PESC Update – February 26

Palouse Region Citizens’ Climate Lobby Meeting

Please mark your calendar for the next Palouse Region Citizens’ Climate Lobby meeting on Thursday, March 12, 5:30 – 7:00 pm at the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Palouse “Yellow House” immediately west of the church at 420 E. 2nd St. Moscow, ID. We will be providing pizza. (The meeting is being held one week later than normal due to the regional CCL conference on March 7 & 8 in Seattle.)

Greater Pacific Northwest Regional Citizens’ Climate Lobby Conference

Please consider attending the Greater Pacific Northwest Regional CCL Conference, which runs from 8:30 am Saturday, March 7 through 1 pm March 8 in Seattle. Registration, program information, and conference details can be found here:

The theme of this year’s conference is Fisheries, Farms, and Forests, and the lineup of speakers looks great. If you are new to CCL, this conference will provide a great introduction. There will be a 1-1/2 hour introductory workshop led by CCL’s national legislative director. Scholarships are available for anyone for whom the modest registration fee would be a burden.

Lecture on Geothermal Energy

Finally, don’t miss Cary Lindsey’s talk entitled “Geothermal Energy: An overview of this renewable energy resource and its place in Idaho’s energy future” Thursday (Feb. 26) at 7 pm at UI Jansen Engineering (7th and Line St.), Room 104. Cary is a doctoral candidate at the U of I, and the event is sponsored by the Palouse Environmental Sustainability Coalition and UUCP Environmental Task Force.

Idaho ranks as one of the top states in the nation for geothermal power generation potential. Come learn about yet another way we can meet our energy needs without frying the grand kids.