October 4, 2021

The Health Benefits of Climate Action: They’re bigger than you think

Wendy Ring, M.D. looks at climate action through the health lens. In this Zoom presentation she spoke about local climate health impacts, the benefits of climate actions and how to communicate about them to the public.

August 9, 2021

Exploring Renewable Energy Futures in Humboldt County 

Energy researcher Amin Younes looks at how we can develop renewable electricity in Humboldt over the coming decade. He examines costs, benefits, and community perceptions, and looks at offshore wind, solar, and biomass possibilities, reviewing CO2 emissions, job creation, and more.

June 24, 2021

Humboldt County Regional Climate Action Plan (CAP)- Featured Presenter at General Meeting


June 7, 2021

Humboldt Bay on the Threshold of Change

Aldaron Laird is a local environmental planner with 40 years’ experience researching California coastal waters. In recent years Aldaron has focused on sea level rise on Humboldt Bay and is the leading expert on this topic.

April 5, 2021

Electric cars could help save the world! But where will we charge them? (April 5, 2021) 

EV researchers Chih-Wei Hsu, Anh Bui, and Derek Ichien discuss the gap in access to public chargers in California and detail charger access in Humboldt County. They also presented examples from across the nation of how charger access can be maximized, and propose what might work for Humboldt.


February 2, 2021

Tikun Olam and Tikun Nefesh: Restoring the World and Restoring the Soul

Rabbi Naomi Steinberg uses story and song to describe how efforts toward social transformation interface with personal transformation.
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October 5, 2020

Stakeholder Perceptions of Offshore Wind Energy in Humboldt County

Ciara Emery, Eureka field representative for Congressman Jared Huffman, researched stakeholder views on a potential offshore energy project in Humboldt County. She reports her results, including possible benefits, concerns, climate change issues, and the development process.

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August 3, 2020

Building Citizen Engagement with Climate Change

Ever want to talk to people about climate change but fear it will become an argument or that it is hopeless? Communication researcher Connie Roser-Renouf talks about the research on how to persuasively discuss climate change to motivate your community. How do you encourage your friends, family, neighbors and community leaders to take meaningful action to address the impacts of climate change?

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June 2, 2020

Chill Out from Climate Anxiety

If we are to make a positive difference in our lives, we must avoid becoming overwhelmed by anxiety and fear. In this presentation HSU Environmental Studies  professor Sarah Ray speaks about ways to handle our feelings as we hear daily about the danger of climate change. Professor Ray is the author of A Field Guide to Climate Anxiety: How to Keep Your Cool on a Warming Planet.

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