Climate Action Events in the U.S.A,
Tuesday, 9 – Thursday, 18 July, 2019
Thursday, July 11, 2019
Friday, July 12, 2019
Monday, July 15, 2019
Wednesday, 17 July 2019 to Thursday, 18 July, 2019
Thursday, July 18, 2019
Thursday, July 25, 2019
Monday, 29 July, 2019 to Friday, 2 August, 2019
Saturday, August 10, 2019
August 12, 2019
12 August – 15 August
Thursday, August 15, 2019
Thursday, August 22, 2019
Wednesday, Sep 11, 2019, 11:00 AM
Thursday, September 19, 2019
Friday, September 20, 2019
Tuesday, September 24 & Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Thursday, October 3, 2019
Tuesday, 15 October at 08:00 – Thursday, 17 October
Friday, October 18, 2019
Tuesday, 22 October – Thursday, 24 October, 2019
Wednesday, 06 November, 2019
Thursday, Nov 7, 2019, 8:00 AM
17 November at 09:00 – 20 November
High Level Political Forum UN DESA
Date: Tuesday, 9 – Thursday, 18 July, 2019
Location: UN Secretariat, New York
Reviewing SDG 4 (education), 8 (economy),10 (Inequality), 13 (climate) 16 (Peace) and 17 (Partnership -empowering people and ensuring inclusiveness and equality)
51 countries presenting voluntary national reviews (41 for first time) Film festival, training, VNR labs
Drawdown: Do We Have What It Takes to Solve Climate Change?
Date: Thursday, July 11, 2019
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: The Commonwealth Club, Taube Family Auditorium
110 The Embarcadero
San Francisco, CA 94105
Jonathan Foley, Executive Director, Project Drawdown
Greg Dalton, Founder and Host, Climate One
Today’s solutions for addressing climate change on a global scale are doable but daunting. A vigorous debate needs to be had about how to allocate resources, prioritize policies and design economic trade-offs as we move forward.
Project Drawdown has rigorously evaluated a universe of options for reversing climate change, zeroing in on those that don’t require economic overhauls or fairytale breakthroughs in technology. If the solutions are available now, why aren’t they being implemented at scale? Can a climate crisis be averted by a top 10 action list? What are the most impactful actions we can take individually and collectively?
Join us with Jonathan Foley, executive director of Project Drawdown, for a conversation on the actionable and inspirational side of addressing climate change.
Location: 110 The Embarcadero, Taube Family Auditorium, San Francisco
Time: 6 p.m. check-in, 6:30 p.m. program, 7:30 p.m. networking reception
All ticket sales are final and nonrefundable.
Tickets $7 – $20
Zero Hour's Youth Climate Summit Kickoff
Date: Friday, July 12, 2019
7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Location: Miami, FL 33136
This is an amazing evening event to kickoff the summit. The event will include artwork, music, and dancing & cultural showcases. Enjoy a fun night with other climate activists attending the Youth Climate Summit, and experience the creative side of this powerful movement. There will be more details to follow.
We are charging $20 for entrance in order to fund the events on July 13th and July 14th of the Youth Climate Summit.
Refunds up to 30 days before event
Planting Justice Climate Equity Work Day
Date: Monday, July 15, 2019
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Location: Planting Justice and Rolling River Nursery
319 105th Avenue
Oakland, CA 94603
Join us for a 2 part volunteer day of hands on labor for Planting justice and community engagement for Oakland's Climate Action Plan update!
The Planting Justice Nursery is a beacon of justice oriented food security thus we will be supporting them with the Climate Equity Work Day as part of a season of community input to Oakland's next Climate Action Plan.
The Equity Facilitator Team for the City of Oakland's Climate Action Plan will be onsite giving an orientation to our climate crises, the cities history of action and will invite you to define community priorities for the upcoming 2030 climate action plan.
Bring: work glove, water, clothes you can get dirty, money to purchase plants at the Nursery and your concerns for the future of our world and city in the face of the climate emergency we face.
Since 2009 Planting Justice has built over 450 edible permaculture gardens in the San Francisco Bay Area, worked with five high-schools to develop food justice curricula and created 40 green jobs in the food justice movement for folks transitioning from prison.
By building a local, sustainable food system, we can create thousands of green jobs. We provide fair wages with comprehensive benefits for a dignified livelihood in the food system because our communities have been starved for safe, healthy, and empowering jobs for far too long.
By investing in food workers, we can reinvigorate our local economy, increasing access to nutritious food AND meaningful employment.
