Expanding Waters: Science Panel #2- What Can You and I Do About Climate Change?

Join us for the second Science Panel being held as part of the Expanding Waters Exhibition which focuses on climate change and sea level rise. Artist Carol Mickett hosts a panel of scientists and environmental experts to discuss what steps we can do in our daily lives to help mitigate the warming and rising of our waters.HOST:
Carol Mickett, Artist – Mickett-Stackhouse Studio
Carol Mickett, Ph.D., is an artist and part of a collaborative art team with Robert Stackhouse. Mickett and Stackhouse make paintings, prints, and large-scale site-appropriate sculpture focusing on water, its influences, and all that influence it. Museums, private collectors, commercial developers, and public agencies commission their work. Mickett worked for over a decade in academia, holds her Ph.D. in philosophy, is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and graduated summa cum laude. Mickett received numerous grants, presents lectures, performs in theater productions, and has published essays, poems, and interviews in Canadian Philosophical Review, Hypatia, Prairie Schooner, and New Letters among others. She was the host/curator of Our Town at the Dali Museum and the host/producer of Art Radio in Kansas City, MO. She sits on the Tarpon Springs Sustainability Board, the Pinellas County Urban League Board and is, with Robert Stackhouse, the 2020 Creative Pinellas Art Laureate.GUESTS:
Susan Glickman, Florida Director, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE)Susan has worked with Southern Alliance for Clean Energy since 2001 and was named Florida Director in August 2013. Susan directs SACE’s Action Fund in the Sunshine State. A native of Florida, Susan has consulted with many national organizations such as Natural Resources Defense Council, Ceres, Advanced Energy Economy, Union of Concerned Scientists, Physicians for Social Responsibility and Environmental Defense Fund. She developed and directed The Florida Business Network for a Clean Energy Economy, a coalition of business leaders working together to advance the clean energy economy. Susan was appointed by both Governors Rick Scott and Charlie Crist to the Florida Commission on Volunteer Service. She was Founding Chair of The Florida Commission on the Status of Women.Dory Larson, Electric Transportation Program Manager, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE)Dory joined the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy in 2017 in the newly created role as Electric Vehicle Program Associate and was promoted to Electric Transportation Program Manager in 2020. She is working to accelerate the transition to electric vehicles by promoting the growth of electric vehicle ownership and supporting EV friendly policy and programs. Central to her work is educating and engaging stakeholders, identifying strategic policy to propel EV usage, and advocating for comprehensive EV infrastructure. She serves on the Board of Drive Electric Florida and Chairs the Tarpon Springs Sustainability Advisory Committee.Doris Heitzmann, UF/IFAS Extension, Pinellas CountyDoris Heitzmann is the Program Manager of the Florida Friendly Landscaping™ Program for Pinellas County. The Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program is a University of Florida/IFAS Extension outreach program that teaches homeowners how to design and maintain sustainable landscapes using principles that are Florida-friendly. Doris specializes in educating Community Association members on how to change landscape practices and design concepts to protect the area’s water resources, while still creating and maintaining attractive and desirable landscapes.

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