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The Climate Crisis and What You Can Do

When: Thursday, November 21, 2019
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM  

Where: Wieboldt Hall South Entrance, 703, 340 E Superior St, Chicago, IL 60611 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Graduate Students

Contact: Julie Cahillane  

Group: sustainNU

Category: Other


As wildfires rage in the West and cities on the East Coast cope with rising seas, the Midwest and Illinois have climate worries of their own. Cynthia Linton will present a version of the Al Gore Slideshow, with emphasis on local issues such as severe rain, extreme heat, and Lake Michigan’s rising levels. She will talk about worldwide and local solutions you can implement at home and in your community. Whether you already follow the news on climate change, are looking to learn the basics, or want to know how you can make a difference, this presentation is for you.

Cynthia Linton was trained by Al Gore and Climate Reality in Seattle the summer of 2017. She has been a leader in the Chicago Chapter of Climate Reality and active with the Sierra Club. She is former executive editor of Lerner Newspapers and is now retired after 20 years of teaching in the master’s program at Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern. She recently coordinated two climate courses at Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) in 2017 and 2018. Cynthia lives in Chicago and has 6 grandchildren.  

This presentation is brought to you by sustainNU and is part 24 Hours of Reality, a global event sponsored by Al Gore's Climate Reality Project (CRP). CRP and One Tree Planted will plant a tree for each individual attending these events. 

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