The State of the Environment During and After COVID-19

The State of the Environment During and After COVID-19 w/Debbie Raphael

What lessons can we learn during this pandemic regarding the environment? How can we continue climate action from home? How is the environment changing following the slowdown of major cities around the world? Director of San Francisco's Department of the Environment, Debbie Raphael, discusses the state of the environment during and following Coronavirus in a cyber conversation with Manny's.

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