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Statewide conference on climate solutions slated for late October

Citizens’ Climate Education – NM (CCE-NM) is hosting a statewide conference: Getting Beyond the Climate Argument: Plugging into Solutions. Live presentations will be skyped among conference locations in Santa Fe, Albuquerque, Las Cruces and Taos. CCE-NM is an educational arm of the national organization, Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL).
This weekend of events includes:

 Thursday, Oct.  26: A screening and discussion of “Tomorrow.” This film offers communities from around the world local solutions that have global effects, and it gives encouragement to change the way we live for the sake of our planet.

 Saturday, Oct. 28: A day-long symposium of speakers and panelists at Monte del Sol Charter School in Santa Fe, NM.

o Speakers: Hon. Claudine Schneider, Energy consultant, former Republican Congresswoman, and author of Global Warming Prevention Act of 1989; Mark Reynolds, executive director of Citizens’ Climate Lobby, Coronado, Calif..; Todd Ringler, Ph.D,. member of World Climate Research Program for Climate and Ocean: Variability, Predictability and Change; and David Gutzler, Ph.D., climatologist and professor in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at UNM.

o Break-out sessions with moderated panels on topics including economic development; justice, equity, ethics; youth initiatives; conservation of resources; personal actions for a lower carbon footprint; city, county, and state policies and initiatives; and national organizations and their actions.

 Sunday, Oct. 29: Special training in Citizens’ Climate Lobby advocacy.

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