In fall 2017 and winter/spring 2018, the Wisconsin Academy is hosting a monthly environmental breakfast series entitled, 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 will explore ways that Wisconsin residents and groups can locally contribute to reaching global climate goals. You are invited to join us at the Academy Office (1922 University Avenue, Madison, WI) monthly on Thursdays from 7:30-8:45 am as we cover the following topics:
- Sept. 28: “How individuals can lead,” [download PDF] – Stacie Reece, Director of Sustainable Business Initiative, Sustain Dane
- Oct. 26: “How businesses can lead,” [download PDF] – Kathy Kuntz, Executive Director, Cool Choices
- Nov. 30: “How counties can lead,” [download PDF] – Keith Reopelle, Director, Dane County Office of Energy and Climate Change
- Jan. 25: “How faith communities can lead,” [download PDF] – Peter Bakken, Executive Director, Wisconsin Interfaith Power and Light
- Feb. 22: “How universities can lead,” – Steve Gilchrist, Program Director, Edgewood Sustainability Leadership Program
- Mar. 22: “How cities can lead,” [download PDF] – Michael Vickerman, Program & Policy Director, RENEW Wisconsin and Richard Heinemann, Attorney, Boardman & Clark LLP
Please join us for these informal talks, hosted by the Wisconsin Academy. RSVP emails will be sent out prior to each talk. Space is limited. Please contact Climate & Energy Initiative director Chelsea Chandler if you would like to be added to the e-mail list. Coffee & light breakfast snacks provided.