Anacortes, WA – Transition Fidalgo and Friends begins a series of free, monthly presentations on September 27. Times of Change features experts exploring the local and global impacts of a shifting climate to spark a community conversation on how to meet current and future challenges. The series engages local experts to help the broader community understand how and why things are changing, as well describe actual impacts and investigate what it takes to be resilient in a time of change.
“Climate change is a big topic, and it can be intimidating,” says Eric Shen, president of Transition Fidalgo and Friends. “By partnering with the Skagit Climate Science Consortium and other local experts, we can bring people reliable information in an accessible way. We want to explore positive actions we can take as individuals and as a community.”
The series begins September 27, when Roger Fuller (WWU) and Jon Riedel (National Park Service) discuss “From Glaciers to the Estuary: Climate Change Impacts on Water in Northwestern Washington,” and continues October 25with Anacortes Fire Chief Richard Curtis speaking on the Cranberry Lake fire and what we can do to be ready for emergencies. Other presentations will include Correigh Greene of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association, reporting on the impacts of climate change on the food web of Puget Sound, and Dave Peterson of the National Forest Service on climate change impacts in the forests of Cascadia. The full schedule is available at transitionfidalgo.org.
Each of the presentations are part of Transition Fidalgo & Friends’ monthly gathering, the Seventh Generation Supper. All are welcome to enjoy a simple supper (suggested donation $5, or $3 for children), at 5:45 p.m., or simply attend the presentation around 7:00 p.m. The event takes place at the Anacortes Senior Activity Center, 1701 22nd St.
Transition Fidalgo and Friends is a local chapter of Transition U.S. It sponsors events to help Fidalgo Island and the surrounding area become a resilient, close-knit, and caring community, and focuses on creating opportunities to help move our community toward a positive, low-carbon future.