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CALENDAR

Mar
2
Mon
First-time Homebuyer Class: Part 1
Mar 2 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

This first class of two meetings includes an introduction to home purchasing, lender relationships, pre and post-closing rehabilitation to the home, and insurance. Food and refreshments will be served. These classes are sponsored in part by RUPCO, NeighborWorks America and local banks.

This three-hour session places you on the path to homeownership and is required if you are seeking grant assistance through RUPCO and certain banks. Cost is $75 for the two-part series. Please RSVP to Joanna (845) 331-9860 ext. 220 or sign up online at http://rupco.org/homeownership-need-help-with-homeownership/workshops/

Mar
10
Tue
Ulster County: Solutions Project Tour
Mar 10 @ 6:00 pm – Mar 10 @ 8:00 pm

SUNY New Paltz, 1 Hawk Drive, New Paltz, New York 12561, United States

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 10, 2015, 6:00pm in LC 100
CONTACT: Mike Boms bomsm@newpaltz.edu

SUNY New Paltz brings Josh Fox and Zephyr Teachout’s
Solutions Grassroots Tour: “A Solar Home Companion” to New Paltz
Show will feature Bethany and Rufus, Vanessa Bley and other musical artists as well as Renewable Energy expert Tim Woodcock, clips from Josh Fox’s latest unreleased feature film and more!

New Paltz, NY (Feb 3, 2015) – Conceived and directed by Oscar-Nominated and Emmy-Winning filmmaker and activist Josh Fox, The Solutions Grassroots Tour: “A Solar Home Companion” combines classic storytelling and great music with roll-up-your sleeves organizing to look at the impacts of fossil fuel development and provide a vision for developing renewable energy like no other event on the planet.

Lightly parodying NPR/Garrison Keillor’s popular “A Prairie Home Companion” the show is like an old fashioned variety show, with music, stories, film sequences, and Americana but with a new twist: this show teaches its audience how to go renewable and how to organize for a sustainable future.

“We’re very excited about where New York state is headed” says Josh Fox, director of the tour. “Governor Cuomo has shown bold and brave leadership in banning fracking in New York. Now we have to do the next step: build renewable energy and sustainable communities. We’re hoping this tour can help jumpstart the process. Zephyr Teachout’s campaign built grassroots strength across NY, and now she is joining us to use that network to build renewable energy and strengthen democracy. We’re excited about her joining us.”

Music and Renewable Energy under one roof: In addition to Josh Fox’s banjo playing, the tour will feature a musical artist at most locations as well as a renewable energy expert who can answer questions about solar, wind, and local renewable energy providers. Bethany and Rufus, the acclaimed vocal and cello duo, Peter Yarrow (of Peter, Paul and Mary) and Vanessa Bley of Twin Danger are some of the artists who have committed to at least one date one the tour. You never know who might show up to play!

The Solutions Grassroots Tour: Solar Home Companion with Josh Fox & Zephyr Teachout March 10, 2015 6:00 PM Lecture Center (LC) 100 SUNY New Paltz 1 Hawk Drive New Paltz, New York 12561 Hosted by: SUNY New Paltz, SUNY New Paltz Environmental Task Force, NYPIRG

And if that weren’t all, “A Solar Home Companion” will include never-before-seen sneak peek clips of Fox’s new film on climate change, a world-spanning new look at the climate crisis. Fox travels to the Amazon, Africa, Iceland, and the American West to witness climate change first-hand and bring inspirational stories of communities on the front lines of the climate crisis around the world

Mar
11
Wed
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Mar 11 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am
First-time Homebuyer Workshop: Getting Started
Mar 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

This orientation class is the first step to joining RUPCO’s HomeOwnership Program. The hour-long information session outlines the HomeOwnership Center’s programs and the path to homeownership. FREE. Please RSVP to Joanna (845) 331-9860 ext. 220 or sign up online at http://rupco.org/homeownership-need-help-with-homeownership/workshops/

Mar
18
Wed
First-time Homebuyer Class: Part 2
Mar 18 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

This second of two class meetings includes a segment on legal issues around home purchasing and ownership, realtor relationships, Home Energy assessments for your home and funding available through NYSERDA to implement energy efficiency upgrades, and The Big Day: preparing for closing. Food and refreshments will be served. These classes are sponsored in part by RUPCO, NeighborWorks America and local banks.

This three-hour session places you on the path to homeownership and is required if you are seeking grant assistance through RUPCO and certain banks. Cost is $75 for the two-part series, paid at Class #1. Please RSVP to Joanna (845) 331-9860 ext. 220 or sign up online at http://rupco.org/homeownership-need-help-with-homeownership/workshops/

Ulster County: First Time Home Buyers Classes
Mar 18 @ 5:00 pm – Mar 18 @ 8:00 pm

2 Main Street, Kingston, NY, United States

Presentation on the NYSERDA GJGNY Home Energy assessment Program.

First time home buyers will learn how to save energy and lower their utility bills when buying a new home.

Mar
23
Mon
First-time Homebuyer Workshop: Getting Started
Mar 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

This orientation class is the first step to joining RUPCO’s HomeOwnership Program. The hour-long information session outlines the HomeOwnership Center’s programs and the path to homeownership. FREE. Please RSVP to Joanna (845) 331-9860 ext. 220 or sign up online at http://rupco.org/homeownership-need-help-with-homeownership/workshops/

Apr
8
Wed
First-time Homebuyer Workshop: Getting Started
Apr 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

This orientation class is the first step to joining RUPCO’s HomeOwnership Program. The hour-long information session outlines the HomeOwnership Center’s programs and the path to homeownership. FREE. Please RSVP to Joanna (845) 331-9860 ext. 220 or sign up online at http://rupco.org/homeownership-need-help-with-homeownership/workshops/

Apr
11
Sat
Delaware County: 3rd Annual Energy Symposium
Apr 11 all-day

SUNY Delhi, Main Street, Delhi, NY, United States

On April 11, 2015 the 3rd annual Energy Symposium takes place on the campus of SUNY Delhi.

This years theme is: Three E’s: Pillars of strength to Enhance Energy, the Environment and Efficiency

*** MORE INFORMATION TO FOLLOW **

Apr
15
Wed
First-time Homebuyer Class: Part 1
Apr 15 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

This first class of two meetings includes an introduction to home purchasing, lender relationships, pre and post-closing rehabilitation to the home, and insurance. Food and refreshments will be served. These classes are sponsored in part by RUPCO, NeighborWorks America and local banks.

This three-hour session places you on the path to homeownership and is required if you are seeking grant assistance through RUPCO and certain banks. Cost is $75 for the two-part series. Please RSVP to Joanna (845) 331-9860 ext. 220 or sign up online at http://rupco.org/homeownership-need-help-with-homeownership/workshops/



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