At the Natural Areas Conservancy, our ecologists and researchers work to conserve and restore New York City’s 20,000 acres of forests, wetlands, and grasslands. But how does that work change as we learn more about the devastating effects of climate change? Better yet, how do we talk about such an enormous challenge like climate change with our fellow nature enthusiasts? There is power in how we communicate — and how we communicate about climate change and the importance of conserving urban nature is a task worth undertaking.
Join us on Thursday, May 20 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. for our next virtual event: The Power of Communication. During this hour-long session, the NAC will host a virtual conversation with Eric Fine from the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication to talk all things climate change communication. Eric will share his best tips for making the topic more accessible, allowing us to bring more people into the climate change conversation.
Questions we’ll explore include:
- Why should people care about climate change?
- How does climate change affect New York City and local New Yorkers?
- How can we facilitate conversations about climate change without scaring people into inaction or upsetting our friends and family?
- Why is climate change not often covered in mainstream news and how can we change that?
A big thank you to Con Edison for sponsoring this event and our 2021 event series. Registration is required to attend.
About the Event Series:
Championing and conserving nature in New York City (and beyond!) takes many forms. The Power of Communication is the second of a five event series exploring the different facets of this work — Stewardship, Communication, Collaboration, Advocacy, and Access — through conversations with local and national experts and partner organizations. Each event will be held on Zoom. All are free and open to the public.