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Me vs. We: What Matters Most for Climate Action?

Where does change begin? Addressing the climate challenge requires incremental and transformational change on both personal and systemic levels. That means altering our personal habits as citizens, consumers, employees and parents. 

At the same time, society needs to fundamentally modernize the food, transportation, building and energy systems. That mind-blowing amount of change is so daunting, it’s no wonder people look at the scale of the challenge and want to skip away into the happy land of denial. 

How can we think about change—and how do our words shape our behavior? Will factors such as power, social status and morality affect the transition to a green economy? Join us for a conversation on transforming our systems and ourselves with George Lakoff, professor emeritus of cognitive science and linguistics at UC Berkeley, Amanda Ravenhill, executive director at the Buckminster Fuller Institute, and Margaret Klein Salamon, founder and executive director of The Climate Mobilization.


High school students who attend this event in person are eligible to apply for a Climate One Arctic Adventurer Scholarship, an annual award that supports one student on a trip to the Arctic to learn about energy and climate

February 26, 2020

The Commonwealth Club
110 The Embarcadero
Taube Family Auditorium
San Francisco, 94105
United States

Image - George Lakoff
George Lakoff
Professor Emeritus of Cognitive Science and Linguistics, University of California Berkeley
Image - Ravenhill
Amanda Ravenhill
Executive Director, Buckminster Fuller Institute
Image - Margaret Klein Salamon
Margaret Klein Salamon
Founder and Executive Director, The Climate Mobilization
Image - Dalton
Greg Dalton
Founder and Host, Climate One

6 p.m. check-in
6:30 p.m. program
7:30 p.m. networking reception