Earth on Edge: Two Years to Save Our Planet​

Spoiler alert: the title sounds scary, but the solutions are empowering!

DATE: July 20, 2024 (Saturday)
WHEN: 11:00 AM ET – 3:00 PM ET
WHERE: Zoom

Climate change can feel overwhelming, and headlines about rising temperatures might leave you feeling anxious. But here’s the good news: You’re not alone, and there’s a lot we can do together!

Scientists tell us we have a critical window to act – just two years according to the UN Climate Chief – to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions and prevent the worst effects of climate change.
While the situation is serious, there's a whole community of people who care deeply about our planet and are working on solutions.

That’s where “Earth on Edge” comes in.

This event, hosted by Dr. Sailesh Rao, Founder of Climate Healers, will feature over 10 leading scientists and experts who will delve into the critical issue of climate change.

We’ll also talk about an often-overlooked area of concern – the role of animal agriculture in greenhouse gas emissions.

Key Takeaways:
  • Actionable Solutions: Go beyond the headlines and discover practical ways to restore forests and wildlife.
  • Empowering Knowledge: Learn about a climate-friendly lifestyle, understanding how your choices can contribute to a healthier planet.
  • Building a Movement: Discover resources to have productive conversations about climate change with friends and family.
Hosted by

Dr. Sailesh Rao

Founder - Climate Healers

Dr. Sailesh Rao

Founder - Climate Healers

Dr. Sailesh Rao has over three decades of professional experience and is the Founder and Executive Director of Climate Healers, a non-profit dedicated towards healing the Earth’s climate. He was part of the Universal Meals Advisory Council of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine and he served on the Board of Directors of the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies in 2023.

Our Experts

Climate Scientist

Climate Scientist

Dr. Abraham Oort was a member of the observational studies group at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory in Princeton, NJ. He is also a co-author of the classic text book, Physics of Climate.

Bestselling Author - The World Peace Diet

Bestselling Author - The World Peace Diet

Dr. Will Tuttle, visionary educator and musician, is author of the international best-seller, The World Peace Diet. A former Zen monk and recipient of the Courage of Conscience Award and Empty Cages Prize, he has authored several books and created ten CD albums of uplifting original piano music and is a vegan since 1980.

Bestselling Author - The World Peace Diet

Bestselling Author - The World Peace Diet

Dr. Joanne Kong speaks around the world as an environmental and animal advocate. Her highly-praised TEDx talk, The Power of Plant-Based Eating, has over 1 million views, she is editor of Vegan Voices: Essays by Inspiring Changemakers, and is the author of If You’ve Ever Loved an Animal, Go Vegan.

Documentary Filmmaker - Cowspiracy, What the Health & Seaspiracy

Documentary Filmmaker - Cowspiracy, What the Health & Seaspiracy

Kip Andersen is a filmmaker, producer, writer, entrepreneur, and the founder of Animals United Movement (A.U.M.) Films and Media, a 501(c)(3) organization which focuses on promoting awareness and equality for all life. He is known for his documentary films such as Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret, What the Health, and Seaspiracy.

Documentary Filmmaker - Cowspiracy & What the Health

Documentary Filmmaker - Cowspiracy & What the Health

Keegan Kuhn is a documentary filmmaker, director, producer, and professional musician. He co-directed the documentary films Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret and What the Health, along with Kip Andersen. He is currently producing a documentary entitled The End of Medicine, involving Rooney Mara and Joaquin Phoenix.

MD & Chief Physician Editor, Health & Lifestyle Medicine

MD & Chief Physician Editor, Health & Lifestyle Medicine

Dr. Neha Pathak is a media spokesperson for WebMD and hosts WebMD’s Health Discovered podcast. She is dual board-certified in internal medicine and lifestyle medicine with a focus on diet, exercise, and stress-management strategies to maintain health and well-being.

PhD, Engineer and Researcher

PhD, Engineer and Researcher

Dr. Camila Perussello specializes in sustainable agrifood systems. Currently an Assistant Professor at University College Dublin, her expertise lies in food processing engineering and the valorization of agrifood by-products. She is also an ethical vegan and author dedicated to advancing animal rights.

Author & Climate Speaker

Author & Climate Speaker

J. Morris Hicks has always been what he calls a “Big Picture” guy. For the past decade, his primary focus has been aimed at waking up the leaders of the world to the fact that animal agriculture is the leading
driver of climate change – and that it is the only driver than can easily be disabled by individual citizens
who simply begin choosing plant-based foods that promote both physical and environmental health.

Author & Plant-based Advocate

Author & Plant-based Advocate

Stuart Waldner, author of the award-winning book Escape the Meatrix, transitioned to a plant-based lifestyle in 1985. Now a prominent advocate for dietary change, he speaks at events like Lexington Greenfest and Georgia Vegfest, and co-hosts EcoVegan discussions at The Vegan Community.

Author & Animal Activist

Author & Animal Activist

Judy McCoy Carman is an earth, peace, and animal activist, the author of Peace to All Beings: Veggie Soup for the Chicken’s Soul, co-author of The Missing Peace, and of her new book, Homo Ahimsa: Who We Really Are and How We’re Going to Save the World.

Special presentation by:

Gerard Wedderburn-Bisshop
Scientist & Director (RePlant Byron)

Gerard witnessed decades of large scale forest destruction as a principal scientist for the Queensland government. He worked on the Beyond Zero Emissions Land Use Plan and wrote the book accompanying the documentary Eating Our Way to Extinction. He is a director of RePlant Byron and is now documenting a more complete record of the climate impact of animal agriculture.

DATE: July 20, 2024 (Saturday)
WHEN: 11:00 AM ET – 3:00 PM ET
WHERE: Zoom

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This gathering is more than an event; it’s a community coming together to forge a path towards a sustainable future.

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