Chris Perkins, José G. González, Kenneth Gillingham (Yale University), “Outdoor Recreation and Environmental Communication” (Yale Center for Environmental Communication, Yale School of the Environment)

Event time: 
Friday, February 25, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Event description: 

This event explores how to leverage the American public’s growing enthusiasm for outdoor recreation on behalf of environmental stewardship and climate action.  Chris Perkins, Senior Director of the Outdoor Recreation Roundtable, and José Gonzalez, Founding Director of Latinos Outdoors, will present.  The event will be moderated by Dr. Kenneth Gillingham, Professor of Environmental Economics at the Yale School of the Environment.

Chris Perkins, Senior Director at the Outdoor Recreation Roundtable and a 2021 graduate of the Yale School of Management and Yale School of the Environment, will provide an analysis of how the $689 billion outdoor recreation industry has captured the attention of policymakers on both sides of the aisle, and how the dynamics of 2022 and beyond make now a critical moment for more outdoor recreation investments.

José G. González is the Founder and Director Emeritus of Latino Outdoors. He is a professional educator with training in the fields of education and conservation while engaging in different artistic endeavors with art and messaging—often exploring the intersection of the environment and culture. He received his B.A at the University of California, Davis, and his M.S at the University of Michigan School of Natural Resources & Environment. He will address how cultural values in the Latino community can strengthen a sense of stewardship for the earth and help overcome systemic oppression, leading toward environmental equity as more and more Americans go outside to play.

Kenneth Gillingham is a Professor of Economics at Yale University, with a primary appointment in the School of the Environment and secondary appointments in the Department of Economics and School of Management. In 2015-2016 he served as the Senior Economist for Energy and the Environment at the White House Council of Economic Advisers. His research examines the adoption of new energy technologies, energy efficiency, quantitative policy and program analysis, and climate change policy. Prior to his career in academia, Ken was a wilderness ranger in Wyoming.

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Open to: 
General Public