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ALL IN for Climate Action Week Kick-off Event: Equity and Action

September 20, 2020 , 5:00 pm 6:00 pm

RECORDING: We are so honored that Tamara Toles O’Laughlin and Dr. Sweta Chakraborty took time to share their valuable insights with us. If you missed the event or want to watch it again, you can view a recording here.

This online event kicked off our second ALL IN for Climate Action Week with speakers discussing their experiences with climate justice work and how we can consider equity and action when addressing climate change issues.

We had two amazing, knowledgeable speakers share during this event:

  • Tamara Toles O’Laughlin is the North America Director at 350.org whose work focuses “on equity, access and community. She develops capacity building programs and creates multimedia campaigns to dismantle privilege and increase opportunities for vulnerable populations to access healthy air, clean energy, and a toxic free economy at the local, regional, and national level.”
  • Dr. Sweta Chakraborty “is a risk and behavioral scientist. She is recognized as an expert communicator who helps household decision-makers better understand existing and emerging risks to be better prepared to thrive on a rapidly changing planet. From climate change, food and water insecurity and scarcity, social strife, over-population, and pandemics, Dr. Chakraborty is the go-to person to learn the truth about, implications of, and the solutions to the risks that threaten human security and well-being.”

Bellingham Mayor Seth Fleetwood provided an introduction. Dr. Grace Wang, Professor and Department Chair of Environmental Studies at Huxley College of the Environment at WWU, moderated the event.

The City supports open dialogue and listening to a variety of points of view, however the views and opinions expressed in this event are not necessarily a reflection of the City’s goals or priorities.

Hosted by: City of Bellingham, Multifaith Network for Climate Justice, Puget Sound Energy, Sustainable Connections, Whatcom County Public Works