“Climate Forward: A New Road Map for Wisconsin’s Climate and Energy Future” will be the topic at the Climate Change Coalition of Door County’s monthly program, set for Jan. 11, 7 pm at Björklunden, 7590 Boynton Lane, Baileys Harbor. The speaker is Chelsea Chandler, director of environmental initiatives at the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters. The program is free and open to the public.
“Climate Forward” identifies five “pathways to progress” to reduce Wisconsin’s dependence on fossil fuels, support sustainable energy sources, create jobs, and increase investment in the 21st century economy. The report also profiles Wisconsin businesses, communities, and individuals in the vanguard of energy innovation and other sustainability practices, and outlines dozens of options for action at many levels.
Chandler leads the Academy’s Climate & Energy and Waters of Wisconsin Initiatives. Before joining the Academy, she worked as a scientist in the Stockholm Environment Institute’s Climate and Energy group and studied climate change adaptation through water resource management in the Andes with the International Union for Conservation of Nature. She also co-owns and co-manages Plowshares & Prairie Farm in Argyle, Wis., an organic produce farm with a community supported agriculture program. She has a Master’s in Global Change Science and Policy from the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies and a Bachelor’s in Atmospheric Science from the University of California – Berkeley.
The Climate Change Coalition of Door County seeks to transcend partisanship and to voice the care we all have for the natural world. It fosters knowledge and action to address climate change’s challenges and protect the Earth for future generations. For more information visit climatechangedoorcounty.com.