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How Textiles Affect Climate Change: The Surprising Truth

How Textiles Affect Climate Change: The Surprising Truth

Please join us on Wednesday, October 19th at 4pm Pacific time for a presentation and Q&A with Rebecca Burgess of Fibershed. Join Connect and LWVP to learn how fashion, especially fast fashion creates more CO2 emissions than international air travel and maritime shipping combined and what can be done to mitigate its effects.

When: Wednesday, October 19, 2022 at 4pm PT
Where: Online via Zoom. Register for free to receive an email with the Zoom link.

Did you know that the fashion industry, especially fast fashion, creates more CO2 emissions than international air travel and maritime shipping combined?  Fibershed, a non-profit organization located in Marin County, is working to grow regional fiber networks around the world, composed of affiliates who are fiber producers, artisans, designers, and makers. Rebecca Burgess, ED of Fibershed, will speak to us about the ways in which she sees regional textile networks as one antidote to the harmful effects of fast fashion.

This event is part of our 2022-23 Climate Speaker Series brought to you by the League of Women Voters of Piedmont and Piedmont Connect. The series will serve to educate constituents on a range of important topics to improve our understanding of the causes (sometimes surprising), perils (sometimes not fully recognized), and solutions to ongoing environmental pollution and climate disruptions.

This program will be recorded. You can watch it live or at a later date on our YouTube channel. The second half of the program will be a moderated Q&A session with questions from Zoom participants and YouTube livestream viewers. You will not see the event posted ahead of time on YouTube. It will appear once the program starts at 4pm Pacific Time on October 19th.

More about our speaker:

Rebecca Burgess is the Executive Director of Fibershed. She has two decades of experience working at the intersection of ecology, fiber systems, and regional economic development. She is the author of the best-selling book Harvesting Color, a bioregional look into the natural dye traditions of North America, and Fibershed: Growing a Movement of Farmers, Fashion Activists, and Makers for a New Textile Economy released in 2019. She has taught at Westminster College, Harvard University, and California College of the Arts. She also holds a new board position at the Livestock Conservancy and is serving on the leadership council of the Center for Regenerative Agriculture and Resilient Systems at Chico State University.

This event is co-sponsored by the Leagues of Women Voters of Oakland, CA; Portland, OR; and Solano County, CA.

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Wednesday, October 19, 2022, 4:00 PM until 5:00 PM
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