Webinars will be every other Wednesday from 4-5:30 PM EDT, starting on June 23. Please register for as many as you like, even if you might not be able to attend in person — I’ll send all registrants a link to the video soon after the webinar
June 23, 2021
Restoring insect & native plant biodiversity after climate impacts
Climate change is causing a biodiversity crisis as habitats shrink and become degraded. Why does this matter and what can we do to protect & restore the biodiversity on which we all depend? How will it help to conserve 30% of the nation’s land by 2030, and what can you do in your own yard to be a biodiversity booster?
July 7, 2021
Natural climate solutions: Letting plants reduce atmospheric CO2
Part of the carbon that plants remove from the atmosphere during photosynthesis is stored in wood and/or soil. How large is the impact of these natural climate solutions and how can we use them most effectively?
July 21, 2021
Don’t mess with the carbon cycle & the path(s) to “net-zero”
To get us out of the serious trouble caused by altering the climate cycle, governments and corporations are promising to reach “net-zero” by 2050. What do those promises mean, what actions are being taken and will they work? This is a time for great optimism, yet challenges remain. Learn how each of us can help.
Aug. 4, 2021
Your carbon footprint and how to shrink it
It can be sobering to realize how our personal actions contribute to climate change, yet the first step to making a difference is knowing what these impacts are. Learn how your carbon footprint compares to others nation-wide and in your community and check out 25 ways to reduce your impact.
Aug. 18, 2021
Taming residential food waste
Up to 40% of all food produced in the US is wasted and the majority of food waste occurs in our homes. This means that we can each really make a difference. Learn some easy ways to reduce food waste at your house, and while you help save the planet, you’ll save some money too.
Sept. 1, 2021
Moderation in all things: Moving toward a plant-based diet
Dietary choices are often steeped in family and cultural traditions & can become part of one’s identity. How can we make our diets more climate-friendly (and healthier) without rocking the boat too much? Change doesn’t have to be instantaneous or “all or nothing” to make a difference; learn some easy ways to transition your diet.
Sept. 15, 2021
How well do different policies work to curb climate change? Test your favorite policy solutions with the EnROADS climate simulator
Many policies have been suggested to curb climate change—putting a price on carbon, planting trees, using electric cars, increasing energy efficiency, etc. But how much difference is each policy likely to make? Using the EnROADS climate simulator from MIT and Climate Interactive like a time machine, we can test how well your favorite policies work to keep global temperature increase below the all-important 1.5oC. You may be surprised!