Thank you for your interest in the NY Climate Solutions Summit on Saturday, October 28th at The Harley School in Rochester, NY! The climate summit aims to build a larger movement across the region that is prepared to take action to implement effective climate solutions. We seek to provide an opportunity for clean energy and climate organizers to come together to share projects, case studies, resources, experiences and skills to tackle climate change and implement solutions.

We are in the process of finalizing programming and will be updating this information as often as possible.

Harley School, 1981 Clover St. Rochester, NY

8AM – 5PM


Morning Keynote Speaker:

Sierra Club Former President, Aaron Mair

Opening Panel on renewable energy, land use, transportation and energy efficiency.

Confirmed panelists:

Anne Reynolds, ACE NY

Bill Nowak, NY-GEO

Amanda Lefton, Nature Conservancy

**More to be announced

Case Study Presentations on:

Wind, Solar, Energy Efficiency, Transportation, Land Use and Environmental Justice


Onondaga Nation and Turtle Clan Faithkeeper, Oren Lyons


Technical Workshops on: 

Understanding How our Electricity System Works
Tapping into NYSERDA’s Resources
How to Meaningfully Participate at the NY Public Service Commission
Understanding REV (Reforming the Energy Vision)
Energy Democracy in NYS
Navigating the Power Plant Siting Process

Skill/Movement Building Workshops on: 

Anti-Oppression, Environmental Racism, Environmental Justice
Consultation and Collaboration with Indigenous Peoples
Engaging across Race, Class, Political ideology
Campaign Planning 101
Engaging Business and Community Leaders on Clean Energy Solutions
Resist, Recruit, Train & Sustain: Building Grassroots Volunteer Leadership
Creative events and Engagement Strategies (Art in Activism)

New Interactive Clean Energy Map presented by Fractracker 

Closing Keynote Speaker: 

Acclaimed Author and Ecologist, Sandra Steingraber