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Climate School: Solutions

Jul 30, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

| Free

What is environmental activism? Who are environmental activist? Some people do not feel comfortable joining a group or speaking in public about the environment because they are “not a trained Scientist”.

Environmental activists come from many different walks of life and many times don’t know all the facts when they decided to become active. What unites these people is a genuine belief that we must all become involved in changing human behaviors that are harmful to the Earth.  The hard part is finding a group or tasks that are suited to your experience.

Climate School was designed for the person who is thinking about becoming active, but does not know much about activism or the environment. The objective of each class is to give a person a set of tools and experiences they can use to be a better group leader, activist, or volunteer. While these classes will only scratch the surface of Climate Science, it will give students a good overview of Climate Change and the options available should you choose to become an environmental activist. This class would also benefit active people who want to brush up their skills. All are welcome to attend, regardless of experience level.

The student who attended every class should expect to leave with a good foundation in climate science and know what to expect when joining or starting an activist group. While the classes have been designed to be taken together in order, a person would benefit from even attending one.

Each will start with a short lesson on a Climate Science topic, followed by a role play activity, a short lecture on the History of the Environmental Movement, ending with discussion and questions.

Topic:

  • Weather Vs Climate
  • The Water Cycle
  • Present and Future Climate Negotiations

Discussion:

  • Leading groups Vs Supporting groups
  • Lobbying Elected Officials

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Civic Art Lab is a summer-long storefront in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn in collaboration with the Bridge Street Development Corporation’s Pop-up Program. This environmental, arts, and educational initiative calls on citizens to co-produce creative and open ways to share skills and showcase recent cultural and environmental initiatives happening locally in order to amplify the diverse voices and encourage future civic engagement.

 

Details

Date:
Jul 30, 2015
Time:
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Website:
http://www.meetup.com/GreenspaceNYC/events/223640378/

Venue

GreenspaceNYC Civic Art Lab
456B Nostrand Avenue
Brooklyn , NY United States
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