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Getting to Net Zero in Tahoe: Taking Local Climate Action
October 5, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - October 10, 2020 @ 12:00 pm
The Tahoe Climate Change Action Network Presents
“Getting to Net Zero in Tahoe: Taking Local Climate Action”
This weeklong webinar series seeks to increase individual agency and understanding of climate change in Tahoe and globally. Together we hope to craft a better future by acting to cut greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030.
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, CA, September 7, 2020 – The Tahoe Climate Change Action Network (TCCAN) is hosting an inspiring week of online events with opportunities to connect individual, community and regional efforts to the global movement to ensure we are counting down to a better, carbon neutral future.
The weeklong event brings together leaders engaged in bold action during a year when communities around the world are working in parallel toward a shared climate goal. All are invited to become part of this global effort of enacting climate solutions, elevating climate change as an issue of importance to the community, and modeling a way of life that cares for future generations.
For those who are curious, confused, or concerned about how climate change will affect them or their children, TCCAN offers this FREE webinar series created by and for Tahoe residents. In this series, TCCAN will:
- Elevate climate change as an issue of importance to our community via direct engagement of decision makers including: Lake Tahoe Community College, the City of South Lake Tahoe, and LTUSD.
- Empower, connect and inspire Tahoe youth to get educated and take action.
- Promote job opportunities and programs that are climate-friendly.
- Support the campaigns of climate action advocates who are running for local and regional offices.
- Raise awareness about the urgency of achieving net zero emissions locally and globally.
- Spread awareness about the global Countdown effort connecting people to the larger causes and movements (see countdown.ted.com).
- Energize the biggest get-out-the-vote campaign in Tahoe.
MONDAY 10/5/20, 12:00PM: CLIMATE CHANGE AND CLIMATE ACTION IN TAHOE
Hosted by Nick Exline, TCCAN founder, 100% Renewable Committee Chair, and STPUD Board Member
Climate change seems like a scary and complex thing that is happening somewhere else. But in truth it will have a very big impact on our lives here in Tahoe in the near future. Meet locals engaged in this issue. Let’s prevent and prepare for these changes together. Link to register (free).
TUESDAY 10/6/20, two sessions: YOUTH PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE
- Middle and High School Sessions at time TBD: Hosted by Trish Sussman, 100% Renewable Committee Founding Member
- LTCC Session at 12:00pm: Hosted by Bob Cliff, LTCC Foundation Board Member
Attendees will be empowered with current information on the global climate movement and global net-zero goals, connected with other youth leaders, and introduced to local projects, programs, and opportunities addressing climate change. Link provided privately (free).
WEDNESDAY 10/7/20, 12:00PM: GREEN JOBS HERE IN TAHOE!
Hosted by: John Friedrich, Tahoe Green Jobs founder and City Council Candidate
Come learn about exciting new green job opportunities being developed in Tahoe including: forest health and wildfire prevention, solar installation, sustainable affordable home building, and energy efficiency. Link to register (free).
THURSDAY 10/8/20, 12:00PM: WHY VOTING MATTERS TO THE CLIMATE
Hosted by: Susan Chandler, Political activist and retired science teacher
Voting is the single most powerful climate action you can take. Meet your local elected official climate champions and learn how to meaningfully support their campaigns. Link to register (free).
FRIDAY 10/9/20, 12:00PM: WAYS TO ENGAGE ON CLIMATE LOCALLY
Host: Sara Letton, 100% Renewable Committee Member
“But I’m just one person–what difference can I make?” Attendees will be introduced to opportunities to engage in Tahoe-based efforts with collective impact. Link to register (free).
SATURDAY 10/10/20, 12:00PM: A GLOBAL CLIMATE EVENT!
Host: Sara Letton,100% Renewable Committee Member
Events this week have paralleled climate events around the world. In this session, we will see how our local action fits into worldwide climate efforts. Link to register (free).
“TCCAN is proud to provide these opportunities for learning and for engaging in climate action alongside fellow community members,” said Nick Exline, founder of TCCAN. “We know that collectively we need to cut our carbon emissions in half by 2030, and the necessary changes start at the community level. We envision Tahoe as a model for climate change solutions that will be replicated elsewhere.”
The webinar series begins on October 5, concluding October 10. Guests can register for any session for free at the TCCAN website: https://tahoeclimatechangeactionnetwork.org/virtual-events
The Tahoe Climate Change Action Network is an all-volunteer run organization dedicated to climate action, climate justice, and climate dialog. We serve as a strong advocate, resource, and partner to climate change action champions.
Sara Letton – TCCAN
(530) 605-7222 / firstname.lastname@example.org