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Carbon Nation Conversations, hosted by Carbon Nation™ Director and Producer Peter Byck, are climate-change solution conversations (that don’t even care if you believe in climate change).

People-Powered, Low-Carbon Communities

Carbon Nation™ Conversations
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Greg Searle

  • President and Founder, BioRegional North America

Peter Byck

  • Professor of Practice, School of Sustainability and
  • Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Director/Producer, Carbon Nation™

In this conversation, Peter and Greg will discuss what the experts aren’t telling us about the root causes of manmade climate change, as well as beacons of hope for the future—including communities on an accelerated path to true sustainability. These two sustainability thinkers and doers will explore how green lifestyles...

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Soil Carbon, Cows and an Oil Company

Carbon Nation™ Conversations
Monday, November 3, 2014
12:00 - 1:15 p.m.

Peter Byck (Moderator)

  • Professor of Practice, School of Sustainability and
  • Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Director/Producer, Carbon Nation™

Richard Teague

  • Rangeland Specialist, Texas A&M

Russ Conser

  • Innovation Specialist, Shell Game Changer (retired)

Join us for a wide-ranging conversation with ranching and energy-industry experts as they explore and seek to answer the question: Can the carbon loop be closed?

Lunch will be provided.

This event is over-capacity, so be sure to arrive early to ensure a seat. Your RSVP does not guarantee you a...

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You Walk on the Ceiling of an Unknown Universe

Carbon Nation™ Conversations
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
12:00-1:30 p.m.

Peter Byck

  • Professor of Practice, School of Sustainability and
  • Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Director/Producer, Carbon Nation™

Healthy soils hold the key to clean and abundant water, nutrition-dense food, and possibly slowing climate change. Carbon is the gatekeeper. Join us for a wide-ranging conversation with ranching and soil experts, as they discuss the new frontier of soil, climate, and carbon.

Jonathan Lundgren - USDA-ARS
Jason Rowntree - Michigan State...

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You're Not the Boss of Me

Carbon Nation™ Conversations
Thursday, November 14, 2013
12:00-1:30 p.m.

Susan Mazur-Stommen

  • Director of Behavioral and Human Dimensions
  • American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy

Peter Byck

  • Professor of Practice, School of Sustainability and
  • Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Director/Producer, Carbon Nation™

Behavioral science offers many tempting tools to "change" how people act--but should we always use them?

This conversation will explore the many moral dilemmas posed when we seek to "fix" other people.

Mazur-Stommen conducts qualitative research on behavior change and energy usage. Before joining ACEEE in 2011, she worked as an adjunct...

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Blue Carbon: Can Coastal Wetlands Combat Climate Change?

Carbon Nation™ Conversations
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
12:30 - 2:00 p.m.
(lunch served at 12:00 p.m.)

Lisamarie Windham-Myers

  • Biologist, U.S. Geological Survey

Peter Byck

  • Professor of Practice, School of Sustainability and
  • Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Director/Producer, Carbon Nation™

Carbon Nation Conversations, hosted by Carbon Nation™ Director/Producer Peter Byck, are climate-change solution conversations (that don't even care if you believe in climate change).

Join Peter for a conversation with Lisamarie Windham-Myers on the importance of preserving and restoring "Blue Carbon" wetlands as buffers for global adaptation to sea-level rise and...

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You Taxed Yourself?

Carbon Nation™ Conversations
Monday, April 15, 2013
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Tamara “TJ” DiCaprio

  • Senior Director, Environmental Sustainability,
  • Microsoft® Corporation

Peter Byck

  • Director and Producer, Carbon Nation

The Global Institute of Sustainability is offering a new event series entitled "Carbon Nation Conversations" hosted by Carbon Nation Director and Producer Peter Byck. The Carbon Nation Conversations series are climate change solution conversations (that don't even care if you believe in climate change).

For the first event in...

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