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Monday, December 12, 2016 - 4:15pm
Dobbs Ferry Campus
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United States Congresswoman Nita Lowey came to Mercy College to discuss the importance of climate change and mark the anniversary of the landmark Paris Climate Agreement. At the roundtable discussion and press conference, Lowey called on President-elect Donald Trump to uphold the pact that is the world’s first comprehensive climate agreement and was signed by 194 countries.

 

In addition to Lowey, speakers included Mercy College Associate Professor of Secondary Education Meghan Marrero, Hudson Valley Chapter of the Sierra Club Representative Lee Seham and other local environmental leaders and members of the College community.

 

Mercy College STEM students also participated in the event and discussed the research they are doing, the importance of advancements in the scientific community and how those advancements impact the environment both locally and globally.

 

Lowey is Ranking Member on the House Appropriations Committee, and led the fight to secure $2.073 billion in fiscal-year 2016 for programs that invest in alternative energy sources like wind and solar and decrease America’s dependence on fossil fuels.

Watch coverage of the event, click to see it on FIOS 1 here and here for News 12 Westchester.