National Teach-In on Global Warming Solutions-2009
Location: Campuses across the US
(Formerly the 2nd Focus the Nation Teach In)
From a letter from the Eban Goodstein and Chungin Chung, Co-Directors for the National Teach-in on Global Warming Solutions
The 2009 National Teach-in on Global Warming Solutions is again being organized from our national office at Lewis & Clark College. The governing and advisory boards for the initiative include IPCC Vice Chair Mohan Monasinghe, Dr. Stephen Schneider, Dr. David Orr, Hunter Lovins, Dr. Gus Speth, Pulitzer Prize winning author Ross Gelbspan, and Clif Bar's Sustainability Director Elysa Hammond.
February 2009, at the beginning of the first 100 days of the new administration, will be a critical period for the nation, and given the stakes, the future of life on the earth. Recently, NASA’s James Hansen told the National Press Club yet again that if the US fails to act next year , then it may become impractical to prevent "disastrous climate changes that spiral dynamically out of humanity’s control."
These words demand action. As we did together last January, The National Teach-in will engage more than a million Americans at thousands of campuses and other institutions in a national dialogue about the clean energy transformation that can both stop global warming-- and also renew America’s economy and spirit. Once again, young people will engage national political leaders and other key decision-makers in critical face-to-face dialogue about their future.
They need your help enlisting thousands of colleges, universities, high schools, middle schools, faith groups, civic organizations and businesses. They need your help to make the National Teach-in a day that can transform America , and place clean energy solutions to global warming at the top of the nation’s agenda.
Sign-up begins September 1, at www.nationalteachin.org