate will not! So, we're down in numbers! And we're meeting at the CVS corner this year, not at the US Post Office. (IRS and NYS tax deadline is May 17 this year.)
With thanks, Garry Thomas
Opportunity to Engage in Reparations: Upcoming Town Hall on Issues of Racial Justice
All these reforms are things I'm supporting personally around issues of racial justice and incarceration. This presentation sounds like a good entry point for those wanting to know more and a good checkpoint for those already involved in supporting these initiatives. See the attached flyer for more info.
Town Hall on Racial Justice and Healing: Voting Rights, HALT Solitary Confinement and Parole Justice
Wednesday, May 19, 7-8:30pm
FREE. Preregistration required.
Re: Mother's Day is really Peace Day
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Mother's Day is really Peace Day
It's worth remembering the original purpose of Mother's day. Have a happy one! Ruth
Benefit for Ithaca Sanctuary Alliance
Just so Friends know --
There is a benefit for the Ithaca Sanctuary Alliance
May 15 at 7:00 PM
Congregation Tikkun v'or
Suggested donation is $10 per person
All donations benefit the
The Sanctuary Space at First Congregational Church
All are welcome
To register, contact: lauriewillick@...
Ithaca Sanctuary Alliance
Below are the Ithaca Sanctuary Minutes from their April 27 meeting. Elizabeth Schneider--
ISA April 2021 Meeting Minutes (via Zoom)
ACTION ITEM--Check the dates (see your turn in the cycle below) Confirm with your congregation that you can give a ride.
Discussion: are the expenses about in line with expectations? Pretty much--no legal and no medical to speak of.
Question for contemplation--There is so much more need for sanctuary in the area. Given our fundraising success over the past two years and the expenses associated with a sanctuary guest over the past 9 months, could we support TWO sanctuaries in the community? Some considerations: we have been fortunate that Drucila has not had any significant medical or legal expenses.
ACTION ITEM: Take this question back to your congregations for discussion, reflection
If you have more orders you haven’t submitted, Could use help unloading truck and helping with the pick-up of the baskets by buyers on May 19; Send Nancy an email if you can help out.
May 15--especially encourage youth groups--the multigenerational character of the Oct. 2019 event was really fun! Spread the word with flyer (Laurie W. sent to the ISA list and it is attached to this email as well). Suggested donation
ACTION ITEM: Promote, circulate flyer (attached)
Next meeting May 25, 5:30-6:30
Support Rotation--Weeks that Jessie needs a ride to camp are bolded with the camp in parentheses
May 2 St. Catharine’s
May 9 FUSIT/LHF
May 16 St. Paul’s/ Forest Home
May 23 FCC
May 30 First Baptist
June 6 T v’O
June 13 St. Catharine’s
June 20 FUSIT/LHF
June 27 St. Paul’s/ Forest Home
July 4 FCC
July 11 First Baptist (Children’s Garden)
July 18 T v’O (Primitive Pursuits)
July 25 St. Catherine’s
Aug. 1 FUSIT/LHF (Primitive Pursuits)
Aug. 8 St. Paul’s/Forest Home
Aug. 15 FCC (Children’s Garden)
Aug. 2 First Baptist
Aug. 29 T v’O
To send an email to this group, address it to IthacaSanctuaryAlliance@....
Support our BEST CHANCE for HEALTH CARE!
Please forgive multiple postings! Ruth Y
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Subject: Support our BEST CHANCE for HEALTH CARE!
Dear Friends, Please read and take 10 minutes to act on what Judy Jones has written below. And pass it on beyond Ithaca! Thanks! Ruth Yarrow
I believe you all know that the New York Health Act is on track to pass in the State legislature in June toward the end of this current session.This is possible for the first time because both houses became majority Democratic in the last election.
We are told that the last mile is the hardest, and that what is needed is "diverse and relentless grass roots pressure." You have been faithful supporters for the many years it has taken to get to this point.I hope you will take part in the last push!
Below first find contact info for the most important sends. Then
a list of possible wording - choose what speaks loudest to you,
edit one, or write your own message. Remember your opinion will
be a number and likely not read by the addressee. What is needed
is a flood of letters, emails and phone calls until the bill
passes both houses . Consider repeat sends over the next month.
The vote is projected for the second week in June.
Contact Us By Phone:
1-518-474-8390 | Office hours: 9:00am to 5:00pm
Contact Us By Mail:
The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo
Speaker Carl Heastie
Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins
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As governor you have expressed your belief that Health Care is a human right. The ACA cannot be modified to meet that requirement. The single payer system as outlined in the New York Health Act is the only way to replace our current broken, dysfunctional profit driven system with full coverage for all.
The pandemic has revealed a failed private health care system that puts profits ahead of patients. It has also produced many long haulers who require medical services to regain their health. Pass the NYHA to address these and many other health and economic problems.
Urge Anna Kelles to organize
assembly persons to pressure Heastie to bring the NYHA to the
The disparities in COVID-19 death statistics have revealed a large excess for people of color, many of these the essential workers who held our economy together during crisis times. We need the NYHAct to address these and other inequities. Do your part to help the bill pass.
video launch re: Poplar Ridge heat pumps 2 pm Sun 4/18
The Poplar Ridge Friends Meeting installed air source heat pumps through HeatSmart CNY, helping them cut their energy bills and greenhouse gas emissions and make the space more usable for the community. We did a very short (~ 5 minutes) little video about the project and are hosting a “video premiere watch party” on YouTube this Sunday at 2 pm. I’ll be hosting a live chat on the side. Might you be able to join us? Please feel free to share this!
Video Premiere & Watch Party!
Heat Pumps Help Congregation Care for Creation, Climate, and Community
Sunday, April 18, 2pm
Register here: https://youtu.be/LHVKLOwe9u0
How can congregations reduce their contribution to climate change by decarbonizing their heating system, at the same time cutting operating costs and creating more comfortable spaces for their community to use? This is a live premiere which will allow everyone to watch together, while HeatSmart CNY will host a live chat and answer any questions viewers may have.
In this video, representatives of the Poplar Ridge Friends Meeting in upstate New York detail their congregation’s journey from fossil fuels to cleaner, efficient heating and cooling. The advantages of installing cold climate air source heat pumps for their meeting house will be discussed, including their efficiency, affordability, and wi-fi control capabilities. Learn about the heating and cooling process, and listen to how the congregation and community’s ability to utilize building spaces has increased due to year-round comfort, and how this long-term investment will ensure this space is warm and welcoming while helping preserve our planet for generations to come.