C-Change Conversations was founded by Kathleen Biggins, Katy Kinsolving, Carrie Dyckman and Pam Mount. The founders wanted to engage their friends, family and colleagues on the topic of climate change in a constructive, non-partisan manner. Initially, they created a lecture series in central New Jersey, inviting nationally known experts to speak on related topics such as renewable energy, extreme weather events, arctic thawing and public policy.
From this successful lecture series grew the conviction that many in the community were searching for a comprehensive overview on climate change. In response, the team created The C-Change Primer, a non-partisan, multi-media presentation on the risks and opportunities associated with climate change. This has been seen by over 6,500 people nationwide. New requests for bookings come in every week.
Our all-volunteer team has grown to include: Mary Bechler, Harriette Brainard, Sophie Glovier, Kathy Herring, Pam Parsons, Gillian Shoch Reeder, Lorraine Sciarra, Catherine Sidamon-Eristoff, and Margaret Sieck. We are training additional presenters to deliver the Primer and are looking for new ways to engage with communities across the country.
We are committed to bringing the discussion of climate change out of the political arena and into local communities. We believe that engaged, concerned citizens want to know more about how climate change is going to affect their lives and futures.