Nebraska Climate Conversations Conference

Nebraska Climate Conversations conference, scheduled for 3/28, is POSTPONED

We not only want to keep the Earth healthy – we want to keep you healthy, too! That’s why we’re postponing our state climate conference, “Climate Conversations,” due to the public health concerns about COVID-19 (Coronavirus). The conference was originally scheduled for Saturday, March 28, at Creighton University.

If you have already registered for the March 28 event, you will receive an email from EventBrite confirming that you will get a full refund.

And look for our rescheduled conference date to be announced soon!

Questions contact: Terry Langan

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Join motivated individuals from around the state for a day of interesting and solutions-oriented conversation on climate change. The conference includes panel discussions on working for a livable planet, small group conversation on ways you can get involved, and special programming for students.

This event is presented by Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL), along with co-hosts Our Climate and The Kripke Center for the Study of Religion & Society at Creighton University.

Speaker and Panelists

Keynote Speaker
Dr. Martha Shulski, Nebraska State Climatologist


A native of Nebraska, Dr. Martha Shulski serves as the State Climatologist and is an Associate Professor of Applied Climate Science in the School of Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She directs the Nebraska State Climate Office, which operates a state weather monitoring program with 70 research-grade observing stations across the state. Martha was one of the contributing authors on the Fourth National Climate Assessment released in 2018.

Speakers
Grant Glazer, Associate, Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI)


Grant develops tools that analyze the potential of distributed energy resources to advance affordable, sustainable, and resilient solutions for the electricity sector. Prior to joining RMI, Grant earned his master’s and bachelor’s degrees from Stanford University in Civil and Environmental engineering.

Steven Kirchner, National Field Coordinator,
Our Climate


Steven is National Field Coordinator for Our Climate, an organization that mobilizes and empowers young people to educate the public and elected officials about equitable climate policy solutions. His role with Our Climate is to reach out to campuses across the country and recruit, train and support student leaders to contribute to state and federal level carbon pricing efforts. He is a graduate of University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and while there he served as president of Sustain UNL, overseeing the transition of the small environmental club to an active and engaged organization. Steven is also an active volunteer with Citizens’ Climate Lobby.

Josh Moenning, Mayor, City of Norfolk


Norfolk Mayor Josh Moenning is helping to develop Nebraska’s wind energy industry. Before serving as mayor, Moenning was District Director for U.S. Congressman Jeff Fortenberry, as well as former legislative aide to State Auditor Mike Foley. He has a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and graduate course work in agricultural economics and rural community development at Iowa State University.

Jason St. Sauver, Director of Education & Outreach, Audubon Nebraska


Jason “the Birdnerd” St. Sauver is the Director of Education & Outreach for Audubon Nebraska. He has been exploring with and educating kids of all ages for more than 15 years both with Audubon and formerly with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. St. Sauver specializes in birding by ear and brings his bird-themed conservation message to diverse audiences across Nebraska.

Katie Torpy, Climate & Policy Lead, The Nature Conservancy (TNC)


In her position as Climate & Policy Lead for the Nature Conservancy in Nebraska, Katie Torpy is responsible for the development and execution of organizational strategies designed to broaden support for action to advance clean energy and climate policy in the state. She also provides research and policy analysis to inform TNC’s climate and clean energy goals.