Climate Action: What Now? Reports From the Front Lines

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Two nationally recognized leaders on climate change are coming to Whidbey Island for the 2017 Trudy Sundberg Lecture Series.

Speaking on “Climate Action: What Now? Reports from the Front Lines,” will be KC Golden and Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, two different generations speaking about their experiences in the world of climate-change activism.
The lecture series honors the memory of Trudy Sundberg, a beloved Whidbey Island teacher and civic activist who passed away in 2013. The lectures are scheduled for:

The lecture series honors the memory of Trudy Sundberg, a beloved Whidbey Island teacher and civic activist who passed away in 2013. The lectures are scheduled for: Friday, March 24, at 7 p.m. in the Coupeville High School Performing Arts Center, 501 S. Main St., Coupeville Saturday, March 25, 7 p.m., Whidbey Island Center for the Arts, 565 Camano Ave, Langley

  • Friday, March 24 at 7 p.m. in the Coupeville High School Performing Arts Center, 501 S. Main St., Coupeville Saturday,
  • Saturday, March 25 at 7 p.m. in the Whidbey Island Center for the Arts, 565 Camano Ave, Langley

Admission is free and seating is first come, first served. There will be Q&A time following the presentations.

Golden is senior policy adviser at Climate Solutions in Seattle and board chair at 350.org, a global climate advocacy group. He has been a leader in the national climate movement for decades and served as a policy advisor to a number of Pacific Northwest governors and mayors. In 2012, Golden received the Heinz Award for Public Policy for his lifetime achievement as a climate advocate.

Martinez, 16, is youth director of Earth Guardians, an organization of activists, artists, and musicians from across the globe. The organization is stepping up to address climate change and other important issues. Martinez is a hip-hop artist and has addressed the United Nations General Assembly. He is also a plaintiff in a lawsuit against the then-Obama administration for its failure to adequately protect  against future climate change. In 2015, the Boulder, Colorado, teen received the Peace First Prize and the Nickelodeon Halo Award.

The Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation appreciates the funding support for the 2017 lecture series provided by Whidbey Sun and Wind, Coupeville; Windermere Real Estate South Whidbey, the Tulalip Tribes and Humanities Washington.

For more information, contact Marshall F. Goldberg, 360-675-5888, mfgold@comcast.net

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