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Climate Action Series #1--Local Action: Setting the Stage

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  • Dates: October 20, 2020
  • Location: Virtual via Zoom
  • Time: 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
  • Price: Free
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This event is coordinated by the Cumberland County Planning Department and is one of three planned in collaboration with community groups and agencies in the Cumberland Valley, including the Cumberland Conservation Collaborative, South Mountain Partnership, Cumberland County Planning Department, the Center for Land Use and Sustainability at Shippensburg University, the Center for Sustainability Education at Dickinson College, and Carlisle Borough.

Communities in the Cumberland Valley and Southcentral Pennsylvania: Learn about climate action already happening and how you can take action in your community. What is already being done about climate change? How can climate change actions be expanded and accelerated? How can you get involved?

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. This means more flooding, more heat and respiratory deaths, increased disease and pests, and disruptions to our food and agricultural systems. There is value in taking action at the local and state levels and some work has already begun. Join us in learning more about the importance of local government in addressing climate change, climate action planning programs available in Pennsylvania such as the Local Climate Action Program through the PA Dept. of Environmental Protection, Cumberland County's commitment to climate change mitigation.

Speakers

  • Jean Forschi, Cumberland County Commissioner
  • Heidi Kunka of PA Department of Environmental Protection
  • John Dernbach of Widener University Law School

To include moderated question and answer time

Registration deadline is October 15 or until 100 person limit on attendance has been reached. Click here to register and see the agenda.