#445 Earth Optimism – Earth Day 2020 Cat Kutz & Brian Coyle

Apr 22, 2020 | aging, books, culture, Health, politics, seniors, technology

Earth Optimism – Earth Day 2020 Cat Kutz & Brian Coyle

Science & Technology Interview Series

Welcome to The Not Old Better Show. I’m Paul Vogelzang and this is episode #445.

As part of our Smithsonian Associates, Inside Science, Earth Optimism Initiative, today’s show is another in our series, our third, and with one day away from the big event.

The 50th anniversary of Earth Day is this week, starting April 22, and on that day as is year’s past, people from around the world will celebrate planet earth.

Given the social distancing we are all practicing, one of the truly great ways to join in the celebration is to join the digital Earth Optimism event, April 22 – 24.

Our guests today, Cat Kutz, Earth Optimism Communications, and Brian Coyle, Behavioral Ecologist, Conservation Producer, both of whom are among the many organizers of the Earth Optimism event, will be joining us to tell us more, including some of the optimistic stories of both small and large-scale actions that frame the conversation and demonstrate that success is possible, despite dire warnings to the contrary.

The Earth Optimism event is just that: an event of optimism about our planet earth, and the 50th anniversary of Earth Day is the right time to celebrate.

Because meeting the shock and awe of extreme floods, droughts, storms, and fires from California and the Mississippi to Venice and the Caribbean calls for plans and action, as well as optimism. As the planet faces changes in climate and increased extreme weather events, adaptation is higher than ever before on the global agenda. But, we have to start thinking we can do this…don’t doubt, have faith, and please listen and act on what Cat Kutz, and Brian Coyle, Smithsonian Institution, will share with us.

Our in-person interactions will return, but right now we have the Earth Optimism Digital Summit story to tell you with our guests, Cat Kutz and Brian Coyle, via internet phone.

For more information about Earth Optimism Digital Event, please check out:

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