January General Meeting and Program
"Energy From Heaven"
by Ken Winston
7:00 p.m., Thursday, January 11
Unitarian Church of Lincoln
6300 A Street, Lincoln
Climate change is the most important issue of our time, with the potential to impact every person on the planet. Ken Winston, director of policy and outreach for Nebraska Interfaith Power & Light, will talk about the potential of solar energy in Nebraska at our meeting on January 11.
Nebraska is just beginning to scratch the surface of solar energy development. Ken will talk about recent developments in solar energy in Nebraska and areas for potential expansion, especially the growth in community solar projects. He will discuss its implications for Nebraska and its impact on humans and other living creatures. Increasing the use of solar energy is a very important part of mitigating the impact of climate change. Ken will also discuss legislative issues related to solar energy development.
Nebraska Interfaith Power & Light is one of 40 state affiliates of Interfaith Power & Light, a national non-sectarian organization dedicated to bringing faith voices and moral perspectives to the effort to combat climate change. Climate change is likely to have its most serious impacts on the poorest and most vulnerable people, the “least of these” who we have an obligation to protect. Nebraska Interfaith Power & Light acilitates faith communities’ response to climate change through community programs, education, and advocacy.
Ken Winston is a lifelong Nebraskan. Both his passion and profession revolve around protecting the environment. He spent 14 years representing the Sierra Club, both as a policy advocate before the Legislature and in campaigns fighting the Keystone XL pipeline and promoting clean energy with Nebraska’s public power districts. In 2015 and 2016, he was the legislative aide to Senator Ken Haar. Winston currently wears several hats, including that of the policy and outreach director for Nebraska Interfaith Power and Light, policy advocate for protecting the planet, and attorney for the Sierra Club opposing the Keystone XL pipeline. He is the parent of three adult children and loves singing in the church choir, playing guitar, and running with his dog when he has time.
Join Wachiska Audubon on Thursday, January 11, at 7:00 p.m. for this free public lecture and discussion at the Unitarian Church, 6300 A Street, in Lincoln. Park in the church lot; there is overflow parking in the Pius High lot across the street to the west. Close, easy access to the building requires no steps to climb. There is plenty of space inside for mingling while enjoying refreshments and conversation after the program.