Global warming is an existential threat to humanity. While the current federal executive administration actively undermines efforts to address this threat, states, municipalities and some industries, on the other hand, are working on strategies to best mitigate and prepare for the impacts of this crisis. Vermont is playing a role on both of these strategies. This course will examine legislation before the Vermont legislature and proposals at both the state and local levels. Students will hear from policy makers working on these issues and will create ways to educate people of all ages on this topic, as well as work to craft their own legislative solutions. In addition to class time, students are required to attend one evening event on May 16.