Free Speakers Chicago addresses climate with new category

Climate GlobeThe United Nations-appointed Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change published a new report Monday, August 9, 2021, summarizing the latest scientific information about the climate.

While the U.N. was developing its report, local Chicago area climate experts joined, a pro bono speaker’s bureau.

“Climate” is a new category in To date, there are nine climate speakers and several topics about climate and climate change.

A sample of available talks are:

Here is the complete list of Chicago area climate speakers and the list of climate topics in Chicago.

“These generous speakers can teach us a great deal about climate,” said Ginny Richardson, founder of “No doubt additional climate speakers will be joining.” is a pro bono speaker’s bureau which serves community groups and organizations including libraries, service clubs, and business clubs. All climate speakers donate time to the community and share expertise.

Thousands of groups have utilized the well-established speaker’s bureau which provides a roster of outstanding speakers, all of whom speak for free.

Today, the bureau boasts hundreds of speakers in six cities across the country: Chicago, Milwaukee, Indianapolis, Washington DC, Phoenix, and Los Angeles/Orange County.

“Clubs and groups pay nothing to use the bureau, and there is no compensation for the speakers,” Richardson said. “People who call for speakers for the first time are always incredulous that no money is expected of them. Typically, I have to convince them that there is no gimmick.”