Rotarians understand that the whole world is their backyard. They can see the effects of climate change in communities they care about, and they haven’t waited to take action. They’re tackling the problem the way they always do: coming up with projects, using their connections to change policy — and planning for the future.
You can read more about this issue by visiting the RI page on Climate Change by clicking here.
On April 23, 2020, the Lodi Rotary club invited Susan Schneider, a consultant, and author on the subject to make a presentation to the club. Attached you will find a copy of her presentation and related information as well as a link to her book. If you wish to contact Susan you can email here using this link.
Susan Schneider, PhD
She holds degrees in environmental and mechanical engineering (MS, Brown), and did an energy efficiency project for US Steel. After a stint in the Peace Corps, she obtained a PhD in psychology (University of Kansas), specializing in reinforcement learning. Schneider's award-winning book The Science of Consequences covers learning principles and their many applications, including sustainability. A lifelong environmental activist, Schneider coauthored two chapters in the upcoming book, Creating Successful Environmental Behavior Change, and has given numerous presentations about the climate crisis and its behavioral side - including at the recent Inland California Rising event in Stockton. She co-founded and co-chairs the San Joaquin County Climate Action Coalition, which has vehicle idling and tree planting successes, and conducts education and advocacy. Schneider is a Visiting Scholar at the University of the Pacific and a consultant for Root Solutions, a sustainability nonprofit.