In this event, we will hear from keynote speaker Dr. Katharine Hayhoe about connecting global climate change to local impacts and solutions. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions about climate change impacts and how London communities can mitigate and adapt to climate change for a green and resilient future. Click here to sign up!
About our Feature Speaker, Dr. Katharine Hayhoe
Katharine Hayhoe is an accomplished atmospheric scientist who studies climate change and why it matters to us here and now. She is also a remarkable communicator who has received the American Geophysical Union’s climate communication prize, the Stephen Schneider Climate Communication award, the United Nations Champion of the Earth award, and been named to a number of lists including Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People, Foreign Policy’s 100 Leading Thinkers, and FORTUNE magazine’s World’s Greatest Leaders.
Katharine is currently the Political Science Endowed Professor in Public Policy and Public Law and co-directs the Climate Center at Texas Tech University. She has a B.Sc. in Physics from the University of Toronto and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Atmospheric Science from the University of Illinois and has been awarded honorary doctorates from Colgate University and Victoria University at the University of Toronto.
We will be hosting all Green in the City sessions online via Zoom. These sessions aim to be interactive for all attendees and will include opportunities for you to ask questions, share feedback, and interact with others. Please register for this session through Eventbrite to recieve the Zoom link. This event will be recorded and available for public viewing afterwards.
Green in the City is a seminar series that explores local issues through a sustainability lens. Learn about lifestyle and behavioural changes that support the planet, London’s communities, and you! See all past and upcoming events from the Green in the City series here.
We recognize that this event is being held in February during Black History Month. We encourage folks to learn about and celebrate Black History Month by visiting: http://www.londonpubliclibrary.ca/black-history-month and https://www.facebook.com/lbhcc/. Additionally, we invite you to learn about Black Indigenous and People of Colour (BIPOC) environmentalists through the following resources:
- London Environmental Network - Understanding Environmental Justice and Intersectionality
- Intersectional Environmentalist (IE)
- 16 Essential Books About Environmental Justice, Racism and Activism
- David Lammy - Climate Justice Can't Happen Without Racial Justice
- Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson
- Dr. Robert Bullard - The Father of Environmental Justice