9:15 - Classes begin in classrooms
10:15 -In honor of the New Year of the Trees, Kehila’s green team has invited a panel to inform us about the environmental issues in our region. Speakers are our own Mark Posner, legislative chair of the Maryland chapter of the Sierra Club; Tina Slater, transportation chair for the Montgomery County Sierra Club; and Nancy Wallace, co-chair of the Montgomery County Green Party, who will speak on switching to Green Energy.
11:30 Tu B'Shevat Seder - All Community Event: Please join us as we celebrate with fruit, nuts and other tasty treats from the trees along with a short ceremony honoring the role of trees in nature and our lives.
About the Panel
Nancy Wallace: On switching to green Energy
Nancy Wallace is co-chair of the Montgomery County Green Party and ran for Congress in 2016. She is currently a contractor with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on their restoration of the Gulf of Mexico from the Deepwater Horizon BP oil spill. She is also a member of the Montgomery County Faith Alliance on Climate Solutions, where she helped develop a local guide on green energy choices and can field your questions about the switch. She is a member of Shirat Hanefesh.
Tina Slater: On transportation
Longtime transportation activist Tina Slater is the Transportation Chair for the Montgomery County Sierra Club, the Treasurer for Purple Line NOW, and a member of the County's Advisory Committee for the planned Route 29 Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system (having served on the County's BRT Task Force). She also has been active with Action Committee for Transit and the League of Women Voters.
Mark Posner: On green issues facing Maryland’s legislative
Kehila's own, Mark Posner, is the legislative chair of the Maryland chapter of the Sierra Club. He will update us on the environmental issues before the State legislative during the current session. While he serves as a volunteer, he pays the same attention to detail that he did as Senior Special Counsel for the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (2009-12015) and as a trail attorney with the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice (1980-2003).