Sustainability Speaker Series for the Federal Community

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In support of President Biden's Federal Sustainability Plan, the Biden Administration is launching an interactive speaker series for Federal employees to hear from dynamic and thought-provoking leaders and innovators within the climate and sustainability space. Through this series, employees will enhance their sustainability and climate literacy, learn more about the President's Federal Sustainability Plan and their critical role in the shift to more sustainable and resilient operations.

The primary audience for this series is Federal and military employees. Event registration is free. Advance registration is required and space is limited. The White House is not providing certificates of attendance for this series.

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April 28: Protecting the Planet Wherever You Are with Bill Nye

Bill Nye

Bill Nye
Credit: Bill Nye

In recognition of National Take Your Children to Work Day and Earth Month, grab the kids and join Bill Nye the Science Guy and Federal Chief Sustainability Officer Andrew Mayock online for a lively discussion on how you can protect the planet wherever you are—at home, at work, and in your community.

Bill Nye is an American science educator, engineer, television presenter, and inventor with a mission to help foster a scientifically literate society.

Advance registration is required. Questions can be submitted during the event registration process. This event will feature live closed captioning and an ASL interpreter and will be recorded for viewing at a later date.

January 19: Championing Climate Action in the Federal Workspace with Dr. Katharine Hayhoe

Dr. Katharine Hayhoe

Dr. Katharine Hayhoe
Credit: Artie Limmer, Texas Tech University

The White House Office of the Federal Chief Sustainability Officer's Sustainability Speaker Series for the Federal Community kicks off on Wednesday, January 19 at 2:00 p.m. ET with a discussion on tackling climate change with Dr. Katharine Hayhoe. The 2020s is a decisive decade for the world to keep global warming below 1.5°C. In this inaugural event of the Sustainability Speaker Series for the Federal Community, join Dr. Hayhoe as she untangles the complex science connecting our choices to future impacts, presents climate solutions underway, and highlights how the nation's 4.2 million Federal employees can help tackle the crisis.

Dr. Hayhoe is a prominent climate scientist, a Distinguished Professor and Endowed Chair in the Department of Political Science at Texas Tech University, and Chief Scientist for The Nature Conservancy. She has served as a lead author for many key reports on climate change, including the most recent U.S. National Climate Assessment.

2022 Event Schedule

Event dates and topics are subject to change. Full schedule coming soon.

Date Topic and Presenter(s)
January 19, 2022 Championing Climate Action in the Federal Workspace
Presenter: Dr. Katharine Hayhoe
April 28, 2022 Protecting the Planet Wherever You Are
Presenter: Bill Nye
August 2022 To be determined
December 2022 To be determined

Past Recordings

Recordings from past events are available below. Recordings are hosted on The White House YouTube channel. Certificates cannot be provided for watching the event recordings.

Date Topic and Presenter(s)
January 19, 2022 Championing Climate Action in the Federal Workspace
Presenter: Dr. Katharine Hayhoe
April 28, 2022 Protecting the Planet Wherever You Are
Presenter: Bill Nye

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