Climate Cafés (For Parents)
Climate Cafés are facilitated small-group gatherings for parents of young children to share thoughts and emotions on the impact of climate change on parenting and their children’s health.
These events will be co-facilitated by Elizabeth Bechard and Maria Finnegan. Ms. Bechard is a Senior Policy Analyst for Moms Clean Air Force, where she leads the organization’s work on climate change and mental health. She is author of Parenting in a Changing Climate: Tools for Cultivating Resilience, Taking Action, and Practicing Hope in the Face of Climate Change. Ms. Finnegan is the Director of Communications for the New Hampshire Children’s Trust. After a career in media and development at NPR, ABC, ESPN, and more, she came home to the Granite State and found her true calling in building a grassroots climate movement focused on the physical and mental health of children and parents.
Pre-registration is required as space will be limited in each session. Free on-site childcare is available. Participating families will also receive free museum admission for the day.
Climate Cafés are made possible through a collaboration with the NH Healthcare Workers for Climate Action and the Dartmouth Center for Advancing Rural Health Equity (CARHE) at Dartmouth Health.