Over Fall 2018 and Spring 2019, the Wisconsin Academy is hosting an environmental breakfast series with the theme, Drawdown in Wisconsin. These breakfasts are designed to foster discussion and peer learning amongst experts, practitioners, and the interested public regarding local solutions to global environmental challenges.
Our theme is based on the book, Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming, a compilation of research from more than 200 scientists and policymakers that maps, measures, and details eighty of the most substantive solutions to global warming that already exist. Edited by Paul Hawken, Drawdown aims to be accessible to anyone who wants to know what we, collectively, can do to reduce CO2 emissions. This fall and spring we will explore four of these promising solutions that are applicable to Wisconsin.
You are invited to join us at the Academy Office from 7:30-8:45 am as we cover the following topics:
- October 25, 2018: "Electric Vehicles": Debbie Branson, New Market Manager at Madison Gas & Electric Co.
- November 29, 2018: "Microgrids": Gary Radloff, Principal at The Radloff Group
- February 28, 2019 (tentative): "Regenerative Agriculture"
- March 28, 2019 (tentative): "Reduced Food Waste"
RSVP emails will be sent out prior to each breakfast event. While these breakfasts are free, registration is required as space is limited. Please contact Kelly Hilyard if you would like to be added to the e-mail list. Coffee and light breakfast snacks provided. We hope you can join us!
During the fall of 2017 and winter/spring of 2018, our series had the theme, We’ll Always Have Paris. Following President Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Accord in June, a number of cities, states, universities, businesses and other groups across the country have committed to collectively achieving the United States’ greenhouse gas emission reduction goal (26-28% reduction from 2005 levels by 2025). This series (topics and prentation PPTs listed below) explored the ways that Wisconsin residents and groups can locally contribute to reaching global climate goals.