Hotter summers and colder winters; more storms the size of Sandy; fires in southern California. We know our climate is in trouble, but it’s all so overwhelming. What can we do as individuals? Can we make any difference at all? Is it even worth the effort? Susan Williams, a concerned citizen and beginner activist, wants to share what she learned at last year’s Climate Reality Leaders training in Los Angeles with former Vice President Al Gore and have a conversation about how small changes in our lives and a small commitment to advocacy can truly make a big impact in the New Year on the future of our planet.
Susan Williams, a 20 plus-year resident of Maplewood, is a member of the Climate Reality Central NJ chapter. She is a middle school English teacher currently on hiatus to start her Master’s in Creative Writing. Among her community volunteer efforts, she co-founded Maplewood Community Music and runs Maplewood Porchfest.