Meeting Notes (4/18/2019)

Meeting Notes

Notes from 4/18/19

Attendees: Trent Boarnet, Mark Ingram, Mel Cohen, Daniel Laser, Craig Gulledge, Tracey Gulledge, Corey Palmer, Beth Saltzman

Upcoming Items:

 

6/7/19 5:30 pm Green New Deal Townhall from the Action Network.

https://actionnetwork.org/event_campaigns/town-halls-for-a-green-new-deal/?source=sierra-club-road-to-gnd

5/30/19 7pm Temple Beth-El H3 Meeting

Texas Legislature important dates:

  • 5/27/19 Last day of regular legislative session

Events Attended:

Green Spaces Alliance Open House

3/28/19 (Attended by Tracey G.)

Green Spaces Alliance has community gardens located throughout San Antonio area, including a couple near TBE. Tours and volunteer opportunities are available.

Nefesh TBE Event – Climate Action and Adaptation Plan

4/16/19 (Given by Christoper Wilcutt, CoSA Office of Sustainability; Attended by Daniel L, Mel C, Craig G, Tracey G, Corey P)

Chris went over the current draft plan. (Revised plan expected to be released on May 30th, 2019).

SA Climate Ready Website: https://saclimateready.org/

  • View the Draft Climate Action and Adaptation Plan (CAAP)
  • View the Executive summary
  • View Feedback
  • View he FAQ’s
  • Take our Survey/Provide Open Feedback

·         SA Tomorrow Sustainability Dashboard:  https://www.sasustainability.com/home

  • View the SA Tomorrow Sustainability Plan
  • View our progress towards implementing goals within the SA Tomorrow Plan

·         Office of Sustainability Website: https://www.sanantonio.gov/sustainability

  • Learn more about the department and what we already work on

·         CPS Energy Rebate Website: https://cpsenergy.com/en/my-home/savenow.html

  • Highlights existing CPS rebates and efficiency programs
  • Highlights the CPS Energy STEP plan which aims at reducing our community’s demand for electricity by 771 MW by 2020

 

Discussion Items (Action Items in Red):

  • Group discussion on the climate action and adaptation plan
    • Group reviewed each of the major points and voted on which of the major points we supported the most.
      • Action: A letter of support will be drafted and submitted it to the committee for approval. Once approved, support letter will be sent to Rabbi Yergin for her approval. A general letter of support template will also be drafted that could be tailored and sent to individual council members

Important Links

Next meeting: Wednesday 5/22/19, location TBD