Welcome to Community Conversations 2020-21!
Community Conversations is a monthly meeting of community members to discuss important topics of the day. Due to COVID-19, this year we will meet virtually at noon on the 3rd Wednesday of every month, September -November, and January-April.
No RSVP needed while we meet virtually. Just click the button to the right at noon on March 17th for the live feed. ------->
Climate Change: Current Trends and What We Can Do About It
How is climate change impacting us and what might we expect in the decades to come? We hear plenty of what is going wrong... is anything going right? And what can I do about it? In this Community Conversation you'll learn some of the important new developments regarding the climate crisis and you'll be introduced to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals as a framework that can help you connect your current work and passion to address climate threat we face.
Casey Meehan, PhD, is a connector of dots and an enthusiastic advocate of using playfulness as a tool to engage in the most pressing issues of our times.
He serves as the Director of Sustainability and Resilience at Western Technical College and as an associate lecturer at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. He also directs the Sustainability Institute, a 501c3 dedicated to celebrating and inspiring sustainability in the Driftless Region.
Casey regularly speaks about climate change and sustainability to a variety of audiences and presents his research and work at local, national, and international conferences. He is on the Advisory Council for the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) Advisory council and serves on local and regional climate action planning groups including the City of La Crosse Climate Action Plan commission and the Wisconsin Clean Energy Plan advisory team.
Casey holds a PhD in climate change education from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, an M.Ed in social studies education from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, and a B.S. in history and psychology from UW-Madison. He is an International Society of Sustainability Professionals certified Sustainability Excellence Associate and a member of the Climate Reality Leadership Corps.
He currently lives in La Crosse with his wife and two young boys
We welcome all who want to make a difference.
This year is different and will be virtual until further notice. No in-person Conversation will be held.
No RSVP needed while we meet virtually. Just click the button below to watch March's Conversation!
In an effort to strengthen our community, Community Conversations looks to engage citizens in thoughtful, theological, non-partisan and non-political discussion about local economic and social issues. We invite anyone who is interested in making a difference.”