The Local LWVMesa offers topic presentations related to League of Women Positions. They cover local and state issues of current concerns to the voter. You do not have to be a member to attend, and men and women are encouraged to join our lively discussions!
Air Quality Committee
After a nasty, record-breaking inversion of polluted air last January and February, the LWV agreed to support a Grand Valley effort to approach means of improving the air through a committee comprised of League members as well as members of two other grass roots organizations; Western Colorado Congress and Grand Valley Peace & Justice. This committee has over a dozen citizens who meet on a regular basis to study the issues as well as raise public awareness regarding the health, economic and environmental effects of bad air.
The major contributor to air pollution in the Grand Valley air shed is Particulate Matter so miniscule (2.5 microns) that is can be absorbed into lung and heart tissues. Major contributors to PM2.5 are diesel engines, wood-burning stoves, auto emissions, and residential, commercial and agricultural open burning. Solutions can be complicated and controversial, which is why community dialogue – involving all stakeholders - is absolutely necessary for change to happen. It is the hope of the newly formed Air Quality Committee to create the time and space required for a discussion to take place.
A Public Forum has been scheduled for Monday, September 23rd at the Grand Junction City Hall Auditorium to address the challenges mentioned above. The LWV is a major sponsor of this event, and the public as well as community leaders will be invited. In the meantime, League members can write letters to the editors of our local newspapers to help keep the issue alive. For more information and questions, contact Karen Sjoberg, firstname.lastname@example.org
Special Upcoming Events
April 25th, A presentation by Bob Semro, Policy Analyst from the Bell Policy Center, St Mary's 5th floor Conference Room 6:30-8:30
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