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Climate Minnesota: Local Stories, Community Solutions

May 18, 2015
6:45 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Duluth Depot
506 West Michigan Street
Duluth, MN 55802

This event is FREE and open to the public.

RSVP appreciated

Resource Fair starts at 6:15 p.m.

Climate Minnesota: Local Stories, Community Solutions mixes local experts with individual storytelling to create compelling examples of how climate change has and will impact Minnesota communities. At convenings in Duluth and 11 other Minnesota cities participants will have opportunities to:

  • Develop an understanding of how climate change has and will impact their community.
  • Make a commitment to a local and specific climate change solution.

At the Duluth event, Minnesota Sea Grant's Jesse Schomberg will deliver a "lightning" talk about the Chester Creek Green Infrastructure Study as conduct a half-hour workshop about stormwater. Minnesota Sea Grant's Paul Teten, with Minnesota GreenCorps, will also be representing the Regional Stormwater Protection Team (RSPT) at the event.

Schedule

  • Welcome (5 minutes): Mayor Don Ness
  • Intro and Focusing Question (10 minutes): Kristen Poppleton, Director of Education, Climate Generation
  • Climate Change and the Duluth Community (30 minutes): Mark Seeley, Climatologist
  • Community Reflection Activity (10 minutes): Jothsna Harris, Climate Generation
  • Storytelling Panel (20 minutes): 3 panelists will share a their personal climate story as well as a local solution or innovation that they are engaged in, moderated by Dan Gilchrist
  • Solutions Presentation (10 minutes): Kristen Poppleton will give an overview of the five solutions workshops that the audience can choose to attend
  • Solutions workshops/Breakout sessions (40 minutes): Attendees (individuals and climate action team groups) will break out into one of the five solutions workshops and discuss/explore that particular climate change solution

The Will Steger Foundation and the Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships are organizing the Climate Minnesota: Local Stories, Community Solutions (www.climateminnesota.org) series. Climate Minnesota is made possible due to funding from the Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, the McKnight Foundation and numerous local partners.

For more information on Climate Minnesota convenings throughout the state or to register to attend the Duluth event, click here.


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