8th Symposium on the Impacts of an Ice-Diminishing Arctic on Naval and Maritime Operations
Date: Wednesday, 17 July 2019 to Thursday, 18 July, 2019
Location: Washington, D.C.
The 8th Symposium on the Impacts of an Ice-Diminishing Arctic on Naval and Maritime Operations is co-hosted by the U.S. National Ice Center, the U.S. Arctic Research Commission, and the Woodrow Wilson Center.
This two-day event will feature experts speaking on Arctic marine operations, ocean and environmental issues, science, policy, law, and governance. Participants will learn about the impacts of an ice-diminishing Arctic Ocean on marine transportation, resource development, scientific research, federal, state, local, and international operations, and policy implications in the rapidly evolving Arctic. The symposium will be webcast and recorded, and a reception will be held at the conclusion of the first day. Participants are invited (and encouraged!) to present posters on science, technology, operations, or other related subjects.
Thinking Wrong about Climate Change: Funding
Date: Thursday, July 18, 2019
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: Impact Hub
1885 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
We're inviting investors and philanthropists from various industries like carbontech, regenerative agriculture, and renewable energy to come up with fun ideas to fund climate startups, activate faster funding sources, and find easier ways to support projects.
We can’t solve today’s challenges with yesterday’s thinking. During guided networking, The Determined will introduce Think Wrong prompts to spark ideas and conversations.
● 6:00: Show up, meet and drink
● 6:15–7:15: Think Wrong prompts
● 7:15–8:00ish: Mingle
Who should attend
+ Funders and philanthropists looking for their next investment
+ Founders who have a climate-focused startup
+ People who are interested in launching a new business addressing climate
+ Researchers wanting to learn who is working on similar ideas
Thinking Wrong is great for:
+ Coming up with fresh approaches to challenges
+ Breaking through roadblocks
+ Uncovering new ideas to explore
+ Using randomness to drive innovation
+ Meet fellow climate founders, funders, and philanthropists
+ Share what you're working on and get feedback from attendees
+ Adopt a fresh new perspective to catalyze new ideas
+ Walk away with fun prompts for Thinking Wrong and unlocking more creativity towards solving challenges in your work
Building Education Series 2019- Climate Change: A Candid Discussion
Date: Thursday, July 25, 2019
7:30 AM – 10:00 AM
Location: Oswald Building
Cleveland, Ohio 44114
A broad discussion on the effects of climate change, what we can all do to drive positive change to mitigate effects of the commercial building sector.
Keynote speaker and session moderator: Dr. David Orr, Paul Sears Distinguished Professor of Environmental Studies and Politics at Oberlin College and a James Marsh Professor at the University of Vermont. Dr. Orr is a well known environmentalist and published author.
Dr. Orr's suggested reading includes:
Bill McKibben, Falter
Nathaniel Rich, Losing Earth
David Wallace-Wells, The Uninhabitable Earth
7:30 AM - Registration, networking and light breakfast
8:00 - 10:00 AM Program
Register early. Refunds available up to 1 day before the session.
Members of AIA, ASHRAE, C2030D, COSE, CSU, USGBC: $10
Tickets $10 – $15
Refunds up to 1 day before event
7th Annual Summer School on Sustainable Climate Risk Management
Monday, 29 July, 2019 to Friday, 2 August, 2019
Penn State's University Park Campus
Applications are now open for the 7th Annual Summer School on Sustainable Climate Risk Management.
The Network for Sustainable Climate Risk Management's (SCRiM) annual summer school is designed to foster opportunities for collaboration between scholars and practitioners while providing a solid foundation in the broad, multidisciplinary knowledge, tools, and methods of the diverse fields participating in the network.
A key focus of the workshop will be developing a common vocabulary to help foster enhanced cross-disciplinary communication, catalyzing the potential for future research and decision support collaborations. Participants will also gain hands-on experience with key methods and tools including:
Use of simple models in a transdisciplinary framework
Analysis of relevant datasets
Analysis of relevant datasets
This program is targeted at all postdocs, advanced graduate students, and early-career professionals in the decision-making and policy communities who are working on issues related to climate risk. Potential candidates representing NGOs and state or local agencies are strongly encouraged to apply.
In most cases, lodging, meals, registration, and travel costs will be fully covered for participants. International applicants are welcomed.
Hang Dry Your Laundry For Climate Change
Date: Saturday, August 10, 2019
12:00 AM – 11:30 PM
Location: 1712 North Sumner Street
Portland, OR 97217
Save the Date - August 10, 2019
Hang Dry Your Laundry For Climate Change
Did you know a clothes dryer uses electricity equivalent to 3 pounds of coal per load? Or that 97% of Italians hang dry their clothes?
