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Challenge Night: Climate Change & Climate Justice

  • Leadership Tomorrow 1301 5th Ave., Suite 1500 Seattle United States (map)

Join LT alumni and guests to learn how climate change will affect our region and what we can do to work toward more positive outcomes. 

In addition to learning the latest science on climate change, you'll gain a better understanding of how and why people of color and low-income populations are disproportionately impacted. Together we will explore what institutions and governments, such as King County and the Port of Seattle, are doing to mitigate and adapt to change.

 Most importantly, there will be time for you to develop a plan for what YOU can do to create more positive outcomes at your work and in your community.

 What We Will Cover

  • Climate Science

  • Climate Justice

  • Climate Action in King County and the Port of Seattle

  • What you can do to mitigate for climate change and climate justice in your communities and at work

Event Schedule

5:00 - 5:30 p.m. Networking, Appetizers, Drinks
5:30 - 8:15 p.m. Program


 $20 - $50 (includes appetizers and wine)

In an effort to be more inclusive, we are offering a sliding scale for tickets.Scholarships are available if cost is a barrier. Email to request a scholarship.


Heidi Roop, Ph.D. Lead Scientist for Science Communication, University of Washington Climate Impacts Group
Heidi Roop is the Strategic Communications Lead with the University of Washington Climate Impacts Group and assists with Strategic Communication planning for the NW CASC. Heidi’s goal is to increase the reach and impact of the world-class climate research being conducted across the Pacific Northwest. Through various communications platforms and detailed evaluation, Heidi works to make sure our science is useable, understandable and able to be acted upon by the region’s stakeholders and decision-makers. In addition to her communications research, she is currently using lake sediments to reconstruct the past size and position of the Greenland Ice Sheet.

Jamie Stroble, LT'18, Climate Engagement & Community Partnerships Specialist, King County
Jamie Stroble is King County's Climate Engagement & Partnerships Specialist, serving as the lead on community engagement, climate equity and communications as it relates to the Strategic Climate Action Plan across all county agencies. Her role builds alliances with public, private, and civic sector partners to develop and implement regional climate solutions, shape decision-making in ways that advance equity and social justice, and benefit public health, mobility, and the economy. Jamie brings over nine years of experience in environmental justice and non-profit work, with a background in culturally-relevant community outreach and engagement, particularly with youth, and immigrant and refugee communities. She currently serves on the board of the non-profit Asian Pacific Islander Community Leadership Foundation (ACLF), on the Climate Justice Committee with non-profit Got Green, as a Seattle Planning Commissioner, and was an original member of the City of Seattle's Environment & Equity Initiative Community Partners Steering Committee.

Nancy Huizar, Climate Justice Organizer, Got Green
Nancy Huizar is a south Seattle native with leadership experience in environmental justice. Nancy holds a degree in Aquatic and Fishery Sciences from the University of Washington and has experience in research, policy, community organizing, and outreach. Nancy co-chairs the City of Seattle’s Environmental Justice Committee as a representative of Got Green.

Ryan Calkins, LT'16, Commissioner, Port of Seattle
Ryan Calkins was elected to the Port of Seattle Commission in 2017 and serves on the energy and sustainability committee. Ryan works as a nonprofit professional at Ventures, a charitable organization that supports low-income entrepreneurs to start and grow their businesses in the Puget Sound area. For more than a decade, Ryan ran an import and distribution company in Seattle that was recognized for its industry-leading sustainability initiatives.

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