The early snow and bitter cold has many in the Southern Tier wondering about what lies ahead.

Around 30 people met in Binghamton University's Downtown Center to talk about climate solutions in their own backyard. This group says climate change is not only having an impact nationally, but also in the Binghamton area.

"Part of our purpose today is to talk about the Climate and Community Protection Act, which is a piece of legislation which would really raise the bar in a major way in terms of state agencies all being required to act in accordance with climate to create green jobs and a number of other strong mechanisms," said Adam Flint.

Statewide coalition New York Renews is advocating for the bill to be passed next year.