Climate Solutions Summit and Zero Emissions Parade coming to SUNY New Paltz, Sept. 21

SUNY New Paltz will host and co-sponsor the third annual Climate Solutions Summit, a full-day event featuring experts and activists in conversation about how best to reach New York’s groundbreaking climate goals.

The Summit will be headlined by an opening panel including New York State Senator Jen Metzger, 42nd District, and Anne Reynolds, executive director of Alliance for Clean Energy New York.

The program will wrap up outdoors with the return of the popular Zero Emissions Parade at 4 p.m., showcasing a broad variety of electronic vehicles and other modes of transportation making their way across the New Paltz campus.

The Climate Solutions Summit takes place on Saturday, Sept. 21, with registration beginning at 8:30 a.m. Tickets are $30 for the general public and are “pay what you can” for students, and include a waste-free vegan breakfast and lunch. The registration deadline is Sept. 15.

Learn more and purchase tickets via this link.

In addition to the parade and opening panel, the Climate Solutions Summit will offer an array of breakout sessions, case studies, workshops and conversations. Topics of discussion range from political advocacy and careers in sustainable industries, to low carbon diets and regenerative agriculture, to environmental justice and the divestment/investment movement.

The program additionally includes a green vendor fair, giving attendees an opportunity to learn about climate solutions that are available in the Hudson Valley right now.

The 2019 Climate Solutions Summit is presented in partnership between SUNY New Paltz and the following organizations and agencies: New Yorkers for Clean Power, ACE NY, Sustainable Hudson Valley, The Climate Reality Project, New Paltz Climate Action Coalition, AGREE NY, New Paltz Climate Smart, Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, Hudson Valley Regional Council, Food & Water Watch, Catskill Mountainkeeper, SunCommon, RUPCO, Scenic Hudson, Marbletown Environmental Conservation Commission, NYPIRG, Environmental Advocates of NY and Protecting Our Waters.

For more program details and to register, please visit

To sign up to participate in the Zero Emissions parade following the Summit, please email

If you have accessibility questions or require accommodations to fully participate in this event, please contact the Office of Campus Sustainability at as soon as possible.