ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y., March 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- On Tuesday, April 7, the Center for Environmental Policy at Bard College (Bard CEP) will lead a virtual teach-in on climate solutions and climate justice, focusing on ambitious but feasible state and local solutions to help solve climate change by 2030. The teach-in?part of Bard CEP's Solve Climate by 2030 (Solve Climate) project?features 50 university-led webinars in almost every state, Washington, DC, and Puerto Rico, and at international sites in South America, Asia, and Europe through the Open Society University Network. "As learning and activism moves online, it is essential to continue teaching about this central global issue," says Bard CEP Director Eban Goodstein. "This teaching event is designed to engage secondary education, higher education, and local communities across the nation and around the world in a critical discussion about local climate solutions."
All teach-ins are free and open to the public. For information, including start times, and to register for your local teach-in, visit solveclimateby2030.org. Solve Climate by 2030 is made possible by support from Clif Bar & Company.
As university and high school teachers scramble to move classes online due to the new coronavirus pandemic, Goodstein says the teach-in provides a ready-made lesson plan for college and high school classrooms. Solve Climate has teaching guides here for follow-up discussion, including entry points from every discipline: philosophy, political science, engineering, natural science, art, and economics. Community-level viewing events will be hosted at colleges and universities, high schools, community groups, and faith organizations. All of the webinars will be recorded and available for future discussions.
Goodstein says solving the energy half of climate change by 2030 is looking more likely than it was four years ago. "The cost of solar, wind, batteries and electric vehicles have plummeted," says Goodstein. "In many cases, they are already less expensive then polluting fossil fuels?and getting cheaper every day. The important action on climate is now in cities, at local electric utilities, and with states. The challenge is bad local laws and regulations that are slowing the clean energy revolution."
For more information about the Bard Center for Environmental Policy, visit bard.edu/cep.
SOURCE Bard College
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