Environmental Forum of Marin presents its eighth annual Seminar Series for Marin residents starting January 28, 2012. Changes, Challenges and Choices, a series of 11 Saturday classes ending on May 5, 2012, explores the changing environmental landscape, from sea level rise to the need for renewable energy, and the challenges those changes pose.
Offering a comprehensive overview of the major human-caused conditions giving rise to climate instability, the Series will highlight how humans, wildlife, and plants depend on Nature's life-supporting services. Conversations with scientists, local decision-makers, environmentalists, and land use and transportation experts lead participants to discover how to help communities adapt to problems posed by climate instability.
A Wake Up Call
- January 28 - Introduction to Sustainability
- February 4 - Energy
- February 11 - Climate Volatility
Nature's Capital: Ecosystem Serices
- February 25 - Air
- March 3 - Food and Soil
- March 10 - Water
Trashing the Planet
- March 24 - Waste
- March 31 - Plastics and Toxins
It's Up to Us!
- April 21 - ABC’s of Governance
- April 28 - Land Use
- May 5 - Transportation
Mill Valley City Councilmember Stephanie Moulton-Peters completed the Seminar Series after taking time out to raise her sons following a career in the energy and environmental field. “I took the Seminar Series as a way to get back up to speed on environmental issues prior to running for local office,” says Moulton-Peters. Now a student in the Environmental Forum’s Master Class, she says the Seminar Series provides an opportunity for students, including elected officials and decision-makers, “to steep themselves more deeply in climate instability and sustainability issues.”
Now entering its 40th year, Environmental Forum of Marin is an all-volunteer environmental education and training organization which conducts programs on local environmental issues, climate change, and sustainability.
For further information about the Environmental Forum and its educational programs, please visit the organization’s new website, www.MarinEFM.org. For information on enrolling in the Seminar Series, please contact Program Director Katy Hallal at SeminarSeries@MarinEFM.org or visit www.MarinEFM.org/seminar-series.