On Tuesday, April 7, 2020 and working with College and University partners across the US, the Bard Center for Environmental Policy is coordinating the convening of hundreds of conversations focused on the potential to solve the energy side of climate change by 2030. The event features 52 simultaneous, university hosted webinars, one in every state, and in DC and Puerto Rico. The Byrd Polar and Climate Reserach Center is the state lead for Ohio. That evening, we will find out what are three, ambitious but feasible actions that need doing in Ohio, if we really aim to solve climate change by 2030. The event will begin at 5 PM and will have a university-hosted, one-hour state-level webinars in each state, followed by 30 minutes of community discussion, and 30 minutes of devising three actionable items for Ohio which reflect community priorities.
1. Bryan Mark, State Climatologist of Ohio, The Ohio State University Department of Geography
2. Mark Shanahan, Principal, New Morning Energy LLC
3. Alicia Smith, Freshwater Future, Environmental Justice
Moderator: Karina Peggau, Education and Outreach Program Coordinator, Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center
5 PM-6 PM EST: Power Dialog Webinar
6 PM-6:30 PM EST: Breakout Session with Discussion Groups
6:30-7 PM EST: Regroup, Share Goals, Closing Remarks