If America’s consumer habits contribute to climate change, how can we change our approach to consumerism as a climate solution?  What is the role women play as climate solvers? If women and girls bear the greatest burdens from floods, food scarcity and other climate extremes globally, can they also be empowered to strengthen their families and communities to cope with impacts of a changing climate?

Oregon Environmental Council and Population Action International have teamed up to bring you a night of dinner and conversation about the role of empowering women in sustainable development. Moderated by OEC’s Andrea Durbin, Erik Assadourian of Worldwatch Institute and Suzanne Ehlers of PAI will discuss the topic. The details:

What: Women at the Center: Climate Change, Consumption, and Reproductive Health
Where: Portland Art Museum
When: September 27, 2012, 5:30-8:30
Cost: $15-20

Tickets are available here. Hope you can make it!

August 27, 2012