Climate Solutions in Color: Passing the Mic to Underrepresented Climate Heroes

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Date and Time:

Tuesday, February 1, 2022, 1:00pm

Organization: 

Climate Solutions in Color: Passing the Mic to Underrepresented Climate Heroes

Please note: This event has passed. A video recording is available to watch on YouTube.

In light of 2021's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, climate change has been described as "code red for humanity.” The need for solutions and people to bring them to life is clear. Still, far too often, the communities that are most immediately and severely affected by global warming and climate change (including the Black community, communities of color, and other underrepresented groups) are not included in the conversation. How can we "pass the mic" to those who often go unheard and showcase the potential of everyday people – including those who've often been underestimated – to help solve climate change?

As we begin Black History Month, this event focuses on the importance of creating more diverse, equitable, inclusive, and just spaces for climate solutions—with an eye toward the past, present, and future. We will launch the Climate Solutions in Color initiative by Project Drawdown by entering into conversation with Black people who are real-world climate heroes, debuting the Drawdown's Neighborhood: Pittsburgh short documentary series, and sharing ways we can all help "pass the mic.”

How to Register:

Please visit The Great Northern Festival page, to register.