Santa Monica Public Library is proud to present the program Hope for Our Planet on Saturday, April 27, at 1 p.m. in the Main Library’s Multipurpose Room, 601 Santa Monica Blvd.  At the event, Citizen’s Climate Lobby explores how climate change affects the earth’s natural systems, and discusses solutions happening locally, nationally, and internationally to prevent its worst effects. Following the Citizen’s Climate Lobby presentation, Drew Lowell Johnstone, from the Office of Sustainability and the Environment, will talk about Santa Monica’s award-winning sustainability plan.

We are already feeling the effects of climate change: the number of extreme heat days is increasing each year; drought, water shortages, and forest fires are growing in intensity annually. Former President Barack Obama said, “We are the first generation to feel the effects of climate change and the last generation to be able to do anything about it.” This presentation seeks to discuss how climate change affects the earth’s natural systems. Learn about the economic, moral and health dimensions of this urgent issue, as well as what each of us can do. Light refreshments provided.

This program is free and open to all ages. Seating is limited and on a first-arrival basis. The Santa Monica Public Library is wheelchair accessible. For disability-related accommodations, call Library Administration at (310) 458-8606 at least one week prior to the event. The Main Library is served by Big Blue Bus routes 1, R10 and 18. Ride your bike. Bicycle parking racks are available at the library.

Submitted by Jennifer Boyce, Bilingual Librarian II, Public Services

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