Forum centers on climate change and transportation solutions

  • Thursday, November 16, 2017 11:43am
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Transportation experts will offer ideas on how to get moving on climate change at a special event on Saturday at Eagle Harbor Congregational Church.

The Bainbridge Island Climate and Energy Forum 2017-2018 Discussion Series continues at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 18 at the church in downtown Winslow.

The next topic is “Electrification of Transportation and the Path to a Carbon Free Washington”

Speakers include Bill Moyer, executive director of Solutionary Rail; John Clausen, executive director Kitsap Transit; and Matt Von Ruden, director of vessels for Washington State Ferries.

Organizers of the forum note that cars, buses, trains, ships and trucks are the largest source of greenhouse gasses in the Northwest. Saturday’s forum will show how electrifying transportation is a core strategy to deal with climate change. Moyer will talk about electrifying America’s railroads, while Clausen will talk about Kitsap Transit’s new electric buses, and Von Ruden will talk about a potential “plug-in hybrid” ferry for the Bainbridge Island ferry route.

The series is organized by Climate Action Bainbridge, EcoAdapt, the Citizens’ Climate Lobby, Sustainable Bainbridge and Friends of Island Power.

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