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By Degrees Climate Summit 2023

Climate Summit
Sara Plourde

On Thursday, April 13 at 6:00 pm, join a diverse group of regional change-makers advancing discussions around climate resiliency and solutions-based advocacy. This event will take place at the UNH Durham Strafford Room. Registration for the general public begins Wednesday, March 1.

Climate & Energy reporter Mara Hoplamazian

Hosted by NHPR’s climate & energy reporter Mara Hoplamazian, this summit brings together people from across the region to talk about opportunities for transformative action in the face of the climate change crisis.

This is a chance to hear about climate solutions that address more than just our environment; solutions that could change the way we live, how we get around, what we eat, and so much more. This is also an opportunity to engage directly with those affecting change on a local level; attendees of the summit are encouraged to send in questions to the panelists ahead of time, or bring them along the day of the event.

Panelists include:

  • Doria Brown: Doria is the first ever Energy Manager for the City of Nashua. She is an emerging energy professional bringing seven years of experience to the community she serves. Doria specializes in Energy Portfolio Management, Renewable Energy Project Management, and Greenhouse Gas Accounting. Doria has a Bachelor of Science from Franklin Pierce University in Environmental Science with a concentration in Chemistry and Hydrology. She is a strong believer in climate change and that it is the responsibility of all generations to act now so that we will not be regretful later. When she is not working in the City, Doria enjoys making short form video content on her Earth Stewardess Platform, tending to her indoor vegetable garden, and binging Netflix.
  • Hayley Jones: Hayley is the Vermont and New Hampshire State Director at Slingshot, where they work alongside community groups to take aim at polluters and build collective power. After studying Spanish and environmental systems in college, they spent three years organizing with a regional non-profit, supporting grassroots efforts to protect drinking water, implement environmental justice policy, and build zero-waste societies. When not tackling environmental health threats, Hayley serves on the board of Migrant Justice, coordinates a bilingual culinary collective, and volunteers as a medical interpreter.
  • Aziz Dehkan: Aziz was born and raised in New York City. With a degree in Biological Sciences from Rutgers University, Aziz has worked for social and environmental justice organizations including The Coalition for the Homeless, STRIVE, The Fortune Society, and Mother Jones. As a community organizer and Director of the NYC Community Garden Coalition, in response to structural racism, he has led the fight for land tenure and food security. Aziz served on the steering committee for the People’s Climate Movement rallies in NYC, Washington DC and #Sandy5. Dreaming of a free Iran, Aziz is tirelessly searching for progressive solutions that support justice, equality, and liberation.

We hope people come away from this event feeling energized and empowered to engage with their own communities.
The By Degrees Climate Summit is free and will also be live streamed with closed captioning. Its recording (both audio and video) will be used for a later broadcast and distributed on NHPR’s digital platforms during Earth Week 2023. You can register to join us in person here.

This post will be updated as more details are available.

If you have any questions about this event, please reach out to communications@nhpr.org. This event is presented in collaboration with New Hampshire PBS.

NHPR’s By Degrees is an on-going reporting project that takes our audience directly to the people and places experiencing and addressing the challenges of climate change, while explaining the forces both driving and limiting New Hampshire’s efforts to respond to this crisis.

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Emily has worked for NPR member stations since 2007. Before joining the NHPR staff in 2012, she served as local host for All Things Considered as well as Director of Business and Foundation Support for KUSP, Santa Cruz, CA. While living in Santa Cruz, she also produced 2 weekly music programs Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (Free Radio Santa Cruz) and Taste of Honey (KUSP).
Daniela is an editor in NHPR's newsroom. She leads NHPR's Spanish language news initiative, ¿Qué Hay de Nuevo, New Hampshire? and the station's climate change reporting project, By Degrees. You can email her at dallee@nhpr.org.

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