JACKSON, Wyo.\u2014This month\u2019s installment of the Sustainability Series welcomes Professor Rob Davies, of Utah State University, to the mainstage at the Center for the Arts this Thursday, January 16. Davies will present on the level of action and commitment necessary to respond successfully to the global climate emergency.\r\n\r\nThis event will be FREE, beginning with a social hour and refreshments from 5\u20136 p.m. and program to follow. The evening will feature ECW and other community partners and organizations with local climate, energy, and emissions-related programming. These partners will share immediately actionable steps to decrease one's footprint during the social hour preceding the talk and as well as during the program.\r\n\r\nDavies was a notable presence at the recent Mountain Towns 2030 Conference in Park City UT, where he wowed the audience with his talk on climate data and the compelling case for immediate and significant action.\r\n\r\nECW\u2019s Executive Director, Phil Cameron, noted, "Davies talk artfully presented compelling, hard data on the issue of climate change in an approachable manner while also framing the appropriate level of response needed."\r\n\r\nMayor Pete Muldoon, who also attended the conference, noted that "climate change is the defining challenge of our time, and its potential impact on our community and our way of life cannot be overstated. Dr. Davies\u2019 event is a must-see for anyone with a sense of civic duty and concern about our future, and I encourage everyone to attend."\r\n\r\nThe event is made possible with the support and partnership of Energy Conservation Works, The Center of Wonder\/Wonder Institute, The Town of Jackson, Teton County, Sustainability Series, Yellowstone-Teton Clean Cities, Slow Food in the Tetons, Hole Food Rescue, Jackson Hole Airport, and Beyond Efficiency.\r\n\r\nFor more information please visit the Facebook event page here.