Climate change is the most pressing issue of our time. How we choose to act on this issue – or not act – will shape humanity for generations to come. In this talk, Kendra Pierre-Louis, will sketch out the scope of the problem and what it means to look at climate through the lens of solutions.What can we, as a society do, to limit the worst impacts of climate change? And how can we as individuals use our gifts in service to this transition?
Kendra Pierre-Louis is a senior climate reporter with the Gimlet/Spotify podcast How to Save a Planet. Previously she was a climate reporter with The New York Times and a staff writer for Popular Science (PopSci) where she wrote about science, the environment, and, occasionally, mayonnaise. She is also the author of the book, “Green Washed: Why We Can’t Buy Our Way to a Green Planet.”
Kendra has Masters’ in Science Writing from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and in Sustainable Development with a focus on Policy Analysis and Advocacy from the SIT Graduate Institute. She also has a B.A. in Economics from Cornell University.
Sunday Platform is our most important and long-standing community event. These gatherings educate, stimulate personal growth, inspire reflection and action, and strengthen our community. Sunday meetings begin with music, followed by greetings and a talk given by a Society Leader, member, or guest. Platforms cover a variety of topics that reflect current events, pressing social issues, and Humanist philosophy. Each Sunday meeting is followed by a luncheon and social hour.