Gaslit: How Gas Industry Lies Have Cost Us and What You Can Do About It
Join Transition Town Port Washington and Landmark on Main St. for an evening of cocktails, community, and conversation about the truth behind the myths being circulated by the gas industry. Our panel of experts will clear up the misinformation, explain the environmental and health impacts of continuing to burn gas, and offer practical alternatives to using gas in your home.
Amanda Perez Leder will moderate a panel discussion with four distinguished guests:
Anshul Gupta will cover the misinformation that the fossil fuel industry uses to lock in their consumer base to remain relevant in a changing world.
Billii Roberti will share ways to clean and green your home to make it safer and more climate-friendly, and cost-efficient.
Dr. Hildur Palsdottir will educate on the plastic waste crisis and emergent public health risks.
Chef Mathieu Lanfant of the Cooking Lab will share the benefits of induction stovetops, rapidly becoming commonplace in kitchens world-wide.
This is a FREE event for the public! You can register HERE.
If you cannot attend in person, watch our YouTube LIVESTREAM.
For additional questions, please contact Margaret Galbraith at firstname.lastname@example.org
More about the experts:
Anshul Gupta is a research scientist and climate advocate, who has volunteered in multiple roles with the NY State Chapters Coalition of the Climate Reality Project. With the help of his collaborators, he has tracked and written extensively about the major players and their practices involved in efforts to derail the implementation of New York’s Climate Act. He got involved in this campaign after converting his own home to all-electric operations and disconnecting his gas service.
Billii Roberti is a LI homeowner with first-hand experience of tightening building envelopes, solar PV, and heat pumps. Her company, Green Choices Consulting, advises and navigates businesses and homeowners through renewable energy options. Billii has been on the Town of Huntington Advisory Committee on Energy Efficiency, Renewables & Sustainability since 2011 and is a founding member of the New York Geothermal Energy Organization (NY-GEO). She is also the coordinator of the Mothers Out Front Long Island Team working with the Renewable Heat Now campaign, which promotes an equitable shift off burning fuels and the shift to all-electric buildings. She also volunteers with the Reimagine LIPA campaign, which supports the transition of the Long Island Power Authority to a locally operated and controlled public utility.
Dr. Hildur Palsdottir is a nature-based educator, climate activist, community organizer and co-founder of ReWild Long Island. She is a founding steering committee member of Transition Town Port Washington and President of the Board of Trustees at The Science Museum of Long Island, where she participates in stewarding the 34 acre Leeds Pond Preserve. She’s motivated to inspire future scientists to care for our natural world. Hildur contributes to an environmental column Earth Matters in the Island Now newspaper. Hildur completed her PhD in cellular bioenergetics at the Max-Planck Institute of Biophysics, Germany in 2004. After post-doctoral research in the Life Sciences Division at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory she worked as a research scientist at the New York University Medical School. In 2017 she founded Sol Center, a nature-based healing arts center in Port Washington. In her free time she enjoys outdoor activities with her family and friends. She especially enjoys bird watching, wildlife tracking and gardening.
Mat is a classically trained French chef from the Ecole Supérieure de Cuisine Française in Paris. Born and raised in Paris, Mat’s 15 years of experience in the culinary and hospitality industries took him from Europe to Argentina and then to New York. Mat took a hiatus from restaurant life to run his family’s business and raise his three children, but his passion for cooking brings him back to his roots to teach at The Cooking Lab.