Climate Crisis Solutions Webinar Series
TownGreen2025 announces a series of four webinars by noted experts on topics relating to climate change. The kickoff webinar will be held on Thursday, May 21, at 3PM, in an hour-long program featuring Ken Kimmell, President of the Union of Concerned Scientists. Mr. Kimmell will speak on the theme of “Lessons from the Covid Crisis for the Climate Crisis.” The 25-minute presentation will be followed by an opportunity for questions from the Zoom audience, and a final wrap up by the moderator, Dick Prouty, and panelist, Candace Wheeler.
Ken Kimmell is President of the Union of Concerned Scientists, a leading science-based nonprofit that combines the knowledge and influence of the scientific community with the passion of concerned citizens to build a healthy planet and a safer world. Mr. Kimmell has more than 30 years’ experience in government, environmental policy, and advocacy. He is a national advocate for clean energy and transportation policies and a driving force behind UCS’s “Power Ahead” campaign to build a large and diverse group of clean energy leadership states.
The three remaining webinars will be held on successive Thursdays at 3PM:
Thursday, May 28 at 3PM, Larry Chretien, Executive Director of the Green Energy Consumers Alliance, discussed how his organization covers both policy advocacy at the state house and launches green energy programs aimed at the community and individual level. Mr. Chretien addressed his lobbying work, diversity, equity and inclusion in climate work, the Drive Green program, and his work on municipal aggregation.
On Thursday, June 4 at 3PM, Natasha Lamb, Director of Equity Research and Shareholder Engagement at Arjuna Capital, addressed her work with national institution pension funds and endowments to advocate for reduction of investments in fossil fuel companies, for both ecological and rate of return reasons. Ms. Lamb’s work has been featured in the Economist, the Wall Street Journal, and the New York Times as well as CNN and NPR.
On Thursday June 11, at 3PM, Denny Dart, an environmental engineer by day and a climate activist evenings and weekends, talked about her experience calculating her personal carbon footprint. She shared the insights and actions that grew from seeing her own carbon impact, especially in the area of the footprint of her credit cards and investments. Her presentation included a tutorial on how to calculate your own footprint.
How to register for the free webinar series
Participants must register in advance for the webinars. Webinar participants will have an opportunity to submit a question or two in advance on this registration form and to post questions for consideration during the webinar format.
By registering, an invitation to the hour-long Zoom events will be sent to each participant starting on the day before the event and the final invitations will be sent by Noon on the day of the event. When you register, you will get a confirmation email letting you know we got it.
Support for TownGreen2025 and the work of our partner organization, the Cape Ann Climate Coalition, is greatly appreciated.