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K-State Today

April 6, 2017



Craig Wolfe to present 'The Climate Emergency: The Case for Immediate Action' April 11

By Thom Jackson

Craig Wolfe, president of the Heartland Renewable Energy Society, will present "The Climate Emergency: The Case for Immediate Action" at 3:30 p.m. April 11 in Town Hall of the Leadership Studies Building.

Wolfe's presentation will include live, original music, accompanied by a video.

Topics of Wolfe's lecture and discussion: The climate crisis is real. But what are the facts? What are the threats that we face? Where are the opportunities going forward? If the climate emergency is an existential threat to life on the planet, does our response reflect that of an emergency? What can and must individuals do to avert the worst consequences of the climate crisis?

Several topics in Wolfe's discussion relate to content taught in K-State's Environmental Issues and Ethics course in the landscape architecture and regional & community planning department.

Wolfe was trained by Al Gore's Climate Reality Project to make presentations regarding the climate emergency. As part of Wolfe's role in Gore's Climate Reality Leadership Corps, he uses slides prepared by the Climate Reality Project along with his own to demonstrate the seriousness of the climate emergency and to provide actions we must take to fight the climate crisis. 

Wolfe also is the co-founder of the KC Climate Coalition; a longtime activist with Kansas Sierra Club; and singer/songwriter in the group Soular, writing songs about climate and Mother Earth. In the 1980s, Wolfe built 60 passive solar/super insulated houses under Craig Wolfe Solar Design and Construction. He has worked as a consultant in Kansas City, Missouri, and Kansas City, Kansas, urban cores on housing projects, and has always been very interested in energy-related activities.

The event is sponsored by the K-State Student Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects.

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