Urban Communities Organizing for Climate Resilience

Given the extreme heatwaves this summer and the disproportionate toll of Hurricane Sandy on low income communities, we know that climate change’s impact is not created equally in NYC. How can we plan and build climate resiliency for ALL New Yorkers?

WE ACT for Environmental Justice, NIEHS Center for Environmental Health in Northern Manhattan, and Columbia Center for Children’s Environmental Health invite you to learn and share about the latest climate and health research, adaptation and mitigation strategies, advocacy tools, and planning processes that can help shape climate resilient communities.

The conference will feature:
– keynote speakers,
– panel presentations,
– breakout sessions for community groups and advocates to share best practices,
– round table dialogue with representatives from government agencies to discuss accountability, resources, and citywide plans to address climate change, and
– the opportunity for researchers and academics to share their knowledge, research, and intervention strategies.

Please RSVP no later than November 4th, 2016 if you plan to attend. Thank you and we look forward to your participation!

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