Speakers for Climate Change: Challenges and Opportunities for Women

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Women Step Up

Earth Day Network Climate Change Workshop At AARP WomenVision Summit

The Earth Day Network is preparing for its next speaking series, at the AARP WomenVision Summit, at the Westin La Paloma in Tucson, Arizona, over four days, April 12-15. Speakers include Teresa Heinz Kerry, Kathleen Rogers, Earth Day Network president, Susan Joy Hassol, climate change analyst, Wendy Gordon, Green Guide Institute president, and Helen Klanderud mayor of Aspen, Colorado.

Teresa Heinz Kerry is a pioneer in venture philanthropy and one of the nation’s leading environmental advocates, serving as chairman of the Heinz Endowments and the Heinz Family Philanthropies. In 1995, when the UTNE Reader named 100 Visionaries, Teresa was among them. Later that year, she launched the Heinz Center to improve the scientific and economic foundation for environmental policy through collaboration among industry, government, academic, and environmental organizations. Because of her long standing interest in women’s health and the environment, in 1996 her foundation began an annual national conference of women’s health and the environment.

<b><figcaption class=Kathleen Rogers is president of Earth Day Network and has worked for more than 15 years as an environmental attorney and advocate, focusing on litigation, climate change, international trade, and development issues. Presentation: Women as Agents of Change” width=”120″ height=”186″ border=”0″ title=”Kathleen Rogers is president of Earth Day Network and has worked for” />Kathleen Rogers is president of Earth Day Network and has worked for more than 15 years as an environmental attorney and advocate, focusing on litigation, climate change, international trade, and development issues. Presentation: Women as Agents of Change

Susan Joy Hassol is a climate change analyst and author noted for her ability to communicate complex issues to policymakers and the public. She is the writer of the widely-acclaimed HBO documentary Too Hot Not to Handle. Presentation: Climate Change and the Health and Welfare of your Family and Community

Wendy Gordon is president of the Green Guide Institute, a non-profit consumer research and education organization, and publisher of The Green Guide and thegreenguide.com. She currently serves as chairman of the board of Trickle-Up. Presentation: From Green Energy to Green Light Bulbs – Being an Informed Consumer

Leslie Lowe is director of the Energy and Environment Program at the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility, a coalition of 275 religious institutional investors who have been filing shareholder resolutions on global warming since 1991. Presentation: How to Successfully Invest in the Green Technology Revolution

Helen Klanderud is mayor of Aspen, Colorado. She represents Aspen on the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority Board, which was voted the Best Mass Transit System in North America. Helen is an attorney and a licensed clinical social worker. Presentation: Creating the Next Generation of Livable Cities

Michelle Wyman is executive director of ICLEI, Local Governments for Sustainability. Her areas of expertise include sustainable development, environmental management systems, and public management both domestically and internationally. Presentation: Creating the Next Generation of Livable Cities

For more information, contact:

Raquel Garcia

Communications Associate

Earth Day Network

www.earthday.net

202-518-0044

http://www.earthday.net/AARP.aspx

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