PAUSE – Zero Waste

by Diana Wright

PAUSE/Zero Waste partnered with the City of Albany on Saturday September 8 for the first (hopefully) annual Zero Waste Jazz Fest. Thank you to all those who volunteered to be ambassadors and work at the registration table. It was a great success. Attendees were very appreciative of our efforts to reduce waste and educate them on the importance of this issue. We have had several requests from other organizations to assist with their events to make them Zero Waste and we are glad to help. That being said, in order to grow this educational opportunity, we need some volunteers to be ambassadors at these events. Please contact Diana Wright at to volunteer.

Climate change is one of the greatest threats facing humanity. (Other than our current POTUS – go see Michael Moore’s movie Fahrenheit 11/9) With action stalled at the federal level, it is important that our state government provides climate leadership on this critical issue.

PAUSE; the Green Sanctuary Committee of the First Unitarian Universalist Society of Albany; Save Colonie – a Partnership for Planning; and Save the Pine Bush are co sponsoring candidates to participate in a climate change forum on Tuesday October 9th, from 7 to 8:30 PM at the First Unitarian Church in Albany (405 Washington Ave.) to discuss what the candidates for state office propose to do to deal with this problem. We are inviting candidates for state legislature in the Capital District and the State Comptroller (divestment and pension fund) to join us for the event. This is not a debate.

Questions related to divestment of pension funds, carbon tax, promotion of renewable energy and stopping fossil fuels will be asked of the candidates.



Published in September-October 2018 Save the Pine Bush Newsletter