Climate Change Speaker Series in Collaboration with OLLI


Event Date: 
September 19, 2019 - 7:00 pm
Event Location: 
Gateway Science Museum-CSU
625 Esplanade
Chico, CA 95926
United States


2019 Fall Speaker Series:  Climate Change – Butte County Issues       

Thursday, September 19

Climate Crisis – We Are Living It

 “What is Climate Change and How Has It Affected the North State” Don Hankins, Professor of Geography, CSU, Chico

 “The History of Our Local Land from the Perspective of the Land” Ali Meders-Knight, Environmental Educator for the Mechoopda Tribe


Thursday, October 17

Possibilities for change in Butte County

“Green Financing - How Do We Pay for It?” John Mitchell, Jai J. Mitchell Analytics and author of Draft Implementation Plan for Chico

 “Zero Net Energy, Solar and GRID Alternatives for Butte County” Steve Geiger, Technical Academy Mgr, & Solar Installation Officer, GRID Alternatives NV

 “Recycling Food Waste to Food” Lee Altier, Professor of Agriculture, CSU, Chico


Thursday, November 14

Where Are We Now – A County-wide View

 “What’s Happening in Chico, Progress & Plans” Ann Schwab, Chico City Councilmember

 “Climate Change Education in Butte County Schools” Julie Heath, Schools for Climate Action

 “Progress in Paradise” Susan Dobra, member of Camp Fire Long Term Recovery Group


Thursday, December 5

Regenerative Agriculture:  Tools to remove & Sequester C02

A panel presentation on multiple, scalable tools:

"Non-tillage"  Cynthia Daley, Director Center for Regenerative Agriculture & Resilient Systems

“Hedgerows”  Roy Ekland, Co-owner, C & R Ranch, Paskenta

“Plant Diversity and Grazing”  Charlotte Ekland, Co-owner, C & R Ranch, Paskenta

“Fiber Crops” Sandy Fisher, Flax farmer









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