What is the Green New Deal panel

WILLIAMSPORT -- A panel discussion on the Green New Deal, the ambitious proposal to combat both climate change and economic disparity in America and internationally, will take place at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 8, 2019 in the Lycoming College Fine Arts Building lecture hall, located west of Clarke Chapel and north

of Lamade Gymnasium. Visitor parking is nearby in lots off Mulberry and Little League Blvd.

Panelists

include:

Ryan Adams,

associate professor of Anthropology at Lycoming

College. Dr. Adams (Ph.D., Indiana University), has studied alternative food movements, sustainable farming, and environmental anthropology in Brazil, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. He has also analyzed the effects of El Nino-related drought events that have severely

affected farming in the Western Hemisphere.

Rob Cooley,

associate professor of Anthropology and Environmental

Studies at the Pennsylvania College of Technology. After studying fisheries in graduate school, Dr. Cooley (Ph.D., University of Georgia) now focuses on the socio-ecological impacts of the Marcellus Shale natural gas development.

Andrew Stuhl,

assistant professor of Environmental Studies at Bucknell University. Dr.Stuhl (Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison) has done extensive research and writing about environmental changes in the Arctic and northern Canada. He will speak about the

SunriseMovement, which says it is “building an army

of young people” to “make climate change an urgent priority” and “create millions of good jobs in the process.”

The panel will be moderated by Barb Jarmoska, treasurer

of RDA/Keep It Wild (Responsible Drilling Alliance) and president of Project CoffeeHouse, a non-profit that operates the Summer Alive children’s day camp in Montgomery, PA.

Lycoming County Progressives are sponsoring the free

event. The public is invited to bring questions for the panelists and/or post questions on the Facebook event page, “What Is the Green New Deal?”