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Earth Day Panel: Innovators Creating Sustainable Communities

April 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join Mechanics’ Institute in conversation on the future of sustainable communities with Bay Area environmental activists and innovators Quinlin Messenger, Kirstin Weeks, and Dustin Mulvaney, moderated by Karen Topakian. The panel will address new directions of alternative energy, design concepts and production, and resources for diverse communities. Challenging “doom and gloom” climate narratives, the speakers will offer alternative perspectives of hope, stewardship, and reciprocity with the land.

The event will feature a reading by San Mateo Poet Laureate Emeritus Aileen Cassinetto from Dear Human at the Edge of Time, the award-winning climate change anthology in response to the Fifth National Climate Assessment (NCA5).

Attendees will have the opportunity to contribute poems to the Dear Human microsite and peruse an environmental book selection curated by the speakers.