Thursday, March 11, 2021 (noon-1 PM)
“The Rural-Urban Divide”
(and what we can do about it)
Jenni Tilton-Flood and Dr. Emily Diamond
Climate change is a long-term, complex, and global challenge. If we want to solve the climate problem, it’s going to take everyone.
And yet our society is more divided than ever. We’re divided by politics, education level, income, race, and occupation, to name just a few. How are we supposed to bring ALL our knowledge to bear on problem-solving when we can’t bear to talk to one another?
In this “Climate Conversation,” we’ll explore the “geography divide” in the U.S.- the rural-urban chasm.
Our guests for this conversation will be Emily Diamond and Jenni Tilton-Flood.
In 2020, Emily (University of Rhode Island) and her colleagues at Duke University published an enlightening report on how rural and urban people view each other, and in particular, how rural Americans see their role as environmental stewards.
Jenni co-owns Maine’s largest dairy farm (Flood Brothers Farm) in Clinton, Maine, and was a featured Maine Climate Table guest at our 2020 Climate Summit.
With Emily and Jenni, we’ll explore how we can bridge the rural-urban divide so we can all get to work on solving the climate challenge together.