Huxley Speaker Series 5/25: Kimberly Larson on Climate Change Communication

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Posted: Sunday, May 21, 2017 - 10:21pm

Date: Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 4:00pm

Location: Miller Hall 138

As part of the 2016-17 Huxley College of the Environment Speaker Series, Kimberly Larson will deliver her talk “It’s Okay to Talk About Global Warming: Effectively Communicating About Climate in a Heated Climate,” at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 25 in Miller Hall 138 on the Western Washington University campus. Kimberly Larson will discuss current challenges for advocates of climate action and how they can best communicate with their audiences and challengers. As a Northwest-based nonprofit, Climate Solutions works to advance clean energy solutions to the climate crisis through promoting effective policies and market-based innovations, organizing partnerships and a diverse movement for action, and communicating the best solutions at the scale required by climate science.

Kimberly Larson is the Director of Communications and Marketing for Climate Solutions.  She oversees the organization’s marketing, messaging, communications, storytelling and media outreach. She has garnered coverage of public interest issues in outlets ranging from Time magazine to USA Today, network television to national cable news, National Public Radio to Business Week. Prior to joining Climate Solutions, she was the Media Director for the Public Interest Network, a family of organizations that includes Environment America and U.S. PIRG. She graduated from the University of Vermont with a B.A. in Environmental Studies and a minor in Women's Studies in 1995.

The presentation will include a question-and-answer period. Anyone interested in the topic is encouraged to attend and participate.