Join Solar Oregon on August 10, 2019 - as we try to see how many people can join us and use the sun to dry their laundry. Save money and energy, reduce emissions, help fight climate change and make your clothes smell great! Take a picture of your laundry drying and post it to social media and help us start a clean energy movement!
Summit on School Climate and Culture - 4th Annual
Date: Mon, August 12, 2019, 7:00 AM –
Tue, Aug 13, 2019, 4:00 PM
Location: Iowa Events Center
730 3rd Street
Des Moines, IA 50309
Complete event information available at http://sscc.dmschools.org/
The Des Moines Public Schools is determined to improve School Climate and Culture through professional development, skill building and the application of best practices and research. Experts within the field of School Improvement agree that a positive School Climate and Culture is key to any sustained District, School and Student improvements. The conditions in which students learn and school staff work, are foundational and inexplicitly linked to student outcomes. Long term and sustainable success occur when adults and students work together to create a positive school climate.
The Des Moines Public Summit will bring educators and stakeholders from around the mid-west to work side-by-side with Global and National experts addressing 5 major strands:
● Multi-Tiered System of Supports
● Whole Child Health
● Community Building
Tickets $350 – $425
2019 Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Industry
Date: Monday, 12 Aug at 00:00 – Thursday, 15 Aug at 03:00 PDT
Location: Portland, Oregon
Save the Date! Join us in Portland for ACEEE's Industry #SummerStudy19. Our Keynote speaker, Amory Lovins, will be kicking off this anticipated August 2019 event.
Rumi's Caravan - A Benefit for The Center for Climate Protection
Date: Thursday, August 15, 2019
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: Osmosis Day Spa Sanctuary
209 Bohemian Highway
Freestone, CA 95472
Osmosis Day Spa Sanctuary is pleased to announce a Garden Summer Evening which includes a fine wine and cheese reception, live music and an inspiring poetry performance.
The evening will begin with a premiere cheese and wine reception with live music on the front lawn. In addition, guests will have the opportunity to experience a magical Cedar Enzyme Footbath, the signature treatment of the Osmosis Spa, throughout the evening.
Along with the reception and one of our signature spa treatments, the evening will be highlighted by Rumi’s Caravan, a Sonoma County tradition that invites guests to be lulled and inspired by ecstatic verse — some ancient, some contemporary – learned by heart, spoken with passion and accompanied with improvisational music. Poet Kay Crista says, “What we want to do is welcome people to this oasis, it’s a place to slip out of the weariness of everyday living and just be nourished by the reminder of the deeper aspects of what is to be human and alive. We want to rekindle the wildness of the heart in a world culture where nature has been beaten into submission.”
And to top it all off, the evening will benefit The Center for Climate Protection, a nonprofit whose mission is to inspire, align, and mobilize action in response to the climate crisis. Working with business, government, youth and the broader community to advance practical, science-based solutions for significant greenhouse gas emission reductions, The Center for Climate Protection makes it easier for people to address climate change and ensure that future generations can continue to live, work, play, and thrive on this extraordinary planet. They provided the impetus for Sonoma Clean Power which has grown to provide Community Choice Energy to over 5 million people in California, reduced greenhouse gas in Sonoma County by 11%, and save $62 million in local consumer electricity rates. All proceeds to benefit The Center For Climate Protection.
Caravan poets include Kay Crista, Larry Robinson and Doug von Koss accompanied by musicians Jason Parmar on percussion and Donald Fontowitz playing Turkish Oud and Chaturangui. Together they will celebrate the world’s cultural and spiritual traditions with the sublime power of performance poetry.
● 6 – 7 pm – Wine and Cheese reception
● 7:00 pm – Performance by Rumi’s Caravan
Refunds up to 7 days before event
Lakes Environmental Association: Climate Communications Workshop
Date: Thursday, August 22, 2019
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Location: Maine Lake Science Center
51 Willett Rd
Bridgton, ME 04009
This half-day training, hosted by the Lakes Environmental Association and presented by Tyler Kidder of the Onion Foundation in partnership with the Maine Climate Table, will help you communicate more effectively with Mainers on the topic of climate change. Based on extensive Maine social research conducted by a team of strategic communication professionals, the training workshop includes information on modern brain science as well as findings on how to change opinion and move audiences to action. The trainer leads attendees through a multimedia presentation with plenty of time for discussion and practice. No matter your audience, you will gain helpful insights on how to better reach and connect with them. All are welcome, no prior experience with communications necessary.
