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East End Climate Change Forum Planned

The South Fork Natural History Museum will hold its inaugural forum on climate change and what it means for the East End on June 6, featuring a number of lawmakers and renowned environmentalists.

“The purpose of the event is to share research and discuss creative solutions related to global climate change impacts on the East End, focusing on marine environments, mitigation (reducing greenhouse gas emissions) and adaptation,” the museum states.

Dr. Robert Stein, a Sag Harbor Village trustee, will be the special guest speaker. Other featured speakers include environmental lawyer and professor Michael B. Gerrard, author and naturalist Carl Safina, Altegris Group chief investment officer Jack Rivkin, New York State Assemblyman Steve Englebright and Assemblyman Fred Thiele.

“SoFo is very excited to host this groundbreaking event focusing on the important topic of climate change,” executive director Frank Quevedo says. “We invite everyone from the community to join our discussion as we work together to protect our planet.”

The forum will also be a benefit for the museum’s new climate change programming coming this fall. The event will include a cocktail reception with wine donated by Channing Daughters Winery and beer donated nby Montauk Brewing Company.

“Climate Change: What It Means for the East End” will be held Saturday, June 6, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the South Fork Natural History Museum in Bridgehampton. The reception will be held during the first hour. The forum will follow. Tickets are $150 for the general public, and $75 for students. VIP tickets are $500 and include a post-event dinner with the speakers and special guests, hosted by SoFo founder and President Andy Sabin. Contact SoFo director of development Diana Aceti at 631-537-9735 or sofodevdir@optonline.net.

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