07
Sep
2022
zoom
ON
Canada

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Agenda

  1. Welcome
  2. Guest speaker.  Bitcoin, Coin Mining and Fossil Fuels - Rotarian and ESRAG member. Rob Altenburg ( *bio below)
  3. Best Practises
  • Evaluating Sustainability in Club Projects
  1. Educational material development ( e.g. building a pollinator garden)
  2. Resource database – best practice?
  3. Reports
  • Ongoing D7040 project
  • Club Projects reports
  • Potential D7040 scalable project – Jenn Grisi  - Clean trails -doggy doo-doo report

*Speaker bio:

Rob Altenburg, Senior Director for Energy and Climate, Pennfuture

Rob brings a career’s worth of environmental, climate, and energy expertise to advance clean energy solutions for Pennsylvania. As Senior Director for Energy and Climate, he analyzes and provides expert comments and testimony on legislation and regulations. He works with regulatory agencies and clean energy industry experts on climate and energy issues across the Commonwealth. Rob speaks extensively throughout Pennsylvania to students, community groups, and other organizations on climate and energy issues.

Rob has also provided testimony to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the White House and co-authored a chapter on federal climate policy in the 2nd edition of the book "Climate Change and US Law".

Rob previously spent nearly 22 years with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). He calculated and predicted emissions from factories, vehicles, and off-road equipment. That led to predicting concentrations of air pollutants for the Bureau of Air Quality using computer models. For several years, Rob was the primary forecaster for southcentral and Lehigh valley regions of Pennsylvania, deciding if days meet the parameters for air quality action days. He served as an executive policy specialist in DEP’s policy office advising the governor’s office and department executive staff on a variety of environmental and public health issues.

While working for DEP, Rob attended Widener Commonwealth Law School in the evenings. He graduated cum laude, and earned certificates in both environmental law and administrative/constitutional law through Widener’s Law and Government Institute. He is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania.

Rob worked in software development and systems administration. While serving in the U.S. Army Reserve, he commanded a combat engineer company and earned the U.S. Army Parachutist Badge jumping out of airplanes.

Rob is an avid hiker, serving on the board of directors of the Keystone Trails Association; he volunteers as a pilot with the Civil Air Patrol—the US Air Force auxiliary, and he is also a certified scuba diver who has dived on shipwrecks in the Atlantic. Traveling extensively with his wife, Juliet, they are sure to get a few hikes in during their journeys.