Eat for the Climate: The Food and Environment Connection



Discover public national and local events related to learning more about climate change and taking action – whether online, in the streets, or in the auditorium. The more we know, the more effective we will be. And, the more we participate, the more we will build a community of people working for the welfare of our children and our grandchildren.

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Eat for the Climate: The Food and Environment Connection


Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Online event

A large body of evidence has shown that the impact of our food system on the environment is undeniable. This webinar with Sujatha Bergen from The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and Stephanie Feldstein from The Center for Biological Diversity will outline the varying environmental impacts of popular foods in the U.S. diet, and how American menus can leverage plant-forward menus to reduce these impacts.

Living On Earth: Michael Mann’s “The New Climate War”



Feb 4, 2021
Virtually at 4:30 PM ET

On Zoom & Facebook Live

In The New Climate War, renowned climate scientist Michael Mann shows how fossil fuel companies have waged a thirty-year campaign to deflect blame and responsibility and delta action on climate change, and offers a battle plan for how we can save the planet.

Join Living on Earth host Steve Curwood for a virtual conversation with Mann about his new book.  

Drawdown (webinar)


Thursday, January 21, 2021
Online event

This class is focused on Drawdown, a solutions-focused approach to climate change, and what you can do locally to make a difference.

Prospects for Climate Action Under the Biden Administration


Tuesday, January 19, 2021
9:00am, EST
U.S. President-elect Joe Biden will come to office in January with the most ambitious climate plan of any U.S. President in history. But domestic and international observers alike are waiting to see how big an impact the Biden administration might have given the narrow margins the administration will enjoy in both the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate.

Netting Zero: Making 2021 the Year We Break Fossil Fuel Addiction


Tuesday, January 19, 2021
1:30 p.m. E.T.
10:30 a.m. P.T.
6:30 p.m. G.M.T.
7:30 p.m. C.E.T.
The Covid-19 crisis collapsed demand for energy, with oil prices falling to an astonishing -$37.63 per barrel in late April. But as the world looks toward recovery, can this shock be seized to break the global addiction to fossil fuels, or will the “new normal” end up looking much like the old one? How can we accelerate the rise in renewables to meet urgent global demand throughout the recovery? How will businesses with global operations adapt to support this transformation? And could a green recovery provide the necessary boost to strengthen commitment to the climate goals, which the world so badly needs?

Michael E. Mann | THE NEW CLIMATE WAR with Bill Nye


Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Online event

Renowned climate scientist Michael E. Mann presents his new book, THE NEW CLIMATE WAR, for P&P with Bill Nye.

The Dalai Lama in Conversation with Greta Thunberg and Leading Scientists


The Mind & Life Institute is honored to host a special free livestream event with His Holiness the Dalai Lama, climate activist Greta Thunberg, and leading scientists to explore steps for addressing the urgent set of challenges posed by climate change. Moderated by Diana Chapman Walsh, the discussion will be grounded in a new series of educational films, “Climate Emergency: Feedback Loops,” ( narrated by Richard Gere. Contributing their scientific expertise to the conversation will be Susan Natali, Arctic Program Director at the Woodwell Climate Research Center, and William Moomaw, Professor Emeritus of International Environmental Policy at Tufts University and the lead author of several reports for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007. The Dalai Lama speaks to the urgent need for climate action in his new book, Our Only Home: A Climate Appeal to the World, (…) in which he praises Greta Thunberg and other young climate activists for their determination to bring about positive change.