YWCA Greenwich to Host Panel Discussion on Climate Justice in Connecticut

On Wednesday, February 1, from 7:00pm to 8:30pm YWCA Greenwich will hold its Coretta Scott King and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Annual Conversation with a panel discussion called “Climate Justice in Connecticut.”

The event is in person and via Zoom.

Denise Savageau, Environmental Consultant and Former Conservation Director for the Town of Greenwich, will moderate the discussion, which includes panelists Sharon Lewis, Executive Director of the Connecticut Coalition on Environmental and Economic Justice; Ashley Stewart, Manager of Community Engagement at Connecticut Green Bank; and Brenda Watson, Executive Director of Operation Fuel.

The panel will discuss climate challenges in Connecticut today, the disparate impacts of climate change on vulnerable communities, and offer solutions for a more equitable and just response to climate change in Connecticut.

“The impact of climate change on all of our daily lives, from utility costs to air quality and vulnerability to flooding are deeply concerning, and the impact on communities of color is devastating,” said Mary Lee Kiernan, YWCA Greenwich President and CEO. “We hope this discussion will be the impetus for change that will bring climate justice to all our communities.”

More than 45 local organizations are partnering with YWCA Greenwich for this hybrid event, which is free and open to the public.

To register for this event, please go to www.ywcagrn.org/csmlk2023.