Loading Events
This event has passed.

Global and Local Climate Solutions: a Conversation with Hazon’s Nigel Savage, Seattle City Council Members, and Community Leaders

Keynote speaker Nigel Savage is the President & CEO of Hazon, the largest faith-based environmental organization in the US. “The Jewish Lab for Sustainability,” Hazon mines Jewish tradition to respond to the global climate crisis. Following Savage’s address, a panel featuring our new Jewish Seattle City Councilmembers Tammy Morales and Dan Strauss, and Indigenous rights activist Matt Remle (Lakota), will discuss local climate solutions, including the Seattle Green New Deal. Cities generate 70% of the world’s carbon, so Seattle has the potential to lead on policies that could solve the bulk of our climate problem. Join us for an evening of learning, advocacy and action!

Nigel Savage founded Hazon, the Jewish lab for sustainability, in 2000. Today, Hazon has a wide range of programs, all focused on turning Jewish life outwards to create a more sustainable world for all – and strengthening Jewish life in the process in vital and innovative ways. Hazon is one of only two groups to have been recognized in every single Slingshot guide, and as been recognized by the Sierra Club as one of 50 leading faith-based environmental organizations. In 2015 Nigel was awarded an honorary doctorate by the Jewish Theological Seminary. He has twice been named a member of the Forward 50, the annual list of the 50 most influential Jewish people in the United States. He has an MA in History from Georgetown, and has learned at Pardes, Yakar, and the Hebrew University. He was a founder of Limmud NY, and serves on the board of Romemu. He is believed to be the first English Jew to have cycled across South Dakota on a recumbent bike.

Location details provided with RSVP: https://kavana.wildapricot.org/event-3706693