Press Release: Earth 2100 Conference

Arlington, VA- Today, we not only know that humans can have a detrimental impact on the Earth, but that it will require positive behavioral shifts of 7 billion people – and their institutions – to sustain Earth’s natural systems.  On July 26-27 at George Mason University, the Earth 2100 Conference will offer a safe, social space for thoughtful, intergenerational dialogue about both local and global issues that young people will confront over the course of their lives.  Why 2100?  Because many young people today will live to 2100.  The decisions being made (and not made) today will impact and haunt younger generations throughout their entire lives.  They need a community.  They need a movement.  They need a voice.  

Speakers at the conference include global award winning conservation biologist, Thomas Lovejoy; recent DC Mayoral Candidate, Andy Shallal; and experts from Executive Office of the President, US EPA, Population Institute, Earth Policy Institute, and Worldwatch Institute.  At 8:45am on Saturday, July 26, the “Day of Learning” will begin, as participants learn about Earth’s most serious issues.  On July 27, the “Day of Action,” participants will hear from organizations and environmental activists about how they can make a difference.  Then, they will create action plans for environmental solutions and network with prominent environmental organizations, such as the Sierra Club, Chesapeake Climate Action Network, and the Center for a New American Dream.  Thanks to the support of MOM’s Organic Market and George Mason’s College of Science, Our Task has deliberately kept registration fees as low as possible - just $50 for a full-time student, $60 for those who are under 30 years of age, and $80 for those 30 years of age and older. Breakfast and lunch will be provided each day.  Register now at!

"This is a major environmental event. If you have any concerns about your future, you need to be at this conference."
- Dr. Thomas E. Lovejoy, Professor at George Mason University and Biodiversity Advisor at the UN Foundation

Our Task Inc. was founded in 2006 by Gerald O. Barney, who directed the Global 2000 Report to the President for Jimmy Carter.  Our Task’s mission is to empower and mobilize young adults to lead a movement toward a more sustainable future by training them to be informed, effective global leaders.


If you’d like more information about the Earth 2100 Conference, or to schedule an interview with Martha Nowlan, the Conference Organizer and Deputy Director of Our Task, please email  More information can be found at  Follow us on Twitter: @Our_Task

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