AccuWeather and Plume Labs unveil a new climate impact program, a partnership-based effort dedicated to protecting climate health and saving lives with better forecasts and information on extreme weather and air quality. Join the team, flagship partners, industry leaders, and experts in a series of discussions on how environmental data can help in 3 key areas:

  • increasing environmental awareness and education; 
  • advancing climate research and understanding, and;
  • fostering climate action and engagement.

The day’s events feature luminary guest speakers such as Dr. Kenneth Graham, Director of the National Weather Service, and Christa Hasenkopf, Director of the University of Chicago Energy Policy Institute’s flagship Air Quality Life Index program. 

Flagship partners as well as leading experts and activists will be presenting their projects and discussing data driven approaches to fighting climate change in three sessions during this virtual launch event:

Session 1 – 09:30am ET: Why we must act now: climate change & extreme weather

  • Tyler Knowlton: Director of Communications, Communities and Partnerships at Plume Labs—Welcome
  • Steven Smith: President, AccuWeather—Introductions and why AccuWeather is launching this impact program
  • Jonathan Porter: Chief Meteorologist, AccuWeather—Extreme weather events
  • Kenneth Graham: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Assistant Administrator for Weather Services, and the Director of the National Weather Service—Extreme weather events

Session 2 – 11:00am ET : Environmental data and storytelling: civic action and data journalism

  • Tyler Knowlton—Introductions
  • Cait Fitzwater: Communications Director, The Redford Center—Environmental data and storytelling
  • Alexa Aispuro-Loaiza: Chispa Digital Campaigns Manager, LCV – League of Conservation Voters—Community data collection and climate action

Session 3 – 02:00pm ET: Data for clean air: partnership case studies and impact projects

  • Tyler Knowlton—Impact program overview
  • Dr. Jonathan Tan: Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Spatial Sciences Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California Spatial Sciences Institute at the University of Southern California— The Value of Air Quality Data and Environmental Insights on Pediatric Health Care
  • Farhad Nadeem: Global Marketing & Digital Director – Nasal Health—Hands on learning and air quality education and engagement
  • Christa Hasenkopf: Director of Air Quality Life Index (AQLI) and Air Quality Programs at EPIC—Closing remarks

Guest Speakers

  • Steven R. Smith: President, AccuWeather
  • Jonathan Porter: Chief Meteorologist, AccuWeather
  • Ken Graham: Director of the National Weather Service and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Assistant Administrator for Weather Services
  • Alexa Aispuro-Loaiza: (She/Her/Ella) Chispa Digital Campaigns Manager, LCV – League of Conservation Voters
  • Cait Fitzwater: (she/her) Communications Director, The Redford Center
  • Dr. Jonathan Tan: Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Spatial Sciences Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California Spatial Sciences Institute at the University of Southern California
  • Christa Hasenkopf: Director of Air Quality Life Index (AQLI) and Air Quality Programs at EPIC.
  • Farhad Nadeem: Senior Global Marketing Director at Haleon
  • Tyler Knowlton: Director of Communications, Communities and Partnerships at Plume Labs

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