Earth’s population is projected to exceed 9 billion people by 2050. As population increases and living standards in many parts of the world rise, so will energy demand and associated carbon dioxide pollution, a key driver of the global warming that is rapidly altering our natural world.
How can we meet and manage growing energy demands while protecting the planet’s health—and ours? What role can renewable energy—which, in 2011, accounted for only about 9 percent of all energy used in the United States—play in meeting that demand? Scale, cost, technology, policy, environmental impact: What are renewable energy’s greatest challenges? How do we meet them? What is the future of energy?
Join moderator Anthony Brooks, co-host of WBUR’s Radio Boston, and three renewable-energy thought leaders for this important community conversation at The Future of Energy, the second event in the Future of Nature lecture series that The Nature Conservancy is co-sponsoring with WBUR, Boston’s NPR news station, this spring.
Monday, May 13, 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. (Reception starts at 6:30 p.m.; discussion 7:30 p.m.)
BSA Space, Atlantic Wharf, 290 Congress Street, Suite 200, Boston
Each night of The Future of Nature will feature national and global thought leaders discussing the most critical conservation challenges of our time – food, energy and water sustainability – as well as a pre-event reception with refreshments, good conversation, activities, and information from community groups that are working on these important issues.
About 200 people attended the Future of Food on Earth Day, April 22, at the Artists for Humanity EpiCenter in South Boston.
“We all have a part to play in ensuring that nature continues to meet the needs of all life on Earth, including people,” said Wayne Klockner, executive director of The Nature Conservancy in Massachusetts.
Tickets are $25 per event. A $40 pass to the remaining two events also is available. Tickets and passes can be purchased online here.
Sponsors and Community Partners for The Future of Energy:
Boston Green Drinks
Boston Society of Architects
Next Step Living
Progressive Asset Management, Wellesley, Mass.
Unique Boston Events
Young Professionals in Energy—Boston
The Future of Nature series will continue through the spring with:
Monday, June 10, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Virginia Wimberly Theatre, Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA.
You can also join the conversation by tweeting your hopes and concerns, using the hashtag #futureofnature. What does the future of nature look like? Follow what your neighbors have to say at @Nature_NE.
NOTE: Please contact The Nature Conservancy regarding speaker media availability prior to each event. Speaker biographies and headshots are available at nature.org/mass.
The Nature Conservancy is a leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people. The Conservancy and its more than 1 million members have protected nearly 120 million acres worldwide. Visit The Nature Conservancy on the Web at www.nature.org.