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President Trump announced last June - US would exit the Paris Climate Agreement. France continues to work with Americans committed in the fight against Climate Change. Let’s celebrate France's engagement for the Climate.

This festive  event will feature French food, refreshments, and music.  Representatives from organizations and businesses  working on climate change will be available to talk to. A free will donation is requested. Funds will be sent to support bilateral research project on Climate Change.

Sunday, Feb. 4th, 2018 from 1 to 4 PM  Climate Change Awareness & Action - CCAA is hosting a French themed party and fundraiser at The Spa at 500, 500 W. Onondaga Street, Syracuse, NY.

Celebrate. The Spa at 500, a Victorian mansion, was built in 1886 the same year the people of France donated the Statue of Liberty to the people of the United States.

MORE ABOUT THE EVENT

For Immediate Release- Peter Wirth
315-476-3396; pwirth2@verizon.net
Typhaine Biard-Hamon-Head of the Office for Cooperation with Civil Society Organizations
Embassy of France in the U.S.
202-944-6382; typhaine.biard-hamon@diplomatie.gouv.fr

President Trump announced last June - US would exit Paris Climate Agreement
France continues to work with Americans committed to the fight against Climate Change
Lets celebrate France 's engagement

The IPCC

IPCC stands for Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. It is a group of scientists charged by the United Nations (UN) Environment Program to assess global climate change. It has for its mission to summarize the current science behind climate change, and the potential impact climate change will have on the environment and people. The IPCC does not do any original research; instead it relies on the work of thousands of scientists.

The conclusions of the IPCC are scientifically conservative, putting more weight on findings supported by multiple lines of evidence rather than on the controversial leading edge of research.

Findings from the assessment reports are featured prominently during international climate negotiations, including those ahead of the 2015 Paris Climate Change Conference. 

U.S.-based climate scientists to take research to France

By Sylvie Corbet - Associated Press - Tuesday, December 12, 2017

"PARIS (AP) — It is a dream come true for U.S.-based climate scientists — the offer of all-expenses-paid life in France to advance their research in Europe instead of in the United States under climate skeptic President Donald Trump, two of the winners say."

Confusion Continues: The United States' Position On The Paris Climate Agreement

By Vanessa Romo; Miles Parks- NPR - Sunday, September 16, 2017

"With a pair of Sunday television interviews, President Trump's administration furthered ambiguity on the United States' position with regard to the Paris climate agreement."

U.S. Cities, States and Businesses Pledge to Measure Emissions

By Hiroko Tabuchi and Lisa Friedman- The New York Times - Tuesday, July 11, 2017

"A coalition of American states, cities and businesses that have pledged to stick with the Paris climate pact will team up with experts to quantify their climate commitments and share their plans with the United Nations, vowing to act in spite of the Trump administration's exit from the accord."

The U.S. Won't Pay for the World's Best Climate Science 

By Nick Stockton - Wired - Friday, August 11, 2017

"Headquartered in Geneva, under the aegis of the United Nations, it coordinates the volunteer efforts of several thousand scientists, industry experts, nonprofit researchers, and government representatives into reports issued every five to seven years."

WHAT TO LOOK FORWARD TO

Meet our Guest Speakers

Prof. Louis Derry from Cornell will speak on the importance of science and  climate change research. He was one of  18 “laureates" who won a “Make Our Planet Great Again” competition sponsored by the French government

and

Prof. Cornelius (Neil) Murphy, former President State University of N.Y. College of Environmental Science and Forestry, will address how climate change is impacting Central New York.

Food/Refreshments

Immerse yourself into french culture through food and drink.

Cheese, bread, pâté, and crepes, water, coffee, punch, and more.

Help us reduce our waste by bringing your own water bottle or reusable cup. 

Music

We are happy to announce Colleen Kattau and Joe Driscoll as our live musicians. Also enjoy French music with a playlist organized by members of the community.

Don't forget to bring your dancing shoes!

Fundraiser

This event is based on a free will donation and other fundraising opportunities like raffles with prizes. The proceeds of this event will help fund bilateral research on climate change. 

If you would like to donate to this cause, you can bring your donation with you to the event, write us a check, or donate online!

Please make out checks to Climate Change Awareness and Action with the memo "French Party" and send it to 113 Cammot Lane, Fayetteville, NY 13066.

Spokespeople

There will be representatives from nonprofit and business organizations working on climate change issues and opportunities to interact with them. Spokespeople will have badges to easily identify them in the crowd. Look for them and ask them what they are working on and about any questions you may have. 

If you are interested in becoming a spokesperson, please contact us via email or phone and RSVP to the event as a spokesperson. 

Call or Text: (315) 308-0846

Email: cc.awareness.action@gmail.com

COME CELEBRATE WITH US

Sunday, Feb. 4th, 2018 from 1 to 4 PM

The Spa at 500, 500 W. Onondaga.

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Bonus Facts about French and American Relations:

  • France was the first ally of the new United States due to its 1778 treaty and military support in the American Revolutionary War
  • The Statue of Liberty was presented as a gift to the United States from the French people.
  • 13 of the 18 laureates that were awarded the "Make the Planet Great Again" research grant currently work in the U.S. 
  • The U.S. and France remain as two of only five members of the United Nations Security Council with permanent seats and veto power over all council actions.

FAQs

  • Parking: The Spa at 500 offers free off-street parking. 
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