From Pikas to People Power: A Multifaceted Look at Climate Action

Friday, April 19, 2019, 7 p.m.
Silver Center for the Arts, Smith Recital Hall

Laura Getts, MS in Environmental Science & Policy ’17, is speaking as part of PSU’s Saul O. Sidore Lecture Series on climate change. Laura will talk about how rapid, localized shifts in energy sourcing produce social justice wins for some, and challenges for others. She will discuss how her time at Plymouth State prepared her for a career in climate research and activism and how her work as a Young Leader in Climate Change for the National Park Service, and as Energy Coordinator for Pueblo County, Colorado addresses climate change challenges for both local and federal government entities.


Laura Getts is a NH native who holds a BA in International Relations from the University of Edinburgh, and an MS in Environmental Science and Policy from Plymouth State University, where she also served as the University’s Sustainability Fellow. Over the past decade, Laura has worked as a ranger, a biologist, an environmental consultant, a GIS specialist, and a Young Leader in Climate Change Intern for the National Park Service. Laura currently serves as the Energy Coordinator for Pueblo County, Colorado, where she is supporting the community with its target of running on 100% renewable energy by 2035.