Climate Change 101: What You Need To Know

Monday, Sept. 26, 7 pm, Zoom

Emily Williston Memorial Library (Easthampton)

Climate change does not have to be complicated or intimidating. In this presentation, Dr. Carsten Braun, a Geography, Planning, and Sustainability professor at Westfield State University, will review the science of climate change, discuss the impacts of climate change, and then explore practical solutions to climate change that are available right here, right now. Suitable for adults and older teens. This presentation is part one of a three-part Saving Us! – Working Toward Climate Resilience series. Parts two and three will be held October 3 and October 17, respectively. Please register in advance, choosing each presentation you would like to attend:

Writing About Climate

Wednesday, September 28, 6:00–8:00 pm, Zoom

Southwick Public Library

One way we can process our thoughts around the climate crisis and share our messages about climate change and climate preparedness is through powerful, persuasive nature writing. In this two-hour Mass Audubon workshop, you’ll develop tools and techniques to write engaging personal nature essays, with a specific focus on climate. You’ll write from prompts; and for those who wish to share, we may have time to read a portion of our writing out loud. You’ll also receive links to one or two short nature essays to read ahead of the workshop, which we’ll discuss as a group during our session. While this workshop focuses on the personal nature essay, poets, fiction writers, and memoirists will also benefit from the tools, techniques, prompts, and readings. Presenter Kim Hoff is a program specialist at Mass Audubon Connecticut River Valley Sanctuaries. She is a nature writer and essayist who has written for Mass Audubon’s Explore as well as for Northern Woodlands Magazine, Grist Journal, and The Journal of Wild Culture. To register, please email the Southwick Public Library at

Climate Justice with Nia Keith

Thursday, September 29, 7:00- 8:00 pm, Zoom

Milne Public Library (Williamstown)

Join Nia Keith, of Mass Audubon, to examine the connection between societal inequities and climate impacts.   Where do social justice and climate change overlap? How does identity (race, ethnicity, gender, etc.) influence the way a person is impacted by climate change? Register for this event here.