HUDSON, MA– What can we do here and now in Metrowest to affect climate change? That question and others will be addressed at a Climate Education and Action Summit on Saturday, May 21, from 3-5 pm in Hudson. The event will be at the 21 Church St., Hudson location of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metrowest, the Argeo R. Cellucci, Jr. Clubhouse.
This free, family-friendly event is designed for middle school age students through adults from any area town and is sponsored by the Micah Center for Social Justice and Green Hudson. Green Hudson will lead an environmental education session which will answer questions such as “What causes climate change?”, “What is the evidence that climate change is happening?” and “How does climate change affect life on Earth?” Summit leaders are Brian White and Per Gyllstrom.
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Climate science, climate change myths, risks associated with continuing to use fossil fuels, the impact of climate change on the habitat we depend on to sustain life, and how the modern electrical grid incorporates renewable energy will be discussed. In addition, Brian and Per will give an overview of careers in renewable energy and climate adaptation. This interactive exchange will focus on what Metrowest communities can do now to impact global climate change - in our homes, schools, transportation, policy, local government, and through advocacy and education.
Activities will include a hands-on experiment, and an Eco Challenge with environmentally-friendly prizes, and, keeping true to the theme, snacks will be offered on compostable dishware with minimum packaging.
Brian White, founder and president of Green Hudson, and a director of the Hudson Land Trust, has been involved in social and environmental causes since high school. He grew up in Carbondale, PA, the location of the first deep vein anthracite coal mine, and grew up observing the harm that fossil fuels have visited on some of the most beautiful land in our country. Brian and his family have lived in Hudson since 2005. He works for Bose Corp in Framingham and currently leads the consumer electronic advance development group.
Dr. Per O. Gyllstrom is a senior software architecture and strategy advisor at Enel X North America Inc. He works with Enel X senior management to drive and guide the current and future development of Enel’s energy applications and platforms. At Green Hudson, Per is focusing on green energy initiatives.
Green Hudson is a citizen group that seeks to help the town become more environmentally friendly and conscious, through outreach, education, and direct action.
The Micah Center brings forth social topics for education, awareness and to promote meaningful discussion that could lead to meaningful change.