CSJs Host Climate Discussion

Climate Change on Long Island – the Lived Experience

On April 26 in the Academy of St. Joseph our congregation hosted a panel discussion to examine the lived experience of climate change on Long Island.  Fishermen, farmers, construction engineers, scientists, pulmon

ologists, and naturalists helped us move past the debate over climate change.  The group examined how it affects Long Island now and in the future.  Collectively solutions were examined.  Sister Karen Burke explained our land management plans and shared information about our agriculture, meadows and rain gardens, woodlands, solar array and waste management efforts as a model for collective action.




The panelists were:

Shana Udvardyl — Climate Resilience Analyst, Union of Concerned Scientists
NY State Assemblyman Steve Englebright – Geologist
NYS Assemblyman Mr. Gary Grunseich – Oceanographer
Mr. Danny Tanzi— Engineer and Architect
Mr. Marshall Brown – Save the Great South Bay Founder
Mr. Ryan Madden – Long Island Progressive Coalition (LIPC), Sustainability Organizer
Mr. Eric Weltman – Food and Water Watch (New York).


Bayport Blue Point Indivisible, Citizens Climate Lobby, East End Action Network (EEAN), Food and Water Watch (New York), Friends of the Earth, Let’s Visit Lee Zeldin, Long Island Activists, Long Island Progressive Coalition, New York’s 2nd District Democrats, Resist in Peace, Sayville Citizens for Political Activation, Sierra Club, Suffolk Progressives and Suffolk Student Climate Action Committee.