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Lawrence MacDonald for Am I Too Old to Save the Planet?
November 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pmFree
Discussion with Mike Tidwell, founder and director of the Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN), and Lawrence MacDonald, author of “Am I Too Old to Save the Planet? A Boomer’s Guide to Climate Action.”
Alarmed by the surge in climate-related disasters, many Americans are asking “What can I do to help?” MacDonald’s new book, Am I Too Old to Save the Planet? A Boomer’s Guide to Climate Action offers unexpected answers for the 70 million boomers–Americans born from 1946-1963–who are still the most powerful generation in the most powerful nation on earth. A former foreign correspondent and vice president of the World Resources Institute, the world’s largest environmental NGO, Lawrence shares his journey to becoming a passionate climate activist. Packed with practical advice, his book invites fellow boomers to join the growing global movement to save the planet.
Lawrence began his career as a reporter in Asia, where he saw first-hand how U.S. policies affected poor people in the developing world. Expelled from China for reporting on the student democracy movement, he became an expert in public policy communications, with a focus on poverty reduction and the environment, working at the World Bank, and serving as vice president of the Center for Global Development and the World Resources Institute, a global environmental think-and-do tank.
He is now a writer, public speaker, and volunteer climate organizer who has been arrested several times in non-violent direct action to call attention to the climate emergency. In addition to supporting CCAN’s work, he is active in Th!rdAct, experienced Americans working to protect democracy and a livable planet; Dayenu, a Jewish call to climate action; and ClimateDefiance, a youth-led group that stages surprise actions disrupting powerful people who are slowing the transition to a low-carbon economy. You can follow Lawrence on Twitter (X) @ClimateBoomer and read new articles at Medium.com/@ClimateBoomer His new website is: www.ClimateBoomer.org