All trainees who complete the training workshop receive the print edition of Communication with Mainers of Climate Change Toolkit and the Climate Table Communications 101 Guide.
Follow up support and opportunities for ongoing evaluation of implementation efforts will be available for six months after the workshop through a series of interactive webinars, office hours and online evaluations hosted by the Climate Table and Tyler Kidder. Webinars will offer an opportunity to workshop progress to date and share ideas and examples of climate communications. Office hours will allow for one-on-one support from the workshop facilitator.
Women Funded 2019: Leadership for a Changing World
Date: Wednesday, Sep 11, 2019, 11:00 AM –
Friday, Sep 13, 2019, 2:00 PM
Location: San Francisco
1625 Post St
San Francisco, CA 94115
Join 400 change makers from around the world to share, learn, and collaborate for gender equity. Get inspired as we look to the current state of the world, and the great need for women's and girls' leadership in all arenas. Hear from those on the front lines of social change, including: climate justice, women's health, criminal justice reform, ending child marriage, re-shaping philanthropy, and more.
Women Funded 2019 is the only space created for funders of gender equity and those who want to amplify their voice and influence for a more equitable world.
Regular program updates can be found at Women Funded 2019: Leadership for a Changing World.
Please note that video, audio and still recordings of the event may be used by WFN. All attendees, through their voluntary attendance and ticket purchase, are presumed to have granted permission for such recording and any future use of the related materials by Women's Funding Network.
Learning from Bedford: Community-Based Climate Change Solutions
Date: Thursday, September 19, 2019
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM EDT
Location: Jay Heritage Center
210 Boston Post Road
Rye, NY 10580
Bedford 2020 was founded in 2010 and named for a very clear objective: “Reducing Bedford, New York’s carbon emissions 20% by 2020 and preserving our natural resources.” Midge Iorio, Executive Director of Bedford 2020 will present on the petri-dish of Bedford, its role as a testing ground for community climate strategies that can be replicated, and sharing what they’ve learned on reducing their carbon footprint 1 year short of 2020.
Miami Climate Strike
Date: Friday, September 20, 2019
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Miami Beach City Hall
1700 Convention Center Drive
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Strike for bipartisan climate policies allowing us to combat climate change.
Nobel Conference 55
Date: Tuesday, September 24 & Wednesday, September 25, 2019
The changes being wrought on the earth’s climate system are vast, without precedent, and of such magnitude and scale as to potentially alter life itself. Nobel Conference 55 asks “What tools are available, what research efforts do we require, and what kind of people do we need to be to conceptualize and address global climate challenges?” Nobel Conference 55 will bring together seven leading thinkers to address climate change from perspectives including paleoclimate studies, climate justice, climate modeling, and climate adaptation. We invite you to join us to grapple with the causes and consequences of climate change and with our responses to the challenges it presents us, as individuals and as a society.
In Brookline, Climate is Everybody's Business
Date: Tuesday, September 24, 2019
8:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Location: Brookline Town Hall, Room 103
333 Washington Street
Brookline, MA 02445
Learn ways to green your organization and celebrate your success. Open to all Brookline businesses, non-profits, and faith organizations.
This workshop is a part of Brookline's new "Climate is Everybody's Business" pilot program for business owners, non-profits and faith organizations to green their everyday practices with a focus on energy. Come to this free event to learn about practical solutions to reduce your organizations' climate impact and support Brookline's ambitious sustainability plans. In addition to other helpful information, the workshop will feature stories and testimonials from local business owners with specific steps they’ve taken to reduce their climate impact and the local resources to replicate their success.
The workshop is part of a larger pilot program designed to engage and recognize businesses for their role in Brookline's transition to carbon neutrality by 2050. Participants will be part of an initial cohort of local business and nonprofit leaders who will conduct a self-assessment of their everyday sustainability practices and receive public recognition for these efforts. This new recognition program will celebrate organizations in Brookline that have taken steps to green their operational practices in terms of energy, waste, climate and air quality.
Register to attend the workshop on Tuesday, September 24th from 8-10:30 am in room 103 of the Brookline Town Hall. From 8:00-8:30 will be registration and coffee, and program starts at 8:30.
