Saturday, August 3 • 10:45am - 12:15pm
Morning Workshop - From Apathy to Action: Climate Talk That Works

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Are you talking about climate change with your friends and family? For a lot of Kentuckians, we avoid talking about it because it feels like climate change isn't something that resonates with our communities. But with an estimated 12 years left before irreversible climate impacts, now is the time to learn how to have these conversations. In this 90-minute workshop, participants will build a collective set of skills and strategies to talk about climate change in a way that moves us from apathy to action. Participants will leave with a better understanding of how climate change impacts us in Kentucky and concrete examples of how and why we must act on climate. Speakers from Sunrise Movement, Climate Advocacy Lab, and Kentucky Student Environmental Coalition (KSEC).

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Erin Bridges

Fundraising Director, Sunrise Movement
Erin Bridges has been a trainer, speaker and action lead for Sunrise Movement since its founding in 2017, and currently holds the role of Fundraising Director. Sunrise is a youth movement to stop climate change and create millions of good jobs in the process. On the heels of the 2018... Read More →
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Jack Zhou

Social Scientist, Climate Advocacy Lab
Jack produces and manages the social science resources of the Climate Advocacy Lab, an online space that helps translate public support into action on climate. Jack’s research interests include motivated reasoning, framing effects and political polarization. In other words, how... Read More →

Workshop Organizers

catherine clement

I am a retired professor of cognitive psychology.  I was on the faculty of Eastern Kentucky University for 28 years, teaching courses in statistics, research methods, and cognitive psychology, and supervising student research.  I have been a member of the NET committee of Kentuckians... Read More →

Matthew Gidcomb

Matthew Gidcomb is a software developer in Lexington. He is a member of the New Energy and Transition Committee and the Central Kentucky chapter's Energy and Equity work team.

Henry Jackson

Henry Jackson is a generalist urban planner with over 35 years experience.  His main interest is climate stabilization, its best practices, and energy conservation.  He is the past strategic planning manager for Lexington and was the first commissioner of heritage and urban design... Read More →
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Nikita Perumal

New Energy & Transition Organizer, Kentuckians for the Commonwealth
Nikita grew up in Louisville and is the New Energy and Transition Organizer with KFTC. After five years away, Nikita returned to Kentucky to work on the issues she feels most passionate about, in the place she calls home, with the organization that first sparked her interest in activism... Read More →
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Steve Wilkins

Member, Kentuckians for the Commonwealth
After retiring as an educator with Eastern Kentucky University, Steve made a commitment to be an active member of Kentuckians For The Commonwealth. During that time, he has been involved with East Kentucky Power Cooperative’s “clean energy collaborative,” the Kentucky Sustainable... Read More →
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Chris Woolery

How$martKY Program Coordinator, Mountain Association for Community Economic Development
Chris Woolery became the How$martKY™ Program Coordinator in September of 2015 after four years with MACED as a Residential Energy Specialist. How$martKY™ partners with rural electric cooperatives to design, finance, and install home energy efficiency upgrades – and these improvements... Read More →

Saturday August 3, 2019 10:45am - 12:15pm
Community Room @ Union Church

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