Climate Change, Climate Solutions: Expert and Researcher Heidi Roop in Conversation with Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center’s Jason Cervenec!

Thursday, October 19, 2023 - 7:00pm
Gramercy Books
2424 East Main Street
Bexley, OH 43209

Join acclaimed climate scientist and researcher Heidi Roop, author of The Climate Action Handbook: A Visual Guide to 100 Climate Solutions for Everyone, who will be in conversation with Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center’s Jason Cervenec to discuss the accelerating climate crisis facing us and ways we can, personally, take action now to combat climate change.

Registration is on Eventbrite. A general admission ticket to access the event is $5; a ticket that includes the book purchase waives the admission fee.

The Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center at Ohio State University is Gramercy’s partner for this program.

This must-have book shows us WHY we need to act now to combat climate change and then, critically, HOW, through easy-to-understand language and fascinating infographics that offer each of us varied and doable solutions to the overwhelming challenges facing our planet. As more focus is put on climate science, there is a need for each of us to learn how we can change our habits in our home, communities, and government to save our planet.

The Climate Action Handbook, a visually stunning guide, does what no other climate change book manages to do: it's approachable, digestible, and offers the average person ideas, options, and a roadmap for action. It also offers hope—often overlooked in climate change conversations. Climate actions can create near-instantaneous improvements in air quality and can offer ways to address societal inequities, green our communities, save money, and build local economies. Stunning and creative infographics help anyone easily grasp the many challenges facing our planet, as well as how every action—be it on the individual, local, or government level—matters. From food and fashion choices, rethinking travel, greening up our homes and gardens, to civic engagement and championing community climate planning, Dr. Heidi Roop shares 100 wide-ranging ways that readers from all walks of life can help move the needle in the right direction. 

Dr. Heidi Roop is the Director of the University of Minnesota Climate Adaptation Partnership and an Assistant Professor of Climate Science and Extension Specialist at the University of Minnesota. Her research and Extension programs combine cutting-edge climate science and effective science communication to increase the use and integration of climate change information in decision-making at a range of scales—from city and state to national and international levels. Her climate science research takes her around the world from Antarctica to California to the shores of Lake Superior. She is also an affiliate assistant professor in the School of Public Health at the University of Washington and serves as an expert advisor to organizations and agencies as they seek to build resilience to climate change.

Jason Cervenec is the Education and Outreach Director for the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center at The Ohio State University. Under his leadership, the Center’s outreach programs connect with approximately 11,000 individuals in-person annually, as well as reach audiences online through lessons, videos, and social media posts. Jason has two NSF-funded research projects in polar and geosciences education. He pursues funding to make Ohio more climate resilient and bridges the researcher-practitioner divide to connect diverse collaborators. The most common request for information that Jason receives from the public is on climate change.