Under the title “Food For Thought”, a series of three presentations on environmental issues will be held at the Joe Valdez Main Library. The presentations, sponsored by the Friends of the Pima County Library, will be given on Thursdays during lunch hour, from 12 to 1 pm – hence the title. Light refreshments will be provided but you are welcome to bring your own lunch.
The first presentation, on September 15, highlights the Sonoran Desert Conservation Plan, one of the most ambitious local land and wildlife conservation plans in the world. The Plan is aims to balance conservation and protection of our cultural and natural resources with the need to maintain an economically vigorous community. The presentation will be given by Brian Powell, Program Coordinator for Pima County Office of Sustainability and Conservation.
The second presentation, on Thursday, September 22, is titled “Six Miles of Breathable Air” and will be given by Karen Wilhelmsen, Community Education Manager with the Clean Air Program of the Pima County Department of Environmental Quality. Ms. Wilhelmsen talked about her presentation to the Weekly Green.
The third presentation, on September 29, is titled “Climate Change Put in Perspective”. Presented by Steve Russell of the Pima County Office of Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation, it examines some of the most compelling, peer reviewed climate data, looks at changes in climate already been observed and discusses anticipated future changes on a global level, as well as particular to southern Arizona and the Sonoran Desert.
All 50-minute presentations will be held at the Joe Valdez Main Library on 101 N. Stone Avenue between noon and 1 am. For more information you can go the www.library.pima.gov or call the info line at 520-791-4010.