Monthly Challenges to the Ashland Community
2nd Monthly Challenge – November
Now the 2018 election season is over and the dust is settling, it’s time to explore how the new landscape might enhance or hinder the likelihood of action to address global warming and its climate change consequences. Additionally, as the season of over-eating and conspicuous consumption approaches, now is also a good time to reflect on the environmental costs of our seasonal excesses, and think about how we might behave more sustainably and reduce our impact.
The next Ashland Climate Change Youth Challenge session will explore the new political landscape, and help us reflect on our seasonal behavior – for good or bad.
On Sunday November 18th, at Scienceworks Hands On Museum, 1500 E Main St, Ashland, students from Jim Hartman’s Ashland High School ‘Climate Solutions’ class will bring these topics to our attention in an afternoon forum from 3:00 – 4:30 pm. (ScienceWorks is sponsoring this event – no charge, it is “free.”)
The program will feature guest speaker Rianna Koppel, Sustainability Coordinator for the Ashland Food Coop discussing diet and food choices. Students from the course will also review the outcome of the 2018 election as it impacts the potential for meaningful local and state-wide action on climate change, and will discuss highlights of the book ‘Switch: How to change things when change is hard” a text employed in the course to help students engage personally and publicly on the issue.
Mark your calendars – support our youth!