Thursday, January 21, 2021

Local Schools To Be Featured In Feb. 2 Cumberland Valley Climate Action Planning Online Forum

Center for Sustainability Education at Dickinson College and the Center for Land Use and Sustainability at Shippensburg University, will host the final online event in their series of community forums on Climate Action Planning on February 2 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. for the public, community groups and agencies in the Cumberland Valley. 

Changing climate has caused and will continue to cause impacts to public health, infrastructure, emergency services, and major economic contributors like agriculture, tourism, and recreation. 

The forum series is covering what is already being done about changing climate, and how citizens, municipalities, schools, and related organizations should get involved to expand and accelerate efforts. 

The February 2 event covers how K-12 schools, colleges and universities are demonstrating effective actions for reducing emissions of climate changing pollutants, educating their students about climate risks and solutions, and working with community partners to help make our communities climate resilient and low-carbon. 

Join us to learn what the Carlisle Area School District, Shippensburg University and Dickinson College are doing to lessen climate risks. 

The speakers  for this event include Tom Horton, Carlisle Area School District; Claire Jantz, Center for Lands Use and Sustainability at Shippensburg University; Neil Leary, Center for Sustainability Education at Dickinson College; Samantha Moyer, Carlisle Area School District (panelist); Sean Cornell, Shippensburg University (panelist). 

The purpose of these forums is to learn more about the role and importance of educational institutions in preparing for and implementing solutions to the difficulties that society experiences as climate changes. 

The recording of the first and second events are available on the South Mountain Partnership’s YouTube Channel

Click Here to register for the virtual event. Instructions to join the webinar will be emailed prior to the event. 

The series is a partnership between the Cumberland Conservation Collaborative, the South Mountain Partnership, Cumberland County Planning Department, the Center for Land Use and Sustainability at Shippensburg University, the Center for Sustainability at Dickinson College, Carlisle Borough, and the Yellow Breeches Watershed Association.

Visit DEP’s Local Climate Action Program webpage for more information on tools and resources available for communities for climate action planning.

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[Posted: January 21, 2021]  PA Environment Digest

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