WEALTH Day of Environmental Advocacy and Education at the Capitol

2 months ago | Feb 04, 2020
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Rachel Myslivy

(785) 764-2055

myslivy@climateandenergy.org

 

For Immediate Release: 2/4/20

 

WEALTH Day of Environmental Advocacy 

and Education at the Capitol


Join Kansans to learn about and advocate for

Water, Energy, Air, Land, Transportation, and Health in Kansas

Monday, February 10, 2020

Kansas State Capitol Building

Visitor Center Auditorium and Classroom, 1st and 2nd Floor Rotundas

300 SW 10th St., Topeka, KS 66612


On Monday February 10th, 2020, WEALTH Day will bring together organizations, advocates, and legislators from across Kansas to connect on Water, Energy, Air, Land, Transportation, and Health - WEALTH. The Climate + Energy Project has been hosting a collaborative event around climate issues for over a decade. In 2019, WEALTH Day convened 250 Kansans, 60 legislators, and 40 organizations. You won’t want to miss WEALTH Day 2020!


"WEALTH Day provides a unique opportunity for Kansans to connect with each other, with organizations, and with legislators on environmental and climate issues,” said Dorothy Barnett, Executive Director of Climate + Energy Project. "By bringing Kansans together under the capitol dome, we hope to ignite important dialogs that lead to a resilient Kansas.” 


New this year, the WEALTH Coalition will be sponsoring a Comprehensive Climate Hearing. The hearing will bring together a committee made up of members representing both chambers and parties, as well as members of the community with expertise or commitment to climate action to discuss the science of climate change, the costs to our state and agriculture economy, our health and environment, along with solutions and strategies for resilience. The chair of the hearing will be Representative Don Hineman of Dighton and will include Representatives Horn, Xi, Cox and Kuether, and Sen. Hardy along with a host of others.


Rabbi Moti Rieber, Executive Director of Kansas Interfaith Action and one of the organizers of the hearing, said, "This hearing will not be a rally, or a show; it will be a serious effort to address a problem that Kansas has been ignoring for too long. The information will be solid and the proposals will be both achievable and effective. We hope that it will kickstart a long-overdue conversation about climate disruption in Kansas.” 


Draft Agenda - subject to change

8:15am-8:50am Interfaith Climate Vigil

9:00am-10:15am Advocate Briefing

10:00am-3:00pm Solutions Showcase & Legislator Visits

11:00am-11:30am Local Foods Luncheon

11:30am-1:00pm Comprehensive Climate Hearing

1:15pm-1:30pm Climate Rally 

1:30pm-2:30pm Water Dialog

2:00pm-3:00pm Cookies & Conversation

 

WEALTH Day registration for the local foods lunch, catered by Raven's Table must be in by tomorrow, Wednesday, Feb. 5th.


For additional information or media inquiries, please contact Rachel Myslivy at (785) 764-2055 or myslivy@climateandenergy.org

 


Click here to read about last year's event!