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First Presbyterian San Anselmo is a progressive, inclusive Christian community blessed with meaningful worship, people who care for one another, diverse ministries for all ages, and a passion for justice and service.

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72 Kensington Road

San Anselmo, CA  94960

 

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GREEN CHAUTAUQUA

SPEAKER SERIES ON CLIMATE CHANGE

 

A forum of ideas on climate change for the Marin community,

equipping ourselves to respond with deeper understanding and hope. 

UPCOMING SPEAKERS

From Fear to Courage

Facing Climate Change

Sunday, November 17

5:00 to 7:00 pm

Join us for a profound evening with three leaders addressing our intensifying emotions in the face of climate crisis.


Constance WASHBURN
facilitator of The Work That Reconnects


Laura SCHMIDT
Aimee LEWIS REAU
co-founders of Good Grief Networ

Refreshments following.

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PAST SPEAKERS

Firestorm in Redding

Stories of Survival

October 12, 2019

Eyewitness accounts of the deadly Redding “fire tornado” that generated 150 mph winds and killed 8 people, spawned by the Carr Fire that burned 229,000 acres and destroyed 1,600 structures. A panel discussion featuring:

  • Fire Chief Jason Weber Marin County Fire Dept.

  • Captain Dean Gilardi Accident Investigator

  • Captain Mark Burbank Engine Captain

  • Lizzie Johnson SF Chronicle Reporter,  “150 Minutes of Hell”

Co-sponsored by: 350Marin, Environmental Forum of Marin, Fairfax 5G Task Force, Marin Conservation League, Sierra Club Marin Group, Watershed Alliance of Marin

Copy Of -The End of Ice

Dahr Jamail in conversation with Peter B. Collins, syndicated talk radio host

February 02, 2019

Dahr Jamail, award-winning journalist and mountaineer, will speak about his new book, The End of Ice, a firsthand chronicle of the catastrophic impact of climate change to our planet’s wild and fragile places.

Co-sponsored by First Presbyterian San Anselmo, 350Marin, Environmental Forum of Marin, Good Earth Natural Foods, Green Party of Marin, Sierra Club Marin Group, Social Justice Center of Marin, Sustainable Marin, Watershed Alliance of Marin

The End of Ice

Dahr Jamail in conversation with Peter B. Collins, syndicated talk radio host

February 02, 2019

Dahr Jamail, award-winning journalist and mountaineer, will speak about his new book, The End of Ice, a firsthand chronicle of the catastrophic impact of climate change to our planet’s wild and fragile places.

Co-sponsored by First Presbyterian San Anselmo, 350Marin, Environmental Forum of Marin, Good Earth Natural Foods, Green Party of Marin, Sierra Club Marin Group, Social Justice Center of Marin, Sustainable Marin, Watershed Alliance of Marin

Climate Heroes on Trial: The Valve Turners

Michael Foster, teacher and tree planter Emily Johnston, poet and author in conversation with Peter B. Collins, syndicated talk radio host

January 14, 2018

Two of the five Valve Turners shared courageous stories about their choice to shut off the valves on 5 pipelines delivering dirty crude from Canadian tar sands to refineries in the US. We learned why they acted out of necessity to raise our awareness and protect the planet while there is still time. 

Co-sponsored by First Presbyterian San Anselmo, 350 Marin, and Sierra Club San Francisco Bay.

Standing with Standing Rock

with Larry Bragman and Ford Greene in conversation with Erin Schode

March 04, 2017

Observer-participants at Standing Rock last fall shared their profoundly moving experiences. Also featuring Cherokee-Metis singer/songwriter Jane De Cuir.

For a copy of Peter Anderson's slides, click here.

Co-sponsored by: 1st Presbyterian Church of San Anselmo, 10th AD Democratic Club, 350Marin, Citizens’ Climate Lobby, Environmental Health Network, Food and Water Watch CA, Gallinas Watershed Council, Golden Gate Pachamama Community, ISOJI-Marin City Equity Project, Marin County Bicycle Coalition, Marin County Green Party, Marin County Young Democrats, Marin School of Environmental Leadership, Marin Water Coalition, Mill Valley Community Action Network, Moms Advocating Sustainability, OFA-Marin, Pesticide Free Zone, Resilient Neighborhoods, Sierra Club Marin Group, Social Justice Center of Marin, Strategic Energy Innovations, Sustainable Fairfax, Sustainable Marin, Sustainable San Rafael, Watershed Alliance of Marin

 

Eating our Future or Feeding Our Health? The Climate-Diet Connection

with Michael A. Klaper, M.D.

August 24, 2016

Dr. Klaper explained how our food choices impact not only our health and well-being, but our ability to reverse climate change and heal the planet.

 

Presented by 350Marin. 

Did the Climate Change in Paris? What's Next?

with Mark Hertsgaard and panelists Elizabeth Ferguson, Emilie Anna Reaves, and Jeremy Lent

March 02, 2016

For the first time, nations around the world agreed that we need aggressive goals. And with their inadequate commitments so far, it has further highlighted the gaping chasm between where we need to go and where we’re headed. What does all of it mean for climate activism going forward?  

