America's Future: Communicating with our Neighbors on Climate Change
How often have you been frustrated in your conversations with people who are indifferent, unsure and even deny the science of climate change? It can be exasperating and frustrating because we may lack the tools to reach such people. Now with the February 20th program, we can learn how to better communicate and uncomplicate this complicated issue.
The distinguished expert is Geoffrey Feinberg of Yale University's Project on Climate Change Communication (http://environment.yale.edu/climate-communication/about/staff). His group has done unique and seminal research on identifying six different Americas that require different approaches in order to foster conversation and discussion and change perceptions.
The North Jersey Public Policy Network (NJPPN)'s usual presentation and Q & A format will also include breakout time for small groups to meet with the experts from Climate Nexus to discuss examples of conversation difficulties. These issues that we raise will then be part of the forum with Geoffrey Feinberg and the Climate Nexus team.
You will not only hear the results of the Yale study and learn about the six Americas, but you will have the opportunity to share your experiences and obtain new skills for future encounters with the individuals within the six different Americas.
This is a special program North Jersey Public Policy Network being co-sponsored by the Institute for Sustainable Enterprise at Fairleigh Dickinson University. Program will run from 6:30-9:30 p.m. in Wilson Auditorium, in Dickinson Hall, at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Hackensack.
Pre-registration is recommended. Contact Enviro@njppn.org. If you wish to participate in the breakout sessions, you must register as space for these sessions is limited.