MADISON— On Tuesday, June 23, 2020 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and on Saturday, June 27, 2020 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., the Governor’s Task Force on Climate Change will host its first two virtual listening sessions to hear how Wisconsinites are being impacted by climate change and to hear potential solutions elected officials can adopt. Lt. Gov. Barnes and task force members will be virtually present to listen to the public.

These listening sessions will be loosely modeled after the listening sessions Gov. Evers held on his first biennial budget, and they will include presentations, as well as opportunities for participants to break into groups and provide commentary and recommendations. The first listening session will highlight local sustainability champions and include presentations from the City of River Falls, the City of Milwaukee, and representatives from the UW System. While presentations will be focused on local leadership, commentary on any issues related to climate change is welcome during group discussion. Details about presenters for the second listening session will be announced soon.

The listening sessions are completely open to the public, and all Wisconsinites are encouraged to attend—particularly those from low-income communities and communities of color.

Members of the public wishing to participate in either of the first two listening sessions are strongly encouraged to register in advance. Links to registration forms, along with the Zoom link and call-information for the listening sessions, is copied below.

WHO: Governor’s Task Force on Climate Change
WHAT: Listening Sessions #1 and #2
WHEN: Tuesday, June 23, 2020, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. (Register:
Saturday, June 27, 2020, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. (Register:
WHERE: Zoom Link: 
OR Call: 1 (312) 626-6799
Meeting ID: 365 565 6200
Password: 219745
In addition to the virtual listening sessions, the public is welcome to submit written commentary and recommendations via the task force’s recently launched website,
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