 

Mark Hertsgaard is celebrated Nation magazine Environmental Correspondent and author of the hopeful Hot: Living Through the Next 50 Years on Earth.

 

Presented by 350Marin.

Climate Solutions from the Ground Up: Carbon Farming

with John Wick, co-founder of the Marin Carbon Project

December 02, 2015

The Marin Carbon Project (MCP) seeks to enhance carbon sequestration in rangeland, agricultural, and forest soils through applied research, demonstration and implementation in Marin County.  John Wick co-founded both the Marin Carbon Project and the Carbon Cycle Institute, and has independently led statewide educational campaigns, supported new laws related to healthy soils and compost, and built functional economy-wide models for rebalancing the global carbon cycle.

Co-sponsored by: 350Marin, Environmental Forum of Marin, Marin Water Coalition, MOMS Advocating Sustainability, Pesticide Free Marin by 2016, Pesticide Free Zone, Sierra Club Marin Group, Sustainable Fairfax, Sustainable Homestead Valley.

How Solar Houses Can Power a Town

with Harvey Wasserman, journalist and author

June 06, 2015

Harvey Wasserman has served as senior advisor to Greenpeace and the Nuclear Information and Resource Service. He is a popular radio talk host, columnist, author and lifelong activist for clean energy. Harvey Wasserman described about how solar collectors on each roof top can lead the way to 100% clean energy and energy independence. 

Co-sponsored by 350Marin, Marin Water Coalition, Sustainable San Rafael, Watershed Alliance of Marin, Citizens Climate Lobby, Green Sangha, Sustainable Fairfax, and 350East Bay.

Climate Crisis: The Case for a Carbon Tax

with Peter Joseph, Citizens Climate Lobby

March 13, 2015

Dr. Joseph is group leader of the Marin Chapter at Citizens Climate Lobby and an emergency physician trained to help educate the public about the devastating impacts of global warming. He is the co-author of The Little Engine That Could: Carbon Fee and Dividend, the Popular Choice winner in the U.S. Carbon Price category of this year’s MIT Climate CoLab contest. Dr. Joseph proposed an economic solution to the climate crisis that can be acceptable to conservatives and progressives alike.

Co-sponsored by 350Marin, 350East Bay, Marin Water Coalition, Sustainable Fairfax, Sustainable San Rafael, Watershed Alliance of Marin, Green Sangha, Citizens Climate Lobby.

The Next Economy: Toward a Sustainable Global Future

with Garvin Jabush, Co-Founder Green Alpha Advisors

September 09, 2015

Garvin Jabusch is cofounder and chief investment officer of Green Alpha® Advisors, LLC and co-manager of the Sierra Club Green Alpha Portfolio. He also authors the Sierra Club’s green economics blog, “Green Alpha’s Next Economy.”  Garvin shared insights on green investing, and focus on the practicality and consequences of divestment from fossil fuels – both for individuals and organizations.

Co-sponsored by 350Marin, 250East Bay, Marin Water Coalition, Sustainable Fairfax, Sustainable San Rafael, Green Sangha, Citizens Climate Lobby, Watershed Alliance of Marin.

Our Clean Energy Future is Within Reach

with Michael Brune, Executive Director of the Sierra Club

October 22, 2014

Michael Brune is the executive director of the Sierra Club and author of Coming Clean: Breaking America’s Addiction to Oil and Coal. Michael showed us how we can put our convictions into practice to change our nation’s energy priorities and offered an inspiring vision of the clean-energy future within our reach.

Co-sponsored by Sierra Club, 350Marin, 350East Bay, Marin Water Coalition, Sustainable San Rafael, Sustainable Fairfax, Citizens Climate Lobby, Watershed Alliance of Marin, Green Sangha.

The California Drought: The New Normal and How to Build Resilient Communities

with Brock Dolman, permaculturist and watershed expert

June 07, 2014

Permaculturist and watershed expert Brock Dolman explained how the 'lifeboat' we need is shaped exactly like our local watershed. With dazzling eloquence, he shared ideas for how we can engage with Planet Water, create water-literate human settlement patterns, and regenerate ecological integrity and social resilience to better prepare for the climate changes ahead.

Co-sponsored by 350Marin, 350East Bay, Sustainable Fairfax, Green Sangha, Sustainable San Rafael, Marin Watershed Alliance. 

Facing the Facts: Climate Change and the Actions That Matter

with Melanie Fitzpatrick, Ph.D.

January 31, 2014

Dr. Fitzpatrick is a climate scientist with the Climate and Energy Change Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists (U.C.S.). Her work encompasses basic climate research, the local and global consequences of climate change, and communicating scientific findings to policy makers, the media and citizens. She shared data that suggests 2011 to 2020 is the crucial time during which we must begin to turn around our heat-trapping emissions in order to stabilize the climate system and limit increasingly dangerous impacts. 

Co-sponsored by 350Marin, 350East Bay, Green Sangha.

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