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Women in Cleantech LA: Uninhabitable Earth - WCS Book Club
Thursday, December 01, 2022, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM PST
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Join the WCS LA Chapter Book Club discussion on David Wallace-Wells’ book The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming.

  • Virtual event. General ticket: $5
  • This event is complimentary for all WCS members. No promo codes needed.
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  • All registrants will receive access to a recording of the event.

Termed this generation’s Silent Spring, The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming is a no fluff, harrowing account of what will happen to our planet if the current pace of climate change continues. Spurred from his 2017 New York Magazine article of the same name, Wallace-Wells’ outlines the meteorological, sociological, and psychological consequences climate change will have for warming projections up to 8 degrees Celsius. 

The discussion will be moderated by WCS members Maria Travaille and Natalie Zandt.

Come and enjoy a meaningful conversation (whether you have read the book or not) about the projected consequences climate change will have in the 21st century, and what we can do about it. Ahead of the event you may consider reading Uninhabitable Earth or joining our Slack channel to engage in discussion while reading the book. 

Event Agenda (time in PT)

  • 5:00-5:05 Arrival and Introductions
  • 5:05-5:10 Zoom etiquette, housekeeping items
  • 5:10-5:25 Book Summary + Insights from moderator and co-host
  • 5:25-5:40 Breakout Session 1
  • 5:40-5:55 Re-group and share
  • 5:55-6:10 Breakout Session 2
  • 6:10-6:25 Re-group and share
  • 6:25-6:30 Thank you and wrap-up


Maria Travaille, Carbon Account Manager at NCX 

Maria is on the Business Development team at NCX, a forest carbon marketplace that originates and brokers carbon credits for companies looking to neutralize or compensate unabated carbon emissions. Maria earned her MSc degree in environmental policy and regulation from the London School of Economics. While at LSE, she worked at the Grantham Research Institute for their climate adaptation and resilience team. Prior to joining NCX, Maria worked in management consulting with clients in the digital marketing and market research space.

Natalie Zandt, Founder & CEO of MeterLeader

Natalie Zandt is the Founder & CEO of MeterLeader, a web platform that gamifies saving energy at home using real-time utility data and behavioral science. Prior to starting MeterLeader, Natalie worked as an energy efficiency consultant for over 6 years, implementing energy efficiency programs for utilities in California and Maryland. Natalie is passionate about combining her interests in technology, UX design, and behavioral science, in order to positively impact the environment. In her spare time, she enjoys reading science fiction, drawing, and hanging out at the beach.