Library to livestream conference on global warming solutions

08 Oct 2019 | 01:14

    Sustainable Warwick and the Albert Wisner Library will cosponsor a livestream of the introductory session of “Drawdown Learn” taking place at the Omega Center for Sustainable Living in Rhinebeck on Friday, Oct. 18, from 7:30 to 10 p.m. in the library.

    The purpose of the weekend conference is to share information and curriculum ideas and develop support and action to draw down greenhouse gas emissions. Methods for doing this were laid out in detail in the 2017 book "Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming" published by the nonprofit environmental organization Project Drawdown. This book is available in the library.

    The Friday evening livestream session will include a panel discussion on Women Advancing Climate Policy Solutions with Rhiana GunnWright (Green New Deal policy lead), N.Y. State Sen. Jen Metzger and N.Y.S. Assemblywoman Didi Barrett moderated by Carla Goldstein (cofounder, Omega Women's Leadership Center). This is an opportunity to learn more about the Green New Deal and how legislation might address global warming.

    According to the conference publicity, since the publication of Drawdown and the first Drawdown Learn conference, “schools, community groups, nonprofits, governments, businesses and individuals have been galvanized by the solutionsbased blueprint.”