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Lecture Series - Stewards of Our Children’s Future: 2011…

On Tuesday evening, April 26, the Benicia Sustainability Commission, in collaboration with Solano Community College, will be presenting the second lecture-workshop, in the series of five, called "Stewards of Our Children's Future: 2011..." For those who attended the first kick-off lecture on the concept and practices of sustainability, you know how vital, informing, personal and even entertaining, Dr. Betsy Julian (SCC Dean of Math and Science Dept.) was in her characterizations of the challenge of retooling communities to become more sustainable, where social equity, economic and ecological benefit must be considered as part of any solution to reduce our carbon footprint.

If you missed the first lecture, I highly recommend that you take the time to view it on You Tube, where the video was uploaded by the commission's vice chair, Constance Beutel, who is filming the entire series.

Full lecture: www.youtube.com/watch
Clip excerpts: www.youtube.com/watch

We're fortunate to have Dr. Julian back to present the next topic, the science of climate change and global warming. She promises that the lecture will be more about science than the policy challenges, so this is a great opportunity to learn, in a comfortable local setting, from a geologist about how she understands "the facts" about global warming as they are interpreted with other research data that indicate a changing ecosystem responding to elevated CO2 levels in the atmosphere.

The lecture will be held at the Heritage Presbyterian Church, in the sanctuary, starting at 7 pm. Parking may be tight in the lot, (there's a popular AA meeting held in the social hall on Tuesday evenings) so find parking where you can or walk!

Stewards of Our Children’s Future: 2011…
For Ecologic & Economic Health + Community Resilience

Free Public Lecture–Workshop Series
All Welcome! residents, parents, high school youth, business community, city staff & employees
• What are we doing now to secure our ecologic & economic future?
• Why do we need to act now?
• Here’s the chance to learn more & participate - starting April 12

Lecture–Workshop Series time & location

April 12, 7 - 9 pm, Local, Regional, National & Global Sustainability Benicia Library*
April 26, 7 - 9 pm, Understanding Climate Change: An Overview Heritage Presbyterian**
May 10, 7 - 9 pm, Climate Action Plan and Benicia Benicia Library
May 24, 7 - 9 pm, Energy, Water and Waste: Conservation Heritage Presbyterian
June 7, 7 - 9 pm, Where are the green jobs? Heritage Presbyterian

* Benicia Public Libary – 150 East L St., Benicia
** Heritage Presbyterian Church – 1400 East 2nd St., Benicia

Lecture-Workshop Series sponsored by:

City of Benicia’s Community Sustainability Commission [CSC] & Solano Community College
Attendance at all 5 lecture-workshops will earn a Certificate of Completion from Solano Community College. Contact info: Constance Beutel, Vice Chair, CSC, cmbeutel@sbcglobal.net
 

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Gene Doherty, local sustainability activist, is a member of several committees and commissions. His finger is on the pulse of what’s happening locally. This blog will focus on sustainability matters of all types as well as green living. Watch for tips on how to reduce your carbon footprint, what’s happening at the City level, how private businesses are doing their part, news from Benicia’s Sustainability Commission and more.

 

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