Since last April when we were all together for the 2020 Solve Climate by 2030 panel, it has been a long Covid-19 year for teachers, students, and all Vermonters. Meanwhile, the planet kept getting hotter, with 2020 tying for the hottest year that humans have ever experienced. Yet it is likely that 2020 will be one of the coolest years in the next 100 unless we change course quickly.
As we head into April 2021, how can educators engage students with this critical issue? How can concerned citizens get up to date about global and local paths to a just and sustainable energy transition? On Tuesday, April 13, from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM, the Franklin Environmental Center at Middlebury College will participate once again in Solve Climate By 2030, which continues to help teachers and concerned citizens to address these and related questions. The new Vermont webinar–among more than 100 webinars in 45 countries around the world, including almost all 50 US states–will focus on big, ambitious things that we can do in our state to help solve climate change, thereby creating well-paid jobs and taking on societal injustices.
As the Solve Climate team notes, “this opportunity is not just for environmental studies classes. The challenges posed by solving climate change necessarily range across history, science, business, culture, economics, psychology, religion, government, media, journalism and the arts. Solve Climate has disciplinary guides for follow-up discussion here for the state-level, solutions-focused webinars.”
The Vermont webinar, which once again requires registration, will feature three panelists with a range of interests and experiences (see the agenda here). Learn more from this press release and register here.
Climate Solutions for Vermont
Tuesday, April 13, 2021
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
For more info, contact Jonathan Isham at firstname.lastname@example.org
7:00 – 7:10 pm Welcome to Power Dialogue – Solve Climate by 2030
- Eban Goodstein, Director, Graduate Programs in Sustainability / Bard College (via video)
7:10 – 8:00 pm Climate Solutions Panel
- Johanna Miller, Energy and Climate Program Director, the Vermont Natural Resources Council
- Cara Robechek, Network Manager, the Energy Action Network
- Kate Holly ‘21, student and Sustainability Consultant and Writer, Middlebury College
8:00 pm – 8:30 Panel Discussion and Q and A.
I hope to “see” you all next Tuesday evening.
With best regards,
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