Presented by Dr. Bill Witherspoon
Sunday, June 26, 2016. 4:00-6:00 PM
Dunwoody Nature Center
Atlanta Audubon and Dunwoody Nature center are pleased to offer a unique workshop on addressing climate change with Bill Witherspoon, co-author of Roadside Geology of Georgia.
According to Witherspoon, the good news about today’s challenge posed by burning fossil fuels is that there is a plausible path to phasing them out before a life-ending catastrophe is set in stone. Setting the framework through Earth history when atmospheric and oceanic changes challenged the Earth’s capacity to support life, Dr. Witherspoon will explore a Citizens Climate Lobby proposal for gradually increasing the price of carbon while returning the fee collected as a dividend to households. A CCL-commissioned, independent study projects increased jobs and economic growth while halving carbon emissions within 20 years. Using a spreadsheet, Bill will engage participants in several “what-if” scenarios to demonstrate how the rising dividend and price on carbon might influence an individual’s behavior and consumer choices, demonstrating that we can all play a role in fixing climate change.
Read the full press release for this event here.
AAS, DNC, and CCL members: $5
With vacation season in full swing, Atlanta Audubon will not be hosting a June member meeting, but join us for Dr. Bill Witherspoon's unique program, "Testing Our Wings for Fixing Climate Change" on June 26.
We’ll reconvene on July 24 at 5 Season's Brewery for a presentation by Robby Astrove with Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area. In August, we’ll be hosting the annual Bird Trivia challenge and
volunteer recognition meeting where we thank the many volunteers who help make Atlanta
Audubon such a vibrant, fun, and engaged membership organization.
Don't miss out on this chance to restock your feed supply -- all products are being sold significantly below suggested retail prices. We are proud to offer a variety of Cole's Wild Bird Feed products, a local supplier of high-quality bird feed. All orders must be received by Friday, August 12. Orders may be picked up beginning August 20, 2016. Be ready for fall migration!
Latino Conservation Week: Disfrutando y Conservando Nuestra Tierra is an initiative of Hispanic Access Foundation (HAF), a national nonprofit that works to improve the lives of Hispanics in the United States and promotes civic engagement by educating, motivating, and helping them to access trustworthy support systems. HAF created and is leading the first Latino Conservation Week to support the Latino community getting into the outdoors and participating in activities to protect our natural resources. During this week, Latino community and faith-based organizations will go on hiking or camping outings, learn about conservation efforts in their community, and show their support for permanently protecting our land, water, and air.
For more information on Latino Conservation events or to learn about events in Georgia or around the U.S., click HERE.