CANCELLED: DearTomorrow – Taking Action on Climate Change

CANCELLED: DearTomorrow – Taking Action on Climate Change

Long Now Boston is disappointed to confirm cancellation of the ‘Dear Tomorrow’ event, along with the rest of the Cambridge Science Festival, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

We plan to reschedule our event for later in the year. Current registrants will be offered the first chance at tickets for a rescheduled ‘Dear Tomorrow’ program. 

We are grateful for your interest. Please visit our website for more information and to sign up at our mailing list: Long Now Boston

Stay safe, everyone. And we will see you in the future. 

A special Long Now Boston event for the Cambridge Science Festival

Description:

Long Now Boston, in a distributed partnership with the nonprofit DearTomorrow, is hosting a DearTomorrow event about climate change as part of the Cambridge Science Festival. This event will be held on April 21, 2020, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. in the Mosaic Room of the Cambridge Innovation Center, 245 Main Street, Cambridge. 

The effects and impact of climate change can seem distant to us. Perhaps we feel overwhelmed and hopeless in the face of this crisis. Scientific communication is crucial, but may not stand alone in generating interest and maintaining actions to address climate change. How can we contribute to the discussion on climate change in a way that inspires and motivates us to take action? 

DearTomorrow is a climate storytelling project that makes climate change more personally relevant by connecting to the values that we all share: love, family, and legacy. It opens up conversations about envisioning a sustainable approach to energy needs of the future for a world fueled by renewable energy.

Participants will write to loved ones living in the future about any idea or theme that is related to climate action. We ask participants to think about someone young whom they love – a child, grandchild, niece or nephew, family, friend, even their future self – while they are reflecting and writing their letters, and to dedicate those letters to them. Messages are shared at deartomorrow.org and through social and other media, community events, and public art to inspire deep thinking and bold action on climate.

  • How have you been impacted by climate change?
  • What are your thoughts on climate change?
  • How will climate change affect the lives and future of the people and places you care about?
  • What are your thoughts about how to leave a legacy of a safe and stable climate?

Join the conversation and be part of the solution. This event is FREE! 

DearTomorrow is an interactive event. Audience participation is encouraged.

If tickets are not available at Eventbrite, seating for walk-ups is unlikely due to room size.

About DearTomorrow: 

DearTomorrow is a digital and archive project founded by Jill Kubit and Trisha Shrum developed for people to personally connect with the issue of climate change, to commit to taking stronger action, and to share these stories with friends, family, and their social networks. The project is designed with best practices in climate change communications, including narrative storytelling, visual imagery, and trusted messengers. (https://www.deartomorrow.org/)

We’re proud and excited to welcome DearTomorrow to the Long Now Boston community and the Cambridge Science Festival.

Part of the Cambridge Science Festival 2020
CIC is an event sponsor of Long Now Boston

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