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Human Impacts DC: Something's In the air, a changing political climate?
Goethe Institut
Washington, DC
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Human Impacts DC: Something's In the air, a changing political climate?
A spy, a lawyer, and a diplomat walk into a room, ready to change the world.  What happens? Find out when you join us for the "hottest" event of the year, where we'll explore the political climate on climate in ways never been done before. Envision a climate community in the U.S. that includes left, right and center views by taking a closer look at how the German "Energy Transformation" to renewable has been adopted by diverse audiences - from conservatives to green party members.

Join the Human Impacts Institute, in partnership with the Transatlantic Climate Bridge Program of Germany and local partners for an inspiring event, combining performance and the roots of DC's diverse cultures to to find common solutions around addressing one of the most challenging issues of our times--climate change.  Help us share your DC community stories, and to emphasize locally-driven innovation and action and your positive impacts on our Nation and beyond. Special guests include:

Dr. Georg Maue, First Secretary of Climate and Energy Policy, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany;
Peter Earnest, Founding Executive Director, International Spy Museum;
Professor Patrice Simms, Assistant Professor, Howard University Law School;
Suzanne Hunt, Energy Policy Specialist and President, Hunt Green LLC;
Konstantin Kakaes, Fellow, New America Foundation
Moderator: Tara DePorte, Founder and Executive Director, Human Impacts Institute

Live performances by:
DC's own all-woman social justice a cappella group, SongRise;
Humanitarian and socially-concious singer/songwriter Nimat; and the
Human Impacts Institute's very own choreographer, modern dancer, and Community Relations Manager, LeAnne Harvey

Human Impacts DC is a unique event in supporting the local community in redefining and re-communicating climate change through your passions, experiences, and strengths.  As one of eight different events across the U.S., these "salons" are creative spaces where diversity of viewpoints is key and tangible, collective action is the outcome.  

At the Human Impacts Institute (HII), we inspire action for strong communities and a healthy environment through hands-on, service education, coalition building, and using arts and culture for social good.   For more info:

This event wouldn't be possible without the help of our amazing partners:

The Transatlantic Climate Bridge Program of the German government, which aims to support platforms and partnerships that help Americans and Germans exchange their know-how and to pave the way for joint solutions.

Virgin Breeze who created products engineered to instantly kill smog and greenhouse gases at the surface and purify the air around it.


Goethe Institut (View)
812 Seventh Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001-3718
United States


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Minimum Age: 10
Kid Friendly: Yes!
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Non-Smoking: Yes!


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