April 20, 2010

Sheldon’s Earth Day Webcast

As the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day approaches, I wanted to let you know about a webcast I’ll be hosting to mark this important day. On Thursday, April 22nd, at 9:30 a.m., I’ll host a live video webcast to answer your questions on environmental, climate, and energy issues.

I’m eager to hear about what environmental issues are most important to you, and to help answer any questions you may have about environmental policy. One issue that I would like to discuss is climate change. As a member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, I’ve been working hard to raise awareness and spur action on this issue. Last fall, our Committee passed legislation that would cut carbon emissions 20% by 2020, invest in the new clean energy economy, and fund natural resource adaptation and worker training programs in Rhode Island and across the United States. Of course, we still have much work to do, and I’d like to hear your thoughts on this pending legislation. I’d also like hear what you’re doing in your local communities on Earth Day to help improve Rhode Island’s environment and serve as a faithful steward of our planet.

If you’d like to submit your question in advance or highlight a local Earth Day event, please email me at earthdaychat@whitehouse.senate.gov. We’ll also be taking some questions live during the webcast, but I urge you to submit questions ahead of time to ensure your request is processed in a timely manner.

The link for the webcast will be posted Thursday morning on my website: http://www.whitehouse.senate.gov

I hope you can join me on this 40th Earth Day!


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