2019 Fall Fundraiser: Stories from the Land

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Mark your calendar for Stories from the Land, the Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy’s annual party to raise the funds that sustain our vital conservation efforts. Join us for an evening of engaging conservation stories, dinner among friends, and a chance to win fabulous raffle baskets!

Raffle Tickets: $100/two tickets (CLICK HERE FOR RAFFLE BASKET DETAILS)

Thursday, October 3 at 5:30 PM
Dinner and Raffle
Fourth Floor of the New York State Museum, Albany, NY (directions)

Honoring Jeff Jones and Eleanor Stein for their extraordinary conservation efforts in the Capital Region, New York State, and beyond

Jeff Jones served three terms on the MHLC Board and is currently a member of the Advisory Board.  Jeff’s Albany-based consulting firm, Jeff Jones Strategies, assists clients such as the Land Trust Alliance, New Partners for Community Revitalization, the Healthy Schools Network, and other grassroots organizations with political and media strategies. Jeff is a long-time activist for peace, social and environmental justice. He has worked on numerous environmental campaigns that include cleaning the Hudson River of PCBs, protecting farmland and mitigating pollution in urban and rural areas. Most recently, he was one of the leaders of the successful effort to pass legislation in New York requiring all public schools to test drinking water for lead. Today, Jeff continues to combat climate change by undertaking a leadership role in the clean energy revolution as a consultant for the Alliance for Clean Energy New York. For many years, Jeff was a state Capitol-based reporter covering New York State politics and policy. Jeff also serves on the boards of the League of Conservation Voters, the Adirondack-based John Brown Lives! and EcoViva, an organization doing environmental justice work in El Salvador.

Eleanor Stein teaches Law of Climate Change: Domestic & Transnational at Albany Law School and Climate Change in the Courts at the State University of New York; she serves on the Advisory Board of Rocky Mountain Institute’s eLab and has been an expert with Energy Innovation’s America’s Power Plan.

Eleanor was an Administrative Law Judge at the New York State Public Service Commission from 1994-2014.  Until November 2015 she was a Project Manager for the Commission’s Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) initiative for a more customer-centered, renewable, and distributed energy future.  She adjudicated the state’s initial 2004 Renewable Portfolio Standard and 2007 Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard, and convened and mediated the post-Superstorm Sandy Con Edison rate proceeding collaborative on climate resilience.  In 2015 she received a Master of Laws degree with distinction in climate change law from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland.    She serves on the Board of EcoViva, a US-based project in solidarity with climate adaptation and sustainability in rural El Salvador.  She publishes and lectures extensively on climate change policy and education, and mediates and consults on climate change and climate justice.

 

 

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