The speakers are announced for our next Great Ideas Breakfast. Experts from our community will answer the question, "How Is Our Planet Changing?" Come hear our speakers discuss the issue from an economic, scientific and practical viewpoint. Speakers to include:
Randall Solomon, Co-Director Sustainable Jersey
Tackling Climate Change at a State-wide Level & Leveraging the Power of Communities.
Randall Solomon has 20 years of experience working in government, academia, and the non-profit sector. He is one of the principals that founded and directs the Sustainable Jersey Certification program. Randy holds a B.S. in Biology from Rutgers University and a M.S. in Public Policy from Rutgers University.
Ning Lin, Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Princeton University
Assessing the Risks of Change So We can be Prepared and Resilient.
Professor Lin is an Assistant Professor or Civil and Environmental Engineering at Princeton University. She is interested in Natural Hazards and Risk Assessment, Stochastic Modeling, Wind Engineering, Coastal Engineering, Climate Change Impact and Adaptation, and Built Environment and Sustainability. Specifically, her current research integrates science, engineering, and policy to study tropical cyclones and associated weather extremes (e.g., strong winds, heavy rainfall, and storm surge), how they change with climate, and how their impact on society can be mitigated.
Jim Waltman, Executive Director, Stony Brook-Millstone Water Association
The Implications of More Rain and the Local Water Cycle
Jim has served as Executive Director of the Watershed Association since April 2005. He regularly speaks at community events and municipal meetings throughout central New Jersey, serving as a go-to resource for government officials and community leaders on how to best protect clean water and the environment throughout the region. Jim has a biology degree from Princeton University and a Master of Environmental Studies from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.
Tineke Thio, Climate Change Meet-Up Founder
What Can We Expect in Princeton
Tineke is a climate communicator working to raise awareness about climate change and about solutions leading to climate resilience. She holds Ph.D. in physics from MIT. She writes a blog on fuel efficient cars, and is available for climate presentations tailored to the audience.
Scott Morgan, Farm Manager, Blue Moon Acres
Climate Change from a Local Farm's Perspective and What It Means to Our Agriculture
Scott Morgan is responsible for maintaining tractor and farm equipment; coordinating crop, harvest, and planting schedules; overseeing organic certification and food safety programs; and implementing pest and disease management programs.
The breakfast will take place at 8:30 am on Thursday, March 26th at the Princeton Public Library Community Room. Come enjoy a free breakfast catered by Terra Momo Bread Company. As always, the event is free and open to the public as well as a zero waste event.
After the breakfast, be sure to stick around for two films that focus on energy and waste are being shown as part of the Princeton Public Library's Environmental Film Festival:
Switch - Every energy resource — fossil, nuclear and renewable — is undergoing profound changes. This sweeping transition is the subject of “Switch” and travels the world to discover how it most likely will happen, with a focus on the practical realities and balanced understanding about changing the way we use energy, to realize the many economic and environmental benefits of efficiency.
Racing To Zero - By substituting the word “resource” for the word “garbage,” a culture can be transformed, and a new wealth of industries can emerge, presenting new solutions to the global problem of waste. The film examines how the mayor of San Francisco pledged to achieve zero waste by 2020, and tracks San Francisco’s waste stream diversion tactics and presents innovative new solutions to waste. This film documents a surprising, engaging and inspiring race to zero.