By Ian Zabarte
Principal Man Western Shoshone
Please find here all the final details about the Power Dialog that we are going to have in a week. We are going to start at 5:30 posting the videos in our Student Sustainability Council FB website: https://www.facebook.com/unlvssc/
Please invite more people to join us in this power dialog! Thanks!
The University of Nevada in Las Vegas is taking the state lead in a unique, major national climate education initiative called Solve Climate By 2030 organized by the Bard Center for Environmental Policy. As Nevada’s coordinator of this virtual event and UNLV Student Sustainability Council Grad Representative, I’ll like to invite you to attend this national dialog.
COVID-19 has shown how fragile our health and economic systems are to extreme events. Our scientists have also told us clearly that, unchecked, climate change will turn our lives into a series of unending extreme events: floods, droughts, rising seas, pests and disease, more extreme storms and hurricanes, leaving hundreds of millions of people homeless and on the move.
Details: On Tuesday, April 7, UNLV will be one of the 52 universities, one in every state of the country, focused on ambitious but feasible state and local solutions to help solve climate by 2030. On that date, we’ll find the three big things that need doing in your state if we really aim to stop climate change.
Link to attend our Nevada’s Power Dialogue:
5:30 - 5:40 pm Welcome to Power Dialogue - Solve Climate by 2030
Eban Goodstein, Director, Graduate Programs in Sustainability / Bard College (via video)
5:40 - 6:40 pm Climate Solutions Panel (via video)
Three Climate Leaders will discuss solutions to move us towards Solving Climate by 2030
1. George Rhee Ph.D., Climate Change Calculator Creator
2. Ian Zabarte, Native Community Action Council Secretary
3. Jonathan Royce Esteban, Tesla Company
6:40 - 7:00 pm Q&A’s, Community Discussion Online
Join us on Facebook and be part of this Power Dialog. What can individuals do to help “move the needle” on climate change? How do we translate the solutions identified by the state experts in the panel discussion, to actionable items on the ground?
Please help us to inform about the event to others interested on climate change solutions. See attached our invitation and our Nevada Senators’ Climate Commitment Letters.
Save the date: https://calendar.google.com/event?action=TEMPLATE&tmeid=NWMwNWx1YmxscmY5ZWNmNm41cXU2NmN1M2kgZm9ydGluby5hY29zdGFAdW5sdi5lZHU&tmsrc=fortino.acosta%40unlv.edu
NOTE: This opportunity is not just for environmental studies classes. The challenges posed by solving climate change necessarily range across history, science, business, culture, economics, psychology, religion, government, media, journalism, and the arts. Solve Climate has teachers guides for all these subjects for a one-hour follow-up discussion to the state-level, solutions-focused webinars.
The webinars will be recorded so you can view and discuss them in class ANYTIME DURING APRIL AND MAY. Register at our state site or feel welcome to contact me to stay informed.
Help #MakeClimateaClass go viral. Follow and promote us on twitter @solveby2030, and Instagram/Tiktok/Facebook/LinkedIn @solveclimateby2030. Tell all your friends to do it too!
Principal Man Ian Zabarte
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