Climate Change – Is it Coming or is it Already Here?

Climate change is already impacting our weather, our health, our food and water security and even our home gardens.  In 2018, extreme weather events occurred across the world at a record pace and intensity and scientists cite the effects of climate change as a major cause.  On March 26, Dr. Sara Via, a Professor of Biology at the University of Maryland, will offer insight into the impact of climate change, possible solutions and what we can do about it.

Presented by the Green Towson Alliance (GTA) and the Friends of the Towson Library, this special climate change “green” program, free to the public, will be held Tuesday, March 26, 7 PM – 8:30 PM.  Dr. Via will discuss ways individuals can adapt to climate change and offer possible solutions at the state, local and individual/family level. The presentation will take place at the Towson Branch of the Baltimore County Library in the Meeting Room on the lower level. Light refreshments will be served.

Dr. Via teaches Biology at the University of Maryland and lectures about human impact on our ecosystems.  For 35 years she researched the genetics of insect pests and now educates groups, including Maryland’s Master Gardeners, Master Naturalists and farmers, about the impact of climate change.

Green Towson Alliance, in conjunction with the Friends of the Towson Library, launched its innovative free series of “green” programs last fall. GTA is a non-profit collaborative coalition of Towson area environmental volunteers that works to make Towson neighborhoods healthy and green by planting trees, cleaning up streams, protecting mature canopy trees and working with local and state officials to encourage green open space in Towson’s communities.


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