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Signs of Hope for our Future Climate: A Panel Discussion
January 26, 2021, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The people and places of western Pennsylvania play a key role in solving the climate crisis. A critical component of our response to climate change is moving from individual to collective actions. But what climate actions are the best fit for our region and make the most meaningful impact? How are farming and rural western Pennsylvania communities helping solve the climate crisis? What does collective action look like on the ground? Which actions reduce greenhouse gas emissions while creating long-term jobs in cities and towns across western Pennsylvania? As part of the Climate and Rural Systems Partnership, the Carnegie Museum of Natural History’s Anthropocene Studies Section is hosting a virtual panel discussion with experts whose careers revolve around finding workable solutions to these questions.
Join us for an energetic and inspiring evening with:
Hillary Bright, the Director of Special Programs at the BlueGreen Alliance in Pennsylvania. The BlueGreen Alliance unites America’s largest labor unions and its most influential environmental organizations to solve today’s environmental challenges in ways that create and maintain quality jobs and build a stronger, fairer economy.
Jonathan Foley, Executive Directory of Project Drawdown and former Executive Director of the California Academy of Sciences. His work is focused on understanding our changing planet, and finding new solutions to sustain the climate, ecosystems, and natural resources we all depend on.
Zaheen Hussain, a Pittsburgh transplant from Bangladesh, formerly served as Director of Sustainability at New Sun Rising and was Millvale’s Sustainability Coordinator working with food systems, water, energy, mobility, air quality, and equity. Zaheen is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Public Policy and Management from Carnegie Mellon University.
Laura Lengnick is an award-winning soil scientist and founder and principal consultant at Cultivating Resilience, LLC. Laura has led federal, state and local research and policy-making projects to identify win-win agricultural climate solutions. She is the author of Resilient Agriculture: Cultivating Food Systems for a Changing Climate.
This panel discussion is offered in partnership with the Mercer County Conservation District, Powdermill Nature Reserve, University of Pittsburgh Center in Learning in Out-of-School Environments, Project Drawdown, and The Climate Advocacy Lab as part of the Climate in Rural Systems Partnership
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