Climate Heroes: Building Political Will for Change

by Ashley Hunt-Martorano, guest speaker.

Experts agree that putting a price on carbon will speed the transition to a zero-emissions economy. But is Congress getting any closer to taking action? What can individuals do to help? Ashley Hunt-Martorano will fill us in on the latest, and share her own story of co-founding the Long Island chapter of Citizens’ Climate Lobby after Superstorm Sandy. A West Virginia native, she moved to Long Island in 2004 to attend Stony Brook University’s Clinical Psychology graduate program, and has worked in the public utilities and non-profit sectors overseeing efficiency and renewable energy programs.