https://cambridgesciencefestival.org/event/deartomorrow-envisioning-a-sustainable-future-in-a-time-of-climate-change/ Boston Public Library
700 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
Innovation, Social Good, Tech
A Cambridge Science Festival Climate Day Event!
DearTomorrow is a climate storytelling project that makes climate change more personally relevant by connecting to the values that we all share.
Long Now Boston, in a distributed partnership with the nonprofit DearTomorrow, is hosting a DearTomorrow event about climate change as part of the Cambridge Science Festival, featuring Jill Kubit, director and co-founder of DearTomorrow.
The effects and impact of climate change can seem distant to us. Perhaps we feel overwhelmed and hopeless in the face of this crisis. Scientific communication is crucial, but may not stand alone in generating interest and maintaining actions to address climate change. How can we contribute to the discussion on climate change in a way that inspires and motivates us to take action?
DearTomorrow is a climate storytelling project that makes climate change more personally relevant by connecting to the values that we all share: love, family, and legacy. It opens up conversations about envisioning a sustainable approach to energy needs of the future for a world fueled by renewable energy, new options for agriculture, changing transportation choices, flourishing health, and of course equitable access to a better tomorrow.
Participants will break into smaller conversation groups and discuss the questions below.
We ask participants to think about those whom they love – a child, grandchild, niece or nephew, family, friend, or even their future self. Dedicate this conversation to them. You will reflect on climate change, or any theme that is related to climate action, and how you envision the future.
We encourage participants to save their thoughts and ideas, write a letter, and share with the DearTomorrow community. These messages are shared at deartomorrow.org and through social and other media, community events, and public art to inspire deep thinking and bold action on climate.
Jill Kubit is the director and co-founder of DearTomorrow. Her work has been recognized by the MIT Climate Co-Lab, the Grist 50, TED, Vox, Public Radio International, Yale, and BECC. She is focused on building three main areas on climate: creativity and culture, the parents movement, and integrating social science and practice. Prior to DearTomorrow, Jill worked for 10 years to help establish the labor-climate field. She has a Master’s in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School and a B.A. from Northwestern.
Seating is limited, be sure to reserve your free tickets at the link.