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Sustainable Ag Lecture Series - Fall 2018:

Using Carbon Markets to Fund Sustainable Development

Combining Reforestation, Health and Livelihood Efforts

Kelsey Byrd
The International Small Group Tree Planting Program (TIST)
Clean Air Action

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November 1, 2018
11:10 am - 12 noon
Baker Science Bldg 180 - Rm 114

Thank you for joining us on Thursday, November 1st for our fall Sustainable Ag Lecture Series presentation with Kelsey Byrd of Clean Air Action. Ms. Byrd is an alumna of the College of Agriculture's master's program and has worked extensively to maximize global greenhouse gas reductions through multi-stakeholder trading.

Learn how carbon markets work, who is using them, how they are verified, and how they are being used in the ag/environment sector to support groundbreaking GHG reduction programs - such as sustainable agriculture, nutrition and reforestation projects in developing countires. This is a a rapidly growing vehicle for promoting health and resilience in otherwise impacted settings.

The presentation is free and open to the general public and will be followed by a question and answer session.

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Featured Guest Speaker

Kelsey Byrd is a Program Associate for Clean Air Action/TIST. After graduating from Dartmouth with a degree in geography, she spent two years on a rural, fishing island in Maine as a community health coordinator. During her time there, she became associated with a program called The International Small Group and Tree Planting Program (TIST). After completing her M.S. at Cal Poly, she started working with Clean Air Action/TIST on their mission to empower small groups of subsistence farmers in Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda and India to reverse the devasting effects of deforestation, drought and famine. 


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