Wednesday Evening Schedule
WEDNESDAY EVENING EVENTS AUGUST
All events begin at 5:30PM unless otherwise indicated.
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Environmentalists Need a Nudge
Polls show that voters consistently rank environmental issues among their lowest concerns in every election. This is a huge problem. Politicians want to win elections, and if environmental issues are a low priority for voters, they will be a low priority for policy makers. Yet polls also show that tens of millions of Americans strongly prioritize progressive environmental policies – the real problem is that these people do not vote. Indeed, even in recent nation-wide elections, over 15 million individually identifiable environmentalists have stayed at home on Election Day. Therefore, the key to getting powerful environmental policies in place might not be to persuade more Americans to be environmentalists; it may be as simple as getting more of our existing environmentalists to vote. Learn about the Environmental Voter Project and how you can get involved in getting out the (environmentalist) vote!
Kelli Grabowski is a high school Earth Science teacher. She is a NYS Master Teacher Emeritus and founded the WNY Youth Climate Action Summit. Her life goal is to unite youth and others in the rejuvenation of western NY as a healthier, more sustainable, and more just region for all. Climate change adds a layer of complexity to this area's resurgence, but also offers an opportunity to rethink how we build up in more innovative and unifying ways, so that all are welcome, included, and empowered to lead quality and fulfilling lives.