It is under congressional consideration whether or not to establish a NOAA Climate Service, within Asheville’s own National Climatic Data Center, to play a central role as the world’s largest storehouse of climate information. What opportunities would a NOAA climate service provide Asheville? How can understanding the climate system assist us to devise logical policies and decisions to prepare our community? Can Asheville launch a new tier of high-tech industries centered on climate solutions?
The Blue Ridge Sustainability Institute, is presenting next Green Monday event, 'Climate and Society: Asheville', October 18 from 3:00-5:00 p.m. in the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce second floor conference room. Green Mondays are open to the public. The program features short presentations from experts on those topics and will be followed by an organized discussion with community members in the audience. Organized by Ned Gardiner, Climate Visualization Project Manager at NOAA, and chaired by Lenny Bernstein, a Principal at the Blue Ridge Sustainability Institute, our panel of climate experts include:
Kellyn Eberhardt (Southeast Regional Coordinator for the US Climate Action Network) will discuss policy and legislative perspectives of climate.
Derek Ardnt (NOAA) specializes on climate services from a community perspective.
Greg Wilson will talk about the high tech business opportunities that accompany climate solutions.
Please join us and add your voice to the conversation!
Green Mondays occur monthly to provide experts, regional leaders, citizens, and students with an open forum for understanding and advancing possible pathways to sustainability. Green Mondays are sponsored in part by the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce and Progress Energy.
The mission of the Blue Ridge Sustainability Institute is to drive knowledge into action, solving societal problems today and for generations to come by harnessing world-class environmental, economic, and energy research to collaborations among researchers, educators, entrepreneurs, government officials and community activists.
For more information, please contact Jennifer Cory at firstname.lastname@example.org or 828-505-3547. Visit our website at www.blueridgesustainability.org.Read the full article