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Future of Nature Boston Speaker Series

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Join leading thinkers from Boston and beyond for a discussion about solutions to some of the most pressing environmental challenges we face.

Tickets cost $25 for the June 9 Climate event.

Weathering the Storm: Boston’s Future Climate: June 9, 2014

Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts, Wimberly Theatre
527 Tremont Street, Boston
Reception 5:30 p.m.; panel 6:30 to 8 p.m.
What will climate change mean for Boston and other coastal cities? How can we adapt to the impacts of climate change, even as we work to mitigate greenhouse gases emissions in the future? How can New England be more resilient in the face of sea level rise and stronger storms?

Speakers will include: Adam Freed of The Nature Conservancy; Vivien Li, president of the Boston Harbor Association; Brian Swett of the City of Boston; and Vicki Arroyo of the Georgetown Climate Center.

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Past Events in the Series:

7 Billion and Counting: Population and the Planet: Apri28, 2014

Does our growing population affect other species and the planet as a whole? What about families already struggling to find food, water, and healthcare? Can empowering women make life more sustainable for people and nature? Can conservation and technology innovations support Earth's ability to provide food, water and other benefits for 7 billion people and counting? 
Speakers included: Peter Kareiva of The Nature Conservancy; Alan Weisman, author of Countdown; Caroline Crosbie of Pathfinder International; and Roger-Mark DeSouza of the Wilson Center.
The moderator was Christian Science Monitor science reporter Pete Spotts.

Investing in Nature: Conservation and the Bottom Line: May 12, 2014

How can environmentally sound investment provide competitive economic and ecological return for businesses and for society? Can market-based solutions create a stronger economy and a healthier environment?
Speakers included: Mark Tercek, president and CEO of The Nature Conservancy and author of Nature’s Fortune; and Howard Stevenson of Harvard Business School.

Series made possible by the generosity of:
Marilyn and Jay Sarles
Tom Jones and Betty Mobbs
David and Susan Leathers
Eaglemere Foundation
 

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