Memorial Hall Library and Working to Educate for Climate Action Now (WECAN) are collaborating on a series to educate and inspire both individual and collective action to address the issues around the changing climate.
Wednesday, March 6 at 7:00pm - Climate Change and How We Respond
Boston University Professor Anthony Janetos, an expert on the science and impacts of global climate change, will provide a primer on the scientific evidence that shows how the climate is changing and the impacts already being felt in the U.S. and around the globe. He will also discuss the current and potential responses undertaken by governments at the national, state, and local levels.
Thursday, March 14 at 7:00pm - Engaging the Climate Crisis - Living Hope-Filled Lives
Climate activist, author and public theologian, Rev. Dr. Jim Antal will share insights from his work at the national level with folks ranging from President Jimmy Carter to Bill McKibben, founder of 350.org. Examine how we can accelerate the transition to clean energy through four approaches: reducing our consumption of fossil fuel; revoking the social license required by suppliers of fossil fuel; joining activists to pressure elected officials to change policy; and supporting various legal challenges to end our dependence on fossil fuel.
Thursday, April 11 at 7:00pm - Energy Efficiency: A Guide to Living Small
Learn ways to reduce your energy consumption at this workshop presented by Daria Marks of Mothers Out Front, Mobilizing for a Livable Climate. You'll leave with practical solutions to everyday problems.