2020 EVENTs: APRIL 25th

“Bipartisan Climate Solutions and a Fair Energy Transition.”

Saturday, April 25th
1:30-4:30 PM

“Bipartisan Climate Solutions and a Fair Energy Transition.”

Global warming affects different generations in different ways.

West Virginia is experiencing a wrenching economic and social transition, as the climate crisis drives the world toward new, low-carbon energy sources and technologies. What achievable, bipartisan policies, funding, and expenditures can help create a fair transition for the many West Virginia individuals and communities who are being affected by this process? 

April 22, 2020 is the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day. Our planet is on fire – and we have a climate crisis on our hands! Solving the climate crisis is the biggest challenge of our time. Everyone’s future is at stake. We all have to be part of the solution. This is the purpose of the West Virginia Center on Climate Change and the theme of April 2020, “Earth Climate Month” in Morgantown, West Virginia.
A free public educational event in 


At this program, you can hear and discuss expert presentations about generational perspectives on the climate crisis. Attendance is free; to assure a seat please RSVP.    


LINDA LANCE, Senior Advisor, Partnership for Responsible Growth. Linda Lance has worked on legal and policy issues related to energy and the environment for most of her career. She spent 10 years at the Department of Justice handling federal litigation and served as Senior Counsel to the Senate Commerce Committee. During the Clinton administration she was a policy advisor to Vice President Gore and the White House science advisor and served as Associate Director of the Council on Environmental Quality. She also served as Vice President for Public Policy of The Wilderness Society. More recently she was Senior Counsel to the Senate Energy Committee, handling issues such as offshore oil development and response to the Deepwater Horizon disaster. During the Obama administration she was Deputy Director of the Bureau of Land Management in the Department of the Interior, with responsibilities for management of millions of acres of multiple-use lands and minerals. She focused particularly on management of energy production on federal lands and played a leadership role in public listening sessions throughout the country on federal coal production.

Danielle Lawson, PhD., Global Change Fellow, Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management, North Carolina State University.   Her research focuses on determining how we can leverage the unique climate change views of younger generations to increase the climate literacy of older generations, through a phenomenon called intergenerational learning. More broadly, her research interests include working with stakeholders and community members to find new ways to communicate scientific research and co-create research that is useful for members of the general public. Combining a background in natural science with skills in social science, she hopes to improve science communication to help achieve conservation-minded goals.


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