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Posted on: September 9, 2019

Red Wing to Host Livable Planet MN Climate Conversation

Flyer for the Livable Planet event, depicting a drawing of Earth with the words, "Together for a

Red Wing to Host Livable Planet MN Climate Conversation

 

RED WING, MN (Sept 8, 2019) – Community members from the Red Wing area are invited to a conversation about issues and actions we can take relating to climate change on Saturday morning, September 21.

Focusing on what we can do in our region, the Red Wing Climate Conversation will be one of many similar Livable Planet events being held throughout the state and will coincide with the United Nations Climate Action Summit in New York City on September 23 and 24.  Co-sponsored by the City of Red Wing’s Sustainability Commission, the League of Women Voters, and Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL), this climate conversation will gather citizens of different ages, backgrounds, and experiences together to engage in conversations on climate change.  

“The objective is to encourage people to work as a community to foster conversation and develop creative solutions”, said Anne Wildenborg, CCL Group Leader.  “The hope is that at the Summit, our community can be inspired by the possibilities that will reveal themselves when we work together,” she said.

Livable Planet MN Climate Summits are the idea of a group of inspired women in east-central Minnesota who were inspired by the upcoming UN’s Climate Action Summit.  The thoughts and ideas generated across the state will be part of a final Minnesota Simultaneous Report, to be submitted to Minnesota Governor Tim Walz, who will forward it on to the Secretary of the United Nations.  The public is encouraged to attend the Summit, which will be held on Saturday, September 21 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Community Development Building at 419 Bush Street in Red Wing.  Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m.  Pre-registration is available at https://rwclimate2019.eventbrite.com. This is a free event.

“The hope is that this will only be the beginning of an area-wide, on-going conversation about effects of changes in our climate,” Wildenborg said.  

 

For more information, go to livableplanetmn.org or contact Dee McGowan at 651-246-0639.

Pre-registration available here.
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