The Climate Change Coalition of Door County will host a virtual event Sept. 2, 7 pm, when Jeffrey Clark, a Lawrence University professor of geosciences, will discuss climate science and technology at the micro level, exploring opportunities and constraints in achieving carbon neutrality. Clark will also take questions from attendees after his presentation at the Björklunden conference center.
The event is free and open to the public, but it’s limited to 40 participants. Donations will be gratefully accepted. Registration is required to receive the link to the Zoom meeting. Register at eventbrite.com/e/net-zero-bjorklunden-registration-116659372323?aff=NR.
Despite the grave dangers that climate change poses, the U.S lacks the political will for coordinated action at the national level. Instead, states, cities and communities are taking their own steps to reduce their carbon footprints. Clark’s presentation will look at the steps necessary to bring an individual institution to carbon neutrality. There is no single right approach, but it’s essential to carefully consider goals, existing infrastructure, building use, cost and regulatory constraints.
Clark began teaching at Lawrence University in 1998, after earning his Ph.D. in geography and environmental engineering from Johns Hopkins University. His research examines anthropogenic impacts on river systems. He’s also part of the Environmental Studies Program at Lawrence University, which he chaired for six years; and he led Lawrence’s first efforts in sustainability in 2008-11 as chair of the Green Roots committee. He recently served as special assistant to the president for sustainability and as co-chair of the Sustainability Steering Committee. Clark is also serving as the project coordinator for the Net-Zero Björklunden Initiative.
For more information please contact Nicole Matson at [email protected] or 715-330-4660.