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      Our Time on Earth Climate Activations: Be the Change

      Our Time on Earth Opening Weekend

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      In-person event
      Location: Our Time on Earth, Gallery 201, “Be the Change” zone

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      Engage in pop-up conversations with climate advocates, researchers and community leaders inside the exhibition in the “Be the Change” zone on select Saturdays. Ask questions and hear about local and regional efforts to address climate change.

      Saturday, March 2, 2024 | 1-3 pm
      Stephen Young

      Stephen Young is a former chair of the Geography and Sustainability Department at Salem State University, where he uses remote sensing (satellite imaging) to analyze climate change and forest conservation. His numerous publications include “Overall Warming with Reduced Seasonality: Temperature Change in New England, USA, 1900–2020,” one of the most read articles in the journal Climate. In addition to his academic research, he bridges the arts and sciences through art gallery exhibitions that highlight environmental issues. Young has mounted more than 25 gallery showings throughout the United States, Canada, Australia, Tunisia and Iran.

      Saturday, March 30, 2024 | 1-3 pm
      Sustainable Marblehead logo

      Sustainable Marblehead is a community organization based in Marblehead, Massachusetts. Through education and working groups on topics such as urban forestry and green building, Sustainable Marblehead aims to reduce waste and pollution and achieve net zero carbon emissions by the year 2040.

      This program is supported by the Lowell Institute.

      Saturday, April 27, 2024 | 1-3 pm
      Salem Sound Coastwatch logo

      Salem Sound Coastwatch is a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting and preserving the environment of Salem Sound and its watershed. Through community engagement and education, Salem Sound Coastwatch aims to empower community members to take action guided by environmental monitoring, scientific studies and municipal guidance.

      This program is supported by the Lowell Institute.

      Saturday, May 4, 2024 | 1-3 pm
      City of Salem logo

      The City of Salem’s Sustainability and Resiliency Department is responsible for overseeing environmental sustainability initiatives across the Salem municipal government and larger community. By engaging directly with Salem residents, businesses and nonprofits, the department aims to promote the goals of its Resilient Together initiative and surpass the Massachusetts state goal of carbon neutrality by 2050.

      Saturday, May 11, 2024 | 1-3 pm
      Emerald Cities Collaborative logo

      Emerald Cities Collaborative (ECC) is a national nonprofit network of organizations working together to advance sustainability while creating just and inclusive economies with opportunities for all. ECC prioritizes creating economic infrastructure that provides family-supporting wages and career pathways for local community members, alongside contracting opportunities for women, BIPOC and other disadvantaged business owners and workers.

      This program is supported by the Lowell Institute.

      Saturday, June 1, 2024 | 1-3 pm
      Olivia Maliszewski (Rappahannock)

      Meet Olivia Maliszewski (Rappahannock), an Indigenous woman, artist and scientist who believes that art is a powerful tool for conveying environmental messages and getting people interested in animal science and conservation. Learn about her experiences working at Native Land Conservancy, a Native-led land conservation organization dedicated to preserving and restoring healthy landscapes for all living beings. She holds a degree in Science, Technology and Society (STS) from Brown University.