Oct 17th 2020
With catastrophic global warming already baked into the climate system, today’s children face a future that in so many ways will be very different than ours. How can we maintain hope and make a difference in the face of overwhelming evidence of the climate crisis? Help is at hand. Harriet Shugarman – the Climate Mama and trusted advisor to parents and author of the 2020 book, How to Talk to Your Kids About Climate Change – will provide tools and share strategies for parents to explain the climate emergency to their children – our youngest ones, and even those with children of their own – as together we can and will galvanize & create positive action and build and grow active climate hope in the face of our climate emergency.
Speaker : Hariet Shugarman Selected as a 2020 New York City Climate Hero and a 2019 featured speaker at the Global Engagement Summit at United Nations Headquarters in New York City, Harriet is a sought after speaker, recognized as an influencer and connector in the climate movement. Harriet is the Executive Director of ClimateMama, an on-line community that reaches individuals in over 110 countries and all 50 states. As a leader and mentor with The Climate Reality Project, Harriet chairs the Climate Reality NYC Metro Chapter and was the recipient of the Climate Reality 2017 Green Ring Award. Harriet is also profiled in former US Vice President Al Gore’s 2017 book: An Inconvenient Sequel, Truth to Power.
Harriet’s writing and thought pieces on climate solutions appear in international, national and regional publications on-line and in print. Harriet’s book: “Talking to Your Kids About Climate Change, Turning Angst to Action” was released by New Society Publishers in the spring of 2020. Harriet has worked for more than 25 years with governments, international organizations, and educational institutions on climate and sustainability issues as an economist, policy analyst, informal educator and adjunct professor. Harriet teaches World Sustainability and Climate Change and Society at Ramapo College of New Jersey.
Overview and Takeaway:
- The unvarnished realities of the climate emergency, where we are at, and how we got here
- Strategies for talking to kids of different ages about the climate crisis, including advice from
engaged parents on the ground
- How to maintain our own hope and that of our children
- A list of practical actions families can take to tackle the climate change crisis
- A lifeline for parents who are feeling overwhelmed with fear and grief, this webinar provides both hope
and practical ways to engage children in pursuit of a better world that is still possible
- An experiential session of Heartfulness relaxation and meditation
Who Should Attend
Parents, Grandparents, Educators, Aunts, Uncles, and anyone who wants to learn more about the climate crisis, and how we can motivate and inspire others to have hope and lead with their passions as they take climate action.
Photo Credit: Joan Beard