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CLIMATE CHANGE ESSAY COMPETITION
The Pocatello League of Women Voters (LWVP) is pleased to announce a statewide competition for the best persuasive essay on climate change. The competition is open to all students enrolled in an Idaho public school, grades 9 through 12, as of fall 2017. A private donor is funding award monies amounting to $4500 for the top three essays. Information about the contest was mailed to all school principals in September. Essays are due by December 1.

Application: Climate Change Essay Application

Contact: League Women Voters Pocatello lwvpocatelloid@gmail.com

MEETING SCHEDULE The Pocatello League of Women Voters will hold their Welcome Back to League dinner meeting on Thursday, September 7, from 6-8 pm at the Upper Ross Park Pavilion, 3101 Avenue of the Chiefs, which is on the west side of S. 5th Ave. just passed Fredregill Road. Guest speaker Malliga Och, ISU professor will speak on "Women in Politics." Members and anyone interested in the League are encouraged to attend. For more information and to RSVP, call Pam Ward at 237-6535.

Sept. 21 New Member Social, 7pm, 173 South 15th Ave.

Sept. 26 National Voter Registration Day -On Tuesday, September 26, the Pocatello League of Women Voters will partner with the ISU Law Club and ISU Political Science Club to register voters for National Voter Registration Day.The event will be held at the ISU Rendezvous Center (1111 Martin Luther King Way) and ISU Student Union Building (1065 Cesar Chavez) from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. We encourage the public to stop by and register to vote. More information about this national event can be found at nationalvoterregistrationday.org or http://www.facebook.com/LeagueOfWomenVotersOfPocatello

October 2 Pocatello Mayor Candidates Forum, Pocatello City Hall, 7 PM

October 3 Pocatello City Council Candidates Forum, Pocatello City Hall, 7 PM

October 11 Chubbuck Mayor & City Council Candidates Forum, Chubbuck City Hall, 7 PM

October 25 Naturalization Ceremony, Federal Courthouse, 1:30 pm

November 7 City Elections, 9 am- Count absentee ballots; 8 pm- Referee ballots

December 1 Climate Change Essays Due (Idaho high school students)

December 14 League Holiday Social

Register, then Vote!

IDAHO CLIMATE SUMMIT

Idaho Climate Summit

"Safeguarding Idaho's Economy in a Changing Climate
Our Water, Our Land, Our Health, Our Future"

November 16th & 17th, 2017

ISU Pond Student Union Building

Keynote speaker Kate Gordon, Senior Advisor with Risky Business Project

Go to http://www.idahoclimatesummit.com for agenda and registration information

Idaho business and community leaders, including Idaho Power, HP, the American Lung Association, Sierra Club, Monsanto and conference participants will explore solutions for Idaho that mitigate or adapt to the effects of a changing climate.

Morning keynote and panel discussions will be live streamed from Boise State for participants to view at ISU Pond Student Union Building in Pocatello and the U of I in Moscow. Afternoon facilitated workshops will be held at all three venues.

Other event sponsors are Idaho State University, Monsanto, Hewlett Packard, DL Evans Bank, Idaho Department of Fish and Game, Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho Power, ISU's Center for Ecological Research, Boise State University, University of Idaho, Water Resources Research Institute, Upper Snake River Tribes, Nez Perce Tribe, Northwest Climate Science Center, Potlatch Corporation, and the Langdon Group.

Facilitators for the afternoon ISU panels are needed. A medical person who is knowledgeable on the effects of mold, asthma from fire smoke, and other effects from climate change is needed to participate in a short panel for an ISU afternoon session. Contact Linda Engle at engllin2@isu.edu to help.

ENERGY

Embracing Clean Energy Forum Forum was held April 11, 2016 at Pocatello City Hall - Sponsored by League of Women Voters, The Portneuf Resource Council, and The Snake River Alliance.

League's work on energy policy has become a priority with the emergence of global climate change. League supports: the use of a variety of energy sources, with an emphasis on conservation and efficient technologies; a predominant reliance on renewable resources; policies to limit reliance on nuclear fission; government action to encourage renewable resources, conservation, funding for research & development, incentives and mandatory standards; as well as, policies to reduce energy use and promote demand-management programs. In 2008 League called on Congress to enact legislation to shift to clean, renewable energy, place a moratorium on building new coal-fired power plants, and require utilities to produce a significant percentage of electricity from renewable resource. League strongly supports the EPA's Clean Power Plan and the development of state implementation plans. "Embracing Clean Energy" is important to the Pocatello League and we were honored to co-sponsor this forum.

Pocatello Community Media videotaped the Forum and it is available at http://pocatello.pegcentral.com.

Speakers:
Ken Miller, Snake River Alliance Clean Energy Program Director - Idaho's Clean Energy Future
Lawrence Beaty, ISU Energy Systems Technology Education Center (ESTEC) Director - Renewable Energy
Bob Steinlicht, Power County Building Inspector - Power County Wind Farm and Solar Panel Project

LWV Resources for Climate Action includes information about the EPA Clean Power Plan and resources for League action.