Project Drawdown will be the focus Monday, June 17, when the Climate Change Coalition of Door County hosts a program highlighting the work of this world-class research and communication organization, which is successfully shifting the global climate change conversation from doom and despair to a growing sense of opportunity and hope for the future. The program will begin at 7 pm at Egg Harbor’s Kress Pavilion, 7845 Church St.
Project Drawdown and its efforts to reduce global warming grew out of the book Drawdown, in which scientists around the world analyze 100 effective actions to stop and potentially even reverse global warming. The book assesses the costs and benefits of each action – including the long-term savings that will result for everyone from almost every action.
The program will include a TED Talk video on the Project followed by a discussion about the actions identified and prioritized by Drawdown, what surprises it offers and what strategies are most applicable in Wisconsin and in our daily lives. Roy Thilly will lead this discussion.
UPDATE: Jonathan Foley, Project Drawdown’s executive director, is slated to join the program by video link.
The program is free and open to the public. Freewill donations to support the Climate Change Coalition’s work are gratefully accepted.
Herbal pharmacist Dave LaLuzerne will lead an “herb walk” at Ellison Bluff County Park from 10 am to noon Saturday, June 15, teaching the medical and culinary uses of spring woodland plants from ramps and wild sarsaparilla to burdock, bloodroot, trillium and more.
The herb walk is a fundraiser for the Climate Change Coalition of Door County and is limited to 16 participants. The cost is $20 per person; to register call 715.330.4660 or email email@example.com.
Dave LaLuzerne has more than 30 years’ experience learning, using and teaching about herbs. Participants will learn to identify a variety of plants and how and why they can help maintain health and wellbeing.
The awakening of plant communities in spring is an enchanting time in Door County and the perfect opportunity to discover nature’s bounty and the power of herbs.
The walk will begin at the Ellison Bluff County Park parking lot, off Porcupine Bay Road.