Human-caused climate change is a defining issue of our time. Join us to learn about applications of ICA, Technology of Participation (ToP), and other participatory methods to move local communities and organizations to take just and impactful climate actions. This webinar will be an opportunity to: (1) expand your thinking on environmental sustainability (2) learn more from specific examples/case stories about engaging communities in climate change initiatives, and (3) exchange with practitioners in the Field.
Community Case Stories:
- Cool Campus Challenge, Ryan Bell, Associate Director of Sustainability, University of California.
The Office of Sustainability for the UC system has ambitious goals and powerful initiatives that engage students, faculty, administration, and other stakeholders in the Cool Campus challenge. Over the course of a summer month, this challenge engaged over 22,000 participants and reduced 10,220 metric tons CO2e in self-reported actions [not all new actions], equivalent to taking 2,170 cars off the road for a year.
- Actions Anyone Can Take – Climate of Hope Book Study and Maxwell Park Environmental Sustainability Group, presented by Jane Stallman
The book Climate of Hope: How Cities, Businesses, and Citizens Can Save the Planet from Mayor Michael Bloomberg and former head of the Sierra Club Carl Pope provides a manifesto on how the benefits of taking action on climate change are concrete, immediate, and immense. Using this book, the study group has provided an opportunity to connect with others who believe change is possible and are interested in seeking real, pragmatic solutions.
- Accelerate Neighborhood Climate Action (ANCA) Denver, presented by Oliveann Slotta and Sunny Walker
ANCA is designed to create shared, place-based climate action on a block-by-block, neighborhood-by-neighborhood level. ANCA’s passion is providing the support and resources to equip neighborhood residents with the tools to take action and be a force for good