Events - 31 Aug 19

Climatelinks 2019 Photo Contest

Do you have great photos of climate and development? Now is your chance to participate in Climatelinks photo contest and showcase your work with our global community of climate practitioners!

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Heading for Extinction and What To Do About It

Join Extinction Rebellion DC on Saturday, August 31 from 11:30am-12:30pm at Woodridge Neighborhood Library, Meeting Room 1 for a conversation about the seriousness of the climate crisis and what we can do about it.

We will make the case for why radical action is our only hope in the face of climate catastrophe, covering the peer-reviewed climate science of runaway warming, which, if left unchecked, could cause societal collapse and human extinction. Then, we’ll discuss how we can respond to the situation, both emotionally and practically.

Between Sept. 20-27, youth leaders around the world are calling for a climate strike and global week of action. On Sept. 23, activists here in the district will #ShutDownDC! Check out this talk if you want to learn more about why a Global Climate Strike is a necessary and effective way to address the Climate Emergency.

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Essential Features of a Sustainable Society

A presentation and discussion from 5-6 pm preceding the closing reception of Johab Silva’s art exhibition “Land Survey: A Manifesto” 6-8pm.

Presentation topic:
Will we become a late-stage empire, or lead through humanity’s pivotal century? This presentation explores the science behind the transition from an unstable growth-based economy to a steady state economy centered around health, food, and service.

About the Presenter:
Skyler Perkins is the Projects Manager at Arlington-based think-tank Center for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy. His work focuses on the societal transition beyond economic growth for reasons of environmental protection, economic sustainability, and international stability. Skyler got his MS and BS from the University of Vermont where he was a fellow at the Gund Institute for Ecological Economics.

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