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Surge Session are our annual evening of short, impactful, and transformative climate stories and lessons from local experts. These TEDx style talks delve into the central question of our time: will the Lowcountry rise to meet the climate crisis?


We want folks to leave feeling like they have a deeper, more holistic understanding of the climate crisis -- its severity and inequities, and the creative and human forces rising to answer it -- and in the end to feel energized to join the climate liberation movement.

Past speakers include:

  • Yogi Alex Seaman

  • Harold Singletary of Brightma Farms

  • Keith Bowers of Biohabitats

  • Rebecca Fanning of Community Hydrology

  • Dr. Merrie Koester of University of SC Center for Science Education

  • Joshua Robinson of Robinson Design Engineers

  • Belvin Olasov & Dr. Jen Wright of the Charleston Climate Coalition

  • Queen Quet of the Gullah Geechee Nation

  • Tony Bartelme of The Post and Courier

  • Cyrus Buffum of Friends of Gadsden Creek

  • Emma Abrams of the Sunrise Movement

  • Phil Dunstan  marine biologist at the College of Charleston

  • Jared Bramblett of the Mean High Water project.

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