Climate Solutions class hosts forum Sunday

The next Ashland Climate Change Youth Challenge session will explore the post mid-term election political landscape and reflect on people’s seasonal behavior — for good or bad.

Students from Jim Hartman’s Ashland High School Climate Solutions class will put these topics up for discussion at a forum from 3-4:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, at Scienceworks Hands-On Museum, 1500 East Main St. Ashland. The sponsor, Scienceworks, will not charge for entry to this event.

The program will feature guest speaker Rianna Koppel, sustainability coordinator for the Ashland Food Co-op, will discuss diet and food choices. The upcoming season of over-eating and conspicuous consumption approaches offers the opportunity to reflect on the environmental costs of seasonal excesses and think about how people might behave more sustainably and reduce their impact.

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 test employed in the course to help students engage personally and publicly on the issue.

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