Climate Change SIG

This new OLLI Shared Interest Group (SIG) will study the effects on the Planet Earth caused by fossil fuel emissions by following the science and media news daily. The horrific effects of climate change are now apparent every day and affect all humanity wherever we live. Just watch the daily news in any media. The effects on State and Federal budgets of hurricanes, floods, and extreme heat are now becoming clear to everyone.

The SIG will utilize the work of national organizations such as Third Act (founded recently by Bill McKibben, the famous environmentalist) and Elders Climate Action (among others). Both of these organizations have monthly newsletters and free webinars.

As activists the OLLI Climate Change SIG will write letters and postcards to the media and politicians - all who have power to affect changes in National and international behavior. 

The group will meet on the fourth Wednesday of the month in person in private homes in Richmond and Pittsfield (during good weather) and share information about all local and national efforts to fight the global warming caused by the fossil fuel industry. It will also share information, by email, gleaned from other environmental organizations in Massachusetts and nationally. 

NOTE: Bill McKibben will be an OLLI Distinguished Speaker on January 21st, 2024.

Please contact Deborah Caine for more information about this new SIG.

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