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Webinar: Humans can take actions to reduce climate change and its impacts

06 Apr

April 17, 2012, 4-6 pm Pacific | 5-7 pm Mountain | 6-8 pm Central | 7-9 pm Eastern
Register at http://cleanet.org/clean/community/webinars/IW8.html
View other webinars in the series at http://cleanet.org/clean/community/webinars/index.html.

This interactive webinar is designed to help secondary school teachers teach climate science. The focus of this session is on actions that individuals, communities, states and countries can take to reduce the impacts of climate change, which is part of the Guiding Principle of the Climate Literacy Principles.

Goal: To examine a range of actions that humans can take to reduce the impact of climate change on present and future generations.

Duration: 2 hours: Presentation of ways in which individuals and communities can take action, followed by elucidation of related resources from the CLEAN collection that can be used to help students understand what they and others can do. Question and answer opportunities and discussion follow the presentations.

Format: Blackboard Collaborate platform and teleconference line

Registration: There is no registration fee, but registration is required to save a space. Because space is limited, please be sure you can commit before registering. Registration closes when the spaces fill or one week before the webinar, whichever comes first. The registration form is available below.

Contact: For questions contact Marian Grogan at TERC (marian_grogan AT terc.edu)

About the Speakers

Mike Vandenbergh is Professor of Law, and Director of the Environmental Law Program and Climate Change Research Network at Vanderbilt University Law School. His work with Vanderbilt’s Climate Change Research Network involves interdisciplinary teams that focus on the reduction of carbon emissions from the individual and household sector. A leading scholar in environmental and energy law, Mike’s research explores the relationship between formal legal regulation and informal social regulation of individual and corporate behavior.

Cheryl Manning is a National Board Certified Teacher, and teaches regular and honors Earth & Space Science, Physics, Algebra, and regular and AP Environmental Science at Evergreen High School in Evergreen, Colorado. She has worked with the CLEAN project for several years and is a consultant to the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

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