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Navigating Climate Anxiety
Saturday, September 24
10 - 11:30 AM
Washington Park
Free
Amidst a worsening climate crisis, it's easy to feel overwhelmed by bad news, and sharing that bad news seems an unlikely way to inspire action. How do we sustain hope for the work we are doing, as educators, parents, community advocates, and leaders? Let’s explore answers to this question together! UEC member Chris Young (Ph.D., History of Science and Technology) will share resources and lessons from his experience teaching a climate science course since 2001 that focuses on geography, economics, and politics, with new insights from a recent book by Sarah Jaquette Ray, A Field Guide to Climate Anxiety: How to Keep Your Cool on a Warming Planet, 2020.

Change in Average Temperature in 50 years

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DIY Beeswax Wraps
Saturday, November 12
1 - 3 PM
Riverside Park
Free
Ditch those single use plastics and learn how to make your own healthy and sustainable alternative! Beeswax wraps are great for food storage, kids' lunches, and wrapping up leftovers, and you can make them at home! Join Meenal Atre, UEC staff member and the co-founder of Plastic-Free MKE, to learn how! Beeswax and cloth provided (but you're welcome to bring your own cotton cloth if you have a pattern you like!). Please bring your own iron if possible.


Did you miss the lectures below? Check out the recordings!

Break Free From Plastics!

Build Your Own Vermicompost

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