The League of Women Voters of Lake Forest/Lake Bluff Area (LWV-LF/LB) invites the public to an afternoon panel discussion led by WGN-TV’s Chief Meteorologist Tom Skilling — combined with an environmental expo with local organizations and high school students. Cosponsored with Lake Forest High School, “Developments in Climate Change Science and Policy: Obstacles and Opportunities” will be Saturday, May 19, from 4:00 to 5:30 pm at Lake Forest High School (LFHS Auditorium, 1285 N. McKinley Rd., Lake Forest). The event is free and open to the public.
Joining Skilling on the panel will be Mary Gade (Gade Environmental Group, LLC) and Donald J. Wuebbles, PhD (University of Illinois). Gade is a former regional administrator for the US Environmental Protection Agency. Wuebbles is a professor of atmospheric science and presidential fellow. He is also the former assistant director with the Office of Science and Technology Policy at the Executive Office of the President (Washington, DC).
Together the panel will discuss recent developments in climate change science, policies, and strategies for the future.
A new environmental expo will take place before the forum with projects developed by students and community organizations. The expo opens at 3:30 p.m. in the auditorium foyer and will remain open at the close of the forum until 6:30 p.m. Organizations taking part in the expo include:
- Lake Forest High School Environmental Club
- Lake Forest High School Human Rights Club
- Lake Forest High School Library
- League of Women Voters of Lake Forest/Lake Bluff Area
- League of Women Voters-Lake Michigan Region
- Lake Forest Public Library
- Lake Forest Environmental Collaborative
- Lake Forest Open Lands Association (LFOLA)
- Lake Bluff Open Lands Association (LBOLA)
- The Center for Conservation Leadership
- Lake Forest/Lake Bluff Rotary Club
- Green Minds
- International Crane Foundation
- Citizens Climate Lobby
- Faith in Place
- Lake County Forest Preserves
- Brushwood Center at Ryerson
- Citizens for Action
- Solid Waste Agency of Lake County (SWALCO)