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Virtual book club will explore climate change solutions

A virtual book club through the Highlands Biological Foundation this fall will cover the book Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming. 

Over the course of nine weeks, participants will read about solutions for the Highlands Plateau and discuss what actions they can take to mitigate negative impacts on the environment. No prior knowledge about climate change, climate science or solutions is necessary. 

Meeting times are still being determined. An interest poll is available at www.highlandsbiological.org. 828.526.2623.

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