Mar 272019

Across New York State, libraries will be hosting a community-wide program based on the book Drawdown, edited by Paul Hawkins. Drawdown was the bestselling environmental book of 2017 and offers the most comprehensive plan ever proposed to reverse global warming. The book launched Project Drawdown which seeks to present the best available information on climate solutions in order to describe their beneficial financial, social and environmental impact over the next thirty years. The solutions are based on information from a coalition of researchers, scientists, graduate students, PhDs, post-docs, policy makers, business leaders and activists. Project Drawdown was founded by author, entrepreneur, and environmentalist Paul Hawken when he decided to map, measure, and model the most substantive solutions to stop global warming and to communicate those findings to the world.

The complexity of climate change and global warming often leads people to feel like there’s nothing they can do to have impact. Stop that thought and join us at the library as learned presenters help explain a complicated situation and bring tangible solutions that all of us can incorporate into our lives. Register at the library and receive the book Drawdown.

Warm Temperatures Cold Facts: Climate Change in Antarctica

Thursday, April 11 at 6:30, Dr. Tracy Allen will present information on the causes of climate change and its impact in Antarctica. He will discuss the implications of increasing temperatures, thinning ice, and waning ozone as the impact Antarctica and the planet. Dr. Allen is a Physical Environmental Geographer and the Interim Dean of the school of Sciences at SUNY Oneonta.

Climate Change from the Bottom Up: What can you do?

Thursday, April 18 at 6:30, Danny Lapin will bring information about local efforts to reduce climate change and what all citizens can do to help. Mr. Lapin is the Environmental Planner at the Otsego County Conservation Association and serves as an Otsego County Representative. His experience with water resource management, economics, environmental law and planning will help to inform a rich discussion about local efforts.

Drawdown Book Discussion

Glenda Bolton will lead the book discussion that could change your life. Stop feeling overwhelmed and find out what you can do in your everyday life to impact climate change. Register to receive a free book that compiles world-wide collective wisdom to guide you to solutions.

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