Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Earth Day
Presented by Move Texas and Green Latinos
Saturday, April 18, 2020
3:45 PM - 5:00 PM
La interpretación en español estará disponible a través de Zoom. Regístrese aquí: https://bit.ly/2XDEZkl
The Laredo community, students, and elected officials are invited to the Laredo Climate Action Plática to learn about the present and future impacts of climate change locally and globally. Together, we will discuss how Laredoans can position ourselves to reap the benefits of climate solutions. The event will take place on Saturday, April 18, 2020 in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day.
Laredo is a border community with a population that is at least 95% hispanic, and where 30% of our community lives in poverty and the percent of people without health insurance is three times the national average. Our county is already experiencing the impacts of climate change, making us even more vulnerable.
Families across the country are celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day in 2020 and calling for national, state, and local action on climate change. For Laredoans, now is the time to ensure that our community’s needs are recognized and that Climate Action Plans benefit low-income households, provide workers with access to high-quality jobs, and invest in infrastructure that makes our lives easier and more efficient.
*Moderator: Alyssa Wallace, Move TX
*Climate Change 101: Dr. Puneet Gil, Assistant Professor, Texas A&M International University
*Local Impacts and Policy Solutions: Virginia Palacios, Climate and Air Program Consultant, Green Latinos
*Sustainability at the City of Laredo: John Porter, Director, City of Laredo Environmental Services Department
César Chávez Memorial Alliance
Rio Grande International Study Center
City of Laredo Environmental Services Department