City of Tacoma hosts Climate Conversations Series

The City of Tacoma’s Office of Environmental Policy and Sustainability will host a free three-part series detailing Tacoma’s climate risks and what local residents can do to reduce climate pollution and improve the local environment while preparing for change.

The series will bring regional experts together with residents and decision-makers to discuss potential responses to the changing climate. The meetings coincide with the scheduled release of two new City documents—a Climate Change Risk Assessment and a Five-year Environmental Action Plan.

Here is the series schedule of events:

Climate Change Risks – global to local — The University of Washington’s internationally recognized interdisciplinary Climate Impacts Group will present the latest science about global climate changes and the expected impacts for Tacoma and the South Sound. The event will be held on Mon., Oct. 19, between 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m., at University of Washington Tacoma, William W. Phillip Hall (Jane Russell Commons), located at 1918 Pacific Ave., in downtown Tacoma.

Climate Policy and Pricing – global to local — This meeting, moderated by the Sightline Institute, will focus on climate policy and pricing at the state, national, and international levels, featuring speakers from Climate Solutions, Carbon WA, and the Washington State Governor’s Office. The event will be held on Mon., Nov. 16, between 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m., at University of Puget Sound, Wheelock Student Center Rotunda, located at 1500 N. Warner St., in Tacoma.

Climate Policy and Environmental Action in Tacoma — Participants will hear from local leaders and elected officials about Tacoma’s environmental goals and help prioritize potential actions for municipal operations and the broader community. The event will be held on Mon., Dec. 7, between 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., at Evergreen State College (Tacoma Campus), located at 1210 6th Ave., in Tacoma.

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