In 2021, people in West Virginia and around the world will have a wide range of opportunities to support and participate in effective climate solutions — solutions that can meet the challenge of global warming and the climate crisis.
To learn more about and discuss these opportunities, the public is invited to
attend a free, live, expert-led, interactive Zoom webinar on Monday, January
25, 2021 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. titled
What Now? — Climate Solutions in 2021, and Securing a Just Transition for West
Our guest speakers will explore:
(1) Opportunities for legislative and other solutions in Washington, DC;
(2) Support for climate solutions among evangelicals; and
(3) securing a just energy transition in states like West Virginia.
Molly Christian is a senior energy policy reporter for S&P Global Market Intelligence based in Washington DC, covering the intersection of federal policy and the utility sector, with a particular focus on Congress. She previously reported on U.S. coal markets at S&P and at Argus Media, where she served as editor of Argus Coal Daily. Molly is native of Lancaster, Ohio, and a graduate of Ohio University’s E.W. Scripps School of Journalism.
Kyle Meyaard-Schaap, located in Grand Rapids, MI, is the National Organizer and Spokesperson for Young Evangelicals for Climate Action. Kyle holds an undergraduate degree in religious studies from Calvin College, a Master of Divinity degree from Western Theological Seminary, and is ordained in the Christian Reformed Church in North America. He works to combine theology, science, and action and a deeper awareness of the Christian responsibility to care for God’s earth — and to love one’s neighbors, both at home and around the world.
Evan Hansen is the President of Downstream Strategies, a West Virginia environmental and development consulting firm. He earned an M.S. in Energy and Resources from UC Berkeley in 1997 and a B.S. in Computer Science and Engineering from MIT in 1988. He has been a member of the West Virginia House of Delegates since 2018, where he led in passing landmark renewable energy legislation.
The webinar host will be Michael Jones, J.D., a Ph.D. student in Political Science at West Virginia University.