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First Fridays


A monthly forum usually held on the first Friday of every month. Speakers present on topics of importance to Lexington residents.

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Date & Time        Place        Description
Friday, February 5, 2016
CANCELLED DUE TO SNOW CANCELLED DUE TO SNOW!!! An American Goes to Paris - the UN Climate Change Conference. The League proudly presents "An American Goes to Paris" a first-hand report from Lexingtonian Anne Kelly, who attended the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris from 30 November to 12 December 2015. There, according to The New York Times, "...representatives of 195 nations reached a landmark accord that will, for the first time, commit nearly every country to lowering planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions to help stave off the most drastic effects of climate change."

Ms. Kelly is a Senior Program Director, Policy and BICEP Program at Ceres, a non-profit coalition of investors and companies which seeks to promote leadership and best practices in sustainability. She also directs Business for Innovative Climate & Energy Policy (BICEP), a coalition of twenty-three leading consumer-oriented companies including Nike, Starbucks and eBay, advocating for meaningful climate and energy policy at the federal level. She is a registered lobbyist and is actively engaged on Capitol Hill on behalf of Ceres and BICEP member companies.

Ms. Kelly attended the global climate conference representing Ceres. She will report on what happened at the Paris conference and will help translate global issues to local issues, that is, what each of us can do to contribute to more sustainable living.

Coffee will be available at 9:15 a.m. and the presentation will begin at 9:30 with time for questions afterward.

This is the sixth in the series of 2015-2016 First Friday Forums hosted by the League of Women Voters of Lexington to promote awareness and understanding of public policy issues. The League of Women Voters is a non-partisan organization dedicated to the principles of self-government established in the Constitution of the United States. We work to promote political responsibility through informed and active participation of citizens in government.