Please join Earth Day Network (EDN) and the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication (YPCCC) for a panel discussion to release our new research report, titled Climate Change and the American Diet.
The report focuses on American perceptions and attitudes about plant-based diets and the impact food choices have on climate change. EDN commissioned the study as part of Earth Day’s 50th Anniversary this spring.
Co-led by Anthony Leiserowitz, Ph.D., Director of YPCCC, and Jillian Semaan, Director of Food and Environment at EDN, the panel will also address carbon footprint reduction through diet change, food and beverage choices’ impact on the environment, and barriers consumers face when seeking healthier, climate-friendly food.
- Anthony Leiserowitz, Ph.D., Director of Yale Program on Climate Change Communications
- Jillian Semaan, Director of Food and Environment for Earth Day Network
- Dotsie Bausch, Olympic Medalist, World Champion Cyclist and founder of Switch4Good.org
- Erick Castro, Founder of How to be Vegan in the Hood
- Haile Thomas, Wellness and Compassion Activist and Founder/CEO of The HAPPY Org
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BloombergNEF and the Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE) will be releasing the “2020 Sustainable Energy in America Factbook.”More Details
The Elliott School for International Affairs’ M.A. in International Affairs Program, the Institute for International Economic Policy, and the Center for Climate and Security are pleased to invite you to “Principles for Managing Climate Fragility in Development: A View from Japan.”More Details
Coastal Resilience in the Southeast: Science, Policies, and Programs Furthering Local Resilience Goals
The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) invites you to a briefing on initiatives that are helping protect Southeast ecosystems and communities from erosion, storms, and other coastal hazards. The briefing will showcase nature-based solutions that can protect human lives and property from extreme weather and flooding while creating habitat for wildlife and supporting various coastal industries. These techniques can also be paired with traditional “gray” infrastructure to meet a greater variety of planning needs.
The panelists will describe the collaborative process between federal, state, and local stakeholders in collecting, sharing, and acting on scientific data to inform policy decisions around adaptation, thereby helping communities define and achieve their resilience goals. These projects can serve as a model for other regions experiencing similar issues.
- Heidi StillerSouth Regional Director, Office for Coastal Management, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
- Joanna WalczakSoutheast Regional Administrator, Florida Department of Environmental Protection
- Todd MillerExecutive Director, North Carolina Coastal Federation (NCCF)
- Skip StilesExecutive Director, Wetlands Watch
Ms. Stiller will discuss how NOAA supports resilience projects in the area and NOAA’s Digital Coast, which provides a variety of coastal data, as well as the tools, training, and information needed to make that data truly useful to communities on the ground.
Ms. Walczak will discuss the unique ability of coral reefs to protect Florida communities in wide areas of the Atlantic Coast from storm damage, and the federal, state, and local efforts to protect and revive those corals.
Mr. Miller will highlight NCCF’s extensive work installing living shorelines throughout North Carolina’s coast. He will further discuss efforts to create community buy-in from various stakeholders and private landowners to complete these projects.
Mr. Stiles will discuss work with local governments to adapt to sea level rise and the regulatory and policy regimes that help (or hinder) implementation of community adaptation and nature-based solutions along Virginia’s coast.
Southeast communities have been devastated by large storms in recent years. As state and local governments rebuild and prepare for the next hurricane season, this briefing aims to provide a sample of tools, policies, and programs along the coast that are helping communities and their environments become more resilient.
A live webcast will be streamed at 2:30 PM EST at www.eesi.org/livecast (wireless connection permitting)
The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) invites you to a briefing on the actions being taken to manage increasing temperatures, flooding, and other coastal hazards impacting communities and ecosystems in the Great Lakes region. This briefing will showcase nature-based solutions for climate adaptation in rural and urban settings, and show how cutting-edge technology and traditional practices can be used to create resilient communities.
The panelists will describe the collaborative process between federal, state, and local stakeholders in collecting, sharing, and acting on scientific data to inform policy decisions around adaptation and help communities define and achieve their resilience goals. These projects can serve as a model for other regions experiencing similar issues.
Executive Director, American Society of Adaptation Professionals (ASAP)
Policy Analyst/Climate Change Program Coordinator, Great Lakes Indian Fish & Wildlife Commission (GLIFWC)
Chief, Office of Coastal Management, Ohio Department of Natural Resources
President, Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative, Co-owner, Double Dutch Dairy
Beth Gibbons of the American Society of Adaptation Professionals will discuss efforts supporting urban areas in identifying challenges—and responses—arising from climate change. She will focus her talk on adaptation within Detroit’s agricultural, tourism, and real estate sectors.
Rob Croll of Great Lakes Indian Fish & Wildlife Commission will discuss GLIFWC’s work to understand how climate change is impacting off-reservation communities and ecosystems critical to its member Ojibwe tribes, and tools used to develop comprehensive plans to manage these impacts in culturally appropriate ways.
Scudder Mackey of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources will discuss projects resulting from the Great Lakes Coastal Assembly, a collaborative effort between NGOs and international, federal, and state agencies to protect and restore coastal wetlands across the Great Lakes region.
Brody Stapel of the Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative will discuss economic and environmental challenges to farming in Wisconsin and climate-smart agricultural practices on both his farm and cooperative and other members of the Dairy Strong Alliance.
The Great Lakes region faces a unique set of challenges, yet solutions developed here can be borrowed, adapted, and used by districts and states around the country to increase ecosystem, community, and sectoral resilience to the impacts of climate change.
This event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP to expedite check-in.
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