Clean Energy and Climate Action

Clean Energy and Climate Action – July 22-29

J. Drake and Patrick Hamilton

2022 saw—at last!—three historic huge climate change laws in the United States. We live in a magical moment: the tools for addressing climate change now in place are commensurate with the scale of the problem. Never has it been more necessary to act on climate change, and never has it been more possible for YOU to do so. This week’s program will provide the information you need to take advantage of the federal government’s biggest-ever investments in clean energy and climate action. Our mornings will include true stories, lectures, Q & A sessions, and discussions and quizzes to reveal more good news you may not yet know about. Let’s get busy together.

J. Drake Hamilton (“J.”) has, for 27 years, led Minnesota to adopt numerous climate change actions that drive bold policy solutions to a just, prosperous, and resilient future. She is the senior director of science policy for Fresh Energy, the nonprofit at the center of dozens of partnerships and coalitions. At her first UniStar session, she was called to travel to Washington, D.C. to meet with President Obama; she returned to camp to report on her meeting. Patrick Hamilton is the Director of Climate Change, Energy & the Environment at the Science Museum of Minnesota. He is a fellow of the University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment, a member of the advisory board to the Minnesota Climate Adaptation Partnership, and of the advisory committee to America Is All In – a network of over 1,800 U.S. institutions committed to reducing U.S. emissions by at least 50% by 2030 through an all-of-society approach.