Join us and get inspired, informed and engaged in climate action!
Our Spring Into Action 2019 webinar series will inspire, inform and engage each and every one of us to step up and take action on climate change.
We had a large and enthusiastic response to our initial webinar series in the summer of 2018, Elders Standing for a Sustainable and Just World. That series featured community organizer Heather Booth, Nathaniel Stinnett of the Environmental Voter Project, Bob Inglis of republicEn.org and climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe. Click here to watch the 2018 webinar series.
This year you will hear from national experts and activists including the youth who will change the world through their activism; Project Drawdown which is the most comprehensive response to climate change; and hear proposed energy policies that can lead us to a low carbon future. You will not be disappointed in the spring webinar series.
We have found that an online webinar series enables us to reach a broad audience of elders who are hungry for ways to learn more about climate change and actions that they can take to address it now. Host a house party and invite your friends to watch too!
Webinars are free and open to anyone of any age to participate. We do appreciate a donation, no matter the size to help us grow this movement of elders.
Please complete registration form at the bottom of the page.
Spring Webinar Schedule
6PM (ET) | 3PM (PT)
6PM (ET) | 3PM (PT)
6PM (ET) | 3PM (PT)
Crystal Chissell, VP of Operations and Engagement at Project Drawdown
Robbie Orvis, Co-Author of Designing Climate Solutions: A Policy Guide for Low-Carbon Energy
Youth Climate Action Panel Discussion: Arielle Martinez Cohen, Zero Hour; Jerome Foster II, The Climate Reporter; Varshini Prakash, Sunrise Movement, TBA from iMatter, and TBA from Our Children’s Trust
We will be joined by Crystal Chissell, Vice President of Operations and engagement at Project Drawdown. Project Drawdown is the most comprehensive plan ever proposed to reverse global warming. “We did not make or devise the plan—the plan exists and is being implemented worldwide. It has been difficult to envision this possibility because the focus is overwhelmingly on the impacts of climate change. We gathered a qualified and diverse group of researchers from around the world to identify, research, and model the 100 most substantive, existing solutions to address climate change. What was uncovered is a path forward that can roll back global greenhouse gas emissions within thirty years. The research revealed that humanity has the means and techniques at hand. Nothing new needs to be invented, yet many more solutions are coming due to purposeful human ingenuity. The solutions we modeled are in place and in action. Humanity’s task is to accelerate the knowledge and growth of what is possible as soon as possible.” Crystal will discuss how elders can make an impact in their own community and at the federal level. Read Crystal’s biowww.drawdown.org
Robbie Orvis is Director of Energy Policy Design at Energy Innovation, where he works on the firm’s Energy Policy Solutions and Power Sector Transformation programs and is co-author of Designing Climate Solutions: A Policy Guide for Low-Carbon Energy.
Designing Climate Solutions: A Policy Guide for Low-Carbon Energy “combines the latest research and analysis on low-carbon energy solutions from electric vehicles to renewable energy. It is the first book to identify which specific policies, applied to the top 20 most-emitting countries, can have the largest potential impact to reduce emissions enough for a 50% chance of keeping global warming to a safe level.
And, it is the first outline of which shared policy design principles can make the difference between policies that work and policies that miss their goal.” Read Robbie’s bio
A number of Youth Climate Organizations are mobilizing kids to take action on climate change. In this panel discussion we will include youth climate allies from Our Children’s Trust, the Sunrise Movement, The Climate Reporter, iMatter and Zero Hour.
We will hear the youth perspective on important climate action topics such as the Green New Deal and Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act. We will learn about their efforts to mobilize local, federal and global actions on climate change and how the elders can help! Read the Youth Panel bios
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