Program Type:Special Programs
Ms President US, The League of Women Voters of Ridgefield, and the Ridgefield Library are pleased to co-sponsor this program,1001 Voices on Climate Change, everyday stories of flood, fire, drought, and displacement from around the world
Devi Lockwood has traveled the world, often by bicycle, collecting first-person accounts of climate change. She frequently carried with her a simple cardboard sign reading, “Tell me a story about climate change.”
Over five years, covering twenty countries across six continents, Lockwood heard from indigenous elders and youth in Fiji and Tuvalu about drought and disappearing coastlines, attended the UN climate conference in Morocco, and biked the length of New Zealand and Australia, interviewing the people she met about retreating glaciers, contaminated rivers, and wildfires. She rode through Thailand, Laos, and Cambodia to listen to marionette puppeteers and novice Buddhist monks.
From Denmark and Sweden to China, Turkey, the Canadian Arctic, and the Peruvian Amazon, she found that ordinary people sharing their stories does far more to advance understanding and empathy than even the most alarming statistics and studies. This book is a hopeful global listening tour for climate change, channeling the urgency of those who have already glimpsed the future to help us avoid the worst.
In 2014 Devi graduated Phi Beta Kappa, summa cum laude from Harvard where she studied Folklore & Mythology, earned a Language Citation in Arabic, and rowed for the Radcliffe Varsity Lightweight Women's Rowing team.
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