More information will be available soon via
the Brookline Chamber of Commerce website www.brooklinechamber.com
Anne Sudduth at email@example.com
or David Gladstone firstname.lastname@example.org
Climate Correction 2019
Date: Thursday, October 3, 2019
8:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Location: University of Central Florida
2715 Pegasus Dr
Pegasus Ballroom - Student Union
Orlando, FL 32816
VoLo Foundation, in partnership with the University of Central Florida, invites you to the Second Annual Climate Correction, a conference and expo dedicated to sharing and collaborating on climate change solutions. Last year's event filled the auditorium with attendees eager to learn from industry experts, like David S. Vogel, Katharine Hayhoe, Alex Slocum, and many more. In 2019, prepare to be blown away by cutting edge research and innovation; join us where crisis and opportunity intersect. If you have an interest in renewable energy, sea-level rise, clean eating, and sustainable living this conference is for you.
If you are a student currently enrolled at a Florida college or university be sure to check out the VISTA Award competition to showcase your own solution!
To learn more about this opportunity and Climate Correction,
For your convenience, a group room block is available at the DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando East - UCF Area. Enjoy a discounted rate when you book using the group name "Climate Connection 2019" by September 3.
Tickets $10 – $75
2019 National Conference on Energy Efficiency as a Resource
Date: Tuesday, 15 October at 08:00 – Thursday, 17 October at 18:00 EDT
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Save the date and join us in the Mill City for the latest news on utility energy efficiency!
This fall, ACEEE will host its tenth EER Conference, the premier US event on efficiency as a utility resource. Held every other year since 2001, the conference highlights the latest developments in the design and delivery of customer energy efficiency programs and in the regulatory mechanisms that help make them possible.
Creating A Climate For Change Conference 2019
Date: Friday, October 18, 2019
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sat, October 19, 2019
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Location: Southern Institute of Manufacturing and Technology
1951 Pisgah Road
Florence, South Carolina 29501
The VERGE 19 conference
Date: Tuesday, 22 October – Thursday, 24 October, 2019
Location: OAKLAND, CA , OAKLAND CONVENTION CENTER
THE PLATFORM FOR ACCELERATING THE CLEAN ECONOMY
OCT 22 - 24, 2019 OAKLAND, CA , OAKLAND CONVENTION CENTER
The VERGE 19 conference and expo is the platform for companies, cities and communities accelerating the clean economy.
Join more than 3,000 leaders — from the private and public sectors, utilities, solution providers, NGOs and startups — to explore scalable, cross-cutting solutions and to advance the most dynamic and influential markets driving a sustainable future:
Clean energy — decarbonizing global energy systems at both the grid and distributed scales
Electrified transportation — accelerating zero-emissions transportation and sustainable, livable cities
Circular economy — optimizing resource use through systems that are restorative and regenerative
Carbon removal — creating value from carbon by sequestering it, turning it into products and materials, and rebuilding soil
Attend VERGE 19 to:
experience emerging technologies and market-ready products and services
participate in more than 120 sessions and special programs
meet thought leaders, corporate leaders and entrepreneurs
engage in networking with peers across industries and sectors
National Geographic Innovation Challenge: Ocean Plastic Turning the Tide on Plastic Waste
Date: Wednesday, 06 November, 2019 (All Day)
Location: 8610 Kennel Way La Jolla, CA 92037, US
The Ocean Plastic Innovation Challenge, a key component of National Geographic and Sky Ocean Ventures' partnership to reduce plastic waste, asks problem solvers from around the globe to develop a novel solution to take the world's plastic waste crisis. The Challenge is a 1-year competition composed of 3 complementary tracks that will run simultaneously-- Design, Circular Economy, and Data Visualization.
Initial submission deadline June 11, 2019.
For more information on this event, contact:
2019 Georgia Climate Conference
Date: Thursday, Nov 7, 2019, 8:00 AM –
Friday, Nov 8, 2019, 12:00 PM EST
Location: Emory Conference Center Hotel
1615 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA 30329
Join leaders from the public, private, academic, and non-profit sectors sharing progress and identifying new opportunities to help Georgia take practical steps to respond to a changing climate.
Topics include: Agriculture, Equity & Justice, Forestry, Education, Energy, Health, Infrastructure, Oceans & Coasts, Transportation, and Water
More information at http://conference.georgiaclimateproject.org/
Tickets $0 – $90
Refunds up to 7 days before event
The Behavior, Energy & Climate Change Conference (BECC)
Date: 17 November at 09:00 – 20 November at 12:00 PST
Location: Hyatt Regency Sacramento
1209 L St, Sacramento, California 95814
The theme of this year’s #conference is “Scaling Up.” BECC has been at the forefront of supporting #behavioral research to address #climate and #energy issues for more than a decade. Now is the time to take these established principles and practices and scale them up.
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