It is clear that the climate is changing rapidly. The Chesapeake is already being affected by sea level rise, severe weather and other aspects of Climate Change. But what does this mean to the average person? What, exactly are the international agreements all about? Can the science be explained in a common-sense manner? How will this affect my health? Is there anything we, our communities, and our local governments can do to be resilient in the face of a changing climate?

Annapolis Green and Presenting Sponsor Hannon Armstrong are offering a year-long series of talks entitled “Tread Lightly on the Earth” to address these essential questions and other related issues. The first talk, “Climate Change 101: What Does it Mean to Me?” will be held on Wednesday, March 27, 7 p.m., at the Annapolis Maritime Museum, a fitting location as it feels the effect of sea level rise on a daily basis.

Expert speakers will explain the accelerated pace of Climate Change in simple language, address the topics of adaptation and resiliency, answer questions, and engage in a two-way discussion with the audience. The goal is to inform and leave attendees with optimism about steps they can take at home and at work to mitigate the impact of Climate Change on themselves, their families and their communities.