Conserving Nature Close to Home: Free Online Series
December 19, 2023
Climate change and biodiversity loss are urgent crises. Taking action in the face of the global scale of these challenges can feel daunting. But as residents of a country with among the high greenhouse gas emissions per person on earth, our choices—and the policies adopted by our local towns and cities—can have real consequences for nature and the climate.
In this free, three-part online series co-sponsored by Mass Audubon’s Policy and Advocacy and Education and Engagement Departments, learn how you can take action in your community to support nature, biodiversity, and the climate.
Register for the entire series or sign up for individual sessions below.
Part 1: Massachusetts Climate Impacts and Solutions
Tuesday, January 23, 7:00-8:30pm
From higher temperatures to stronger storms to rising seas, every community in Massachusetts is experiencing the impacts of climate change. Learn how climate change is already causing serious issues in our state, and how nature conservation can be a large part of the solution. We’ll discuss the benefits of inland wetlands, coastal salt marshes, and healthy forests for climate resilience, and outline ways that you can help support the conservation of these essential natural resources in your community.
Part 2: Nature by the Yard
Tuesday, February 27, 7:00-8:30pm
Conservation starts at home! Learn how to transform your corner of the earth into an eco-friendly haven for native flora and fauna. We'll cover how ecosystems work, habitat resiliency, climate change, invasive species, biodiversity, and the ecological importance of human-managed landscapes. You'll leave equipped to read your landscape and to select and maintain plants for long-term ecosystem health. Whether you are starting from scratch or transitioning an existing garden space, you can create a wildlife sanctuary at home or in your community.
Part 3: Conservation in Your Community
Tuesday, March 26, 7:00-8:30pm
The nature of Massachusetts faces threats from many fronts. This session will discuss Mass Audubon’s advocacy campaign to take on just a few of those threats, including dangerous rodent poisons that kill raptors and unsustainable solar energy siting that is encroaching upon forests. Learn about how we’re seeking to change the policies around these issues, and how you can get involved to advocate for change in your community.