The National Conversation on Climate Action
The National Conversation is a day of local town hall meetings, convened by mayors across the United States, on climate change science, solutions, and action. The National Conversation is intended to catalyze a broad national discussion on the local challenges and solutions associated with global warming. In October 2007, we co-organized the first National Conversation on Climate Action, in collaboration with ICLEI (Local Governments for Sustainability) and the Association of Science and Technology Centers. The second National Conversation was held on Earth Day (April 22nd), 2009, in collaboration again with ICLEI, as well as the Earth Day Network and AmericaSpeaks. More than 70 cities participated in each event. In 2010 we partnered with the Earth Day Network for a Global Day of Conversation on Climate, Energy, and the Green Economy, held on April 22, in celebration of the 40th anniversary of Earth Day.