MOVCA Recommends WV3C October 22 Webinar

“Generational Perspectives and the Climate Crisis”

PARKERSBURG, West Virginia –  Since large in-person gatherings indoors are not advisable during this time of COVID-19, Mid-Ohio Valley Climate Action’s usual Third Thursday programs have been suspended until public programs are safe for presenters and attendees. But MOVCA is pleased to announce an upcoming opportunity for taking climate action that doesn’t require meeting together in person.

This month, MOVCA is encouraging members and others interested in climate justice to participate in a free, live webinar hosted on Zoom by West Virginia Center on Climate Change (WV3C) from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 22: “What Do We Tell the Kids – And What Are They Telling Us? – Generational Perspectives and the Climate Crisis.”

“For some time, MOVCA has used ‘Save the Grandchildren’ as our motto,” said  Adeline Bailey, a member of Mid-Ohio Valley Climate Action. “We know that what we do today  – and what we don’t do – will have a far greater effect on the generations that follow us than on us. This webinar is right in line with our efforts to promote awareness of the climate crisis and educate ourselves and our neighbors about taking action now.” 

Event organizers ask the following: “For climate generations — all over the world — what strategies support hope and positive action?  How can understanding generational perspectives lead to better climate solutions?

Addressing these timely and important questions is the goal of the October 22, 2020 “Climate Generations” webinar. Please join us to learn from expert presentations, and to share comments and questions with the presenters.”

Expert presenters for the webinar:

Author Dana R. Fisher, Ph.D., a Professor in the Department of Sociology and Director of the Program for Society and the Environment at the University of Maryland. Her research explores democracy, civic participation, activism, and environmental policymaking,with recent studies focusing on the youth climate movement and the American Resistance. Her sixth book is American Resistance: from the Women’s March to the Blue Wave (Columbia University Press 2019).

Danielle Lawson, Ph.D. , assistant professor of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management and Science Education at Penn State University. Her interests include environmental education, intergenerational learning, and social justice. Her ground-breaking study, “Children can foster climate change concern among parents,” was recently published in the journal Nature Climate Change.

Discussion Leader for the webinar is Sarah Cross,  Campaigns Coordinator for the West Virginia Rivers Coalition. Sarah earned a B.A. in Environmental Studies at the University of Montana, an M.S. in Agriculture from West Virginia University, and a Ph.D. in Education from Ohio University, where she researched the use of socio-scientific issues to promote scientific literacy.

This webinar is organized by the West Virginia Center on Climate Change (AV3C), a project of Friends of Blackwater, in partnership with the West Virginia Rivers Coalition and the WV Citizen Action Education Fund, with support from the Appalachian Stewardship Foundation. For more information, or to register, go to https://wvclimate.org/climate-generations-webinar/

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Mid-Ohio Valley Climate  Action focuses on raising awareness of the solid science establishing the danger of the climate crisis and the urgency of dealing with it. MOVCA supports the efforts of  350.org, and Citizens’ Climate Lobby, and is a Science Booster Club for the National Center for Science Education. The not-for-profit volunteer group also collaborates with other environmental groups on campaigns and events in the Mid-Ohio Valley.  For more information, visit the organization’s web page (http://main.movclimateaction.org).