Environment and Sustainability Committee

Environment and Sustainability Committee

At its January 2019 meeting, the LWVUS Board approved a position statement on climate change, to be included in an updated edition of Impact on Issues, due to be published in Spring 2019. Since the LWVUS Natural Resources positions pre-date the public's general awareness of climate change, we did not have a position explicitly mentioning climate change. Now, in recognition of Leagues' increasing engagement in climate action, the LWVUS board has added the following position language supporting climate action:

​ The League believes that climate change is a serious threat facing our nation and planet. The League believes that an international approach to combating climate change -- including through energy conservation, air pollution controls, building resilience, and promotion of renewable resources -- is necessary to protect public health and defend the overall integrity of the global ecosystem. The League supports climate goals and policies that are consistent with the best available climate science and that will ensure a stable climate system for future generations. Individuals, communities, and governments must continue to address this issue, while considering the ramifications of their decisions, at all levels -- local, state, regional, national, and global.

Committee Contact
Contact Name: 
Liz Solberg, Sallie Fahey, Susan Ulrich, Co-Chairs
League to which this content belongs: 
Greater Lafayette

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Image of the White River Alliance logo and text "Participate in Indiana's Water Future" and "Join other Water Investors" and "Indiana Water Summit" over image of whiteboard with post-it notes
Event Date: 
Aug 13 2020 - 8:30am to 5:00pm
Event location: 


The White River Alliance will be holding the third annual Water Summit
Wed., Aug. 12, 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. (regional planning forum)
Thursday, Aug. 13th, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (main summit)

5 people gathered smiling facing the camera, with the statehouse in the background

Our LWVGL team (Laura Gustafson, Susan Ulrich, and Liz Solberg) was joined by Iris O'Donnell Bellirsario at the Renewable Energy Day at the Indiana Statehouse on Jan 7, 2020 for our conversation with State Senator Brian Buchanan.

Images from summer Climate Strikes in Lafayette, West Lafayette, and Purdue
Event Date: 
Nov 29 2019 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Event location: 

John T. Myers Pedestrian Bridge

Join us in supporting the Tippecanoe Climate Alliance's climate strike event on Black Friday.  If the weather is above freezing and not precipitating, there will be opportunities to make some art along with other concerned citizens.

Event Date: 
Oct 11 2019 - 11:45am
Event location: 

Sacred Grounds Coffee Shop

Hello - Just a reminder that our Environmental and Sustainability Committee is meeting this Friday (Oct. 11th)