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Webinar: On 4.7.20, Focus Your Campus on Ambitious Climate Solutions
February 12, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm ESTFree
Solve Climate By 2030 is mobilizing US educators to engage over 100,000 students in dialog about ambitious stabilizing the climate over the next decade. It culminates on the evening of April 7, 2020, with 52 simultaneous, university-hosted webinars, one in every state, and in DC and Puerto Rico. We’ll find out what are three big, ambitious but feasible things that need doing in Texas and Idaho, Michigan and New Jersey, Florida and Minnesota, if we really aim to stop climate change. Every college student studying issues related to climate change, every AP environmental science class, and every concerned student, faith and civic group in the state should tune in. Solve Climate will offer a template for discussion following the webinars, for all groups participating in each state, to develop strategies to support the state-level policy ideas.
Eban Goodstein, Director, Center for Environmental Policy, Bard College
Eban Goodstein directs Graduate Programs in Sustainability at Bard College. Professor Goodstein holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Michigan, and a B.A. in Geology from Williams College. Goodstein is the author of three books: Economics and the Environment, Fighting for Love in the Century of Extinction; How Passion and Politics Can Stop Global Warming and The Trade-off Myth; Fact and Fiction about Jobs and the Environment. Articles by Goodstein have appeared among other outlets, The Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Land Economics, Ecological Economics, and Environmental Management. His research has been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Scientific American, Time, The Economist, USA Today, and The Chronicle of Higher Education, and he has testified in Congress on the employment impacts of environmental regulation. He serves on the editorial board of Sustainability: The Journal of Record, has been an Advisor to Chevrolet on their Clean Energy Initiative, and a Director of the Follett Corporation.
David Blockstein, Project Director, Solve Climate By 2030, Bard Center for Environmental Policy
David E. Blockstein, Ph.D. is an ecologist and conservation biologist with more than 30 years of national leadership at the interface of science and environmental policy. Dr. Blockstein has worked on a wide range of science and policy issues including climate change and energy education, biodiversity policy, sustainability, increasing the representation of minorities in science, mechanisms to improve the linkages between science and decision making on environmental issues, and digital communication of scientific information on the environment. Dr. Blockstein helped to create the National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE), with a mission to improve the scientific basis of environmental decisionmaking and served as its first Executive Director in 1990. He held a variety of leadership positions at NCSE until leaving as Chief Scientist in 2018. Dr. Blockstein helped to shape interdisciplinary environmental, sustainability and energy education at US colleges and universities by founding and helping to lead the Council of Environmental Deans and Directors (CEDD), the Council of Energy Research and Education Leaders (CEREL), the US Partnership for Education for Sustainable Development and the Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences (AESS), where he currently serves as senior adviser. He is the recipient of the American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) Distinguished Service Award.