Urban Communities Organizing for Climate Resilience
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Groups audienceGet Healthy Heights Columbia Center for Children's Environmental Health
Urban Communities Organizing for Climate Resilience Conference
Given the extreme heatwaves this summer and the disproportionate toll Hurricane Sandy took 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 about and share 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:
-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.
LOCATION: Columbia University's Bard Hall (50 Haven Avenue)