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Susan Spencer

Rochester, NY, US
Trained on June 27th, 2014
16 lifetime presentations


I have a PhD in Microsystems Engineering and specialize in organic solar cell design and fabrication. While being passionate about the science of renewable energy, I want to have a greater impact in my community on the issue. Being personally trained by Mr. Gore has equipped me with the tools to effect the change that is required for us to tackle the solutions to the climate crisis.

As a mom, I am heavily invested in leaving this world a little better than I found it. As a scientist, I am morally obligated to make ethical choices when presented with factual data. As a lover of the outdoors, I am committed to protecting the other species on this planet. As a citizen of the human race, I believe that we have what it takes to solve the climate crisis, which will be the defining challenge of our generation. Join me!

Upcoming Presentations

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Acts of Leadership

Organized Event (edit) (delete)
Date: February 11th, 2015
Details: Organizing Dr. Jim Hanson's appearance in my hometown for Earth Day, where he will be appearing at 6 different events over 2 days.
Media Appearance (edit) (delete)
Date: March 1st, 2015
Details: I was featured in 585 magazine. http://www.585mag.com/March-2015/
Media Appearance (edit) (delete)
Date: December 2nd, 2014
Details: I appeared on NPR's Connections to talk about solar power.
Organized Event (edit) (delete)
as part of the People's Climate March campaign
Date: December 2nd, 2014
Details: I am helping organize a night on Climate Change and Climate Action at a local church. I will be presenting the talk as part of this event.
Media Appearance (edit) (delete)
Date: November 10th, 2014
Details: I appeared on NPR's Connections WXXI 1370 AM to speak about the recent elections and their impact on climate change legislation. http://wxxinews.org/post/connections-recent-elections-and-climate-change
Organized Event (edit) (delete)
as part of the People's Climate March campaign
Date: November 3rd, 2014
Details: This is an ongoing act of leadership. I am serving on the Founding Board of the Rochester People's Climate Coalition, which works to bring together 33 different groups with total membership over 140k people to act on climate change.
Participated in Day of Action (edit) (delete)
Date: October 22nd, 2014
Details: I participated in my campus' activities scheduled for the National Campus Sustainability Day that was celebrated across the States. I was the keynote speaker for our events.
Participated in Day of Action (edit) (delete)
as part of the People's Climate March campaign
Date: September 21st, 2014
Details: I marched with the Science Stands bloc!
Media Appearance (edit) (delete)
as part of the People's Climate March campaign
Date: September 17th, 2014
Details: http://www.rochestercitynewspaper.com/rochester/making-climate-a-career/Content?oid=2434490
Media Appearance (edit) (delete)
Date: September 5th, 2014
Details: I was featured on the front page of Rochester Institute of Technology's newspaper as the Campus Spotlight. http://www.rit.edu/news/photoarchive.php?view=photo&datePhoto=2014-08-28-16-29
Media Appearance (edit) (delete)
as part of the People's Climate March campaign
Date: September 2nd, 2014
Details: I appeared again on Evan Dawson's NPR show, Connections, to discuss the climate crisis, UN Summit, the Paris Accords (COP 21), and what the goals of the PCM are. I detailed all the organizing taking place here in my hometown, and promoted the public talk at the Webster Public Library I was invited to give tonight! http://www.npr.org/rss/podcast/podcast_detail.php?siteId=293911448
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as part of the Cost of Carbon campaign
Date: August 7th, 2014
Details: I gave a full presentation to people in three different states detailing the true cost of carbon, assisting them with action items, and answering questions about solar power purchasing.
News Article (edit) (delete)
Date: July 31st, 2014
Details: I was interviewed ahead of my upcoming presentation, and had a nice write-up in our independent paper for the city of Rochester and surrounding counties.
Media Appearance (edit) (delete)
Date: July 15th, 2014
Details: I am appearing on a call-in program on NPR called Connections, hosted by Evan Dawson, to give a description of the training I did, as well as give a presentation on global warming and take questions from the community.

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