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Sheila King, 8-19-2019
A Climate Change Investigation



The League of Women Voters of Hudson will host a four-part workshop series beginning in October titled ‘A Climate Change Investigation’. The workshop series, which is open to the public, is designed to engage the community in developing informed recommendations for Hudson concerning policies and actions needed for fostering safety and sustainability in the midst of climate change. The community is welcome and strongly encouraged to attend, both to learn about climate change and to provide input on the recommendations. Regional and local impacts of climate change, as well as mitigation strategies, will be presented at the first three workshops; the fourth and final workshop will culminate with a working session to compile information and develop recommendations. The first workshop takes place Thursday, Oct. 10th, in the Community Room of the Laurel Lake Retirement Community from 7-9 PM (200 Laurel Lake Drive, Hudson). Additional workshops will be held in November, February, and April in varying locations.

The series is made up of the following workshops:

Workshop 1 (Oct. 10th, Laurel Lake Community Room, 7-9 PM) – Regional and Local Impacts of Climate Change: What effects of climate change are being seen in northeast Ohio? Regional experts will provide us with an overview of climate change as well as how it is impacting local farming, health, and water. Participants will break into small groups and join in a discussion with other community members about their own observations of climate change right here in Hudson.

Workshop 2 (Nov. 7th, Laurel Lake Community Room, 7-9 PM) – Regional and Local Climate Change Mitigation Strategies: How do scientists measure the effects of climate change and the success of mitigation? How are local communities responding to climate change? A climatologist will teach us about scientific tools used for measuring climate change and mitigation success. Representatives from other Northeast Ohio communities will present the strategies they are using to reduce their carbon footprint and share the economic impact of these adaptations. Participants will break into small groups to discuss ways they are adapting in their own lives and how to apply strategies for the larger community as a whole.

Workshop 3 (Feb. 13th, Barlow Community Center, 7-9 PM) – The Hudson Story: What effects of climate change impact Hudson? City leaders will update us on energy use, storm water management, emergency preparedness for health and weather events, and more! Participants will break into small groups for discussion on strategies for addressing our challenges and building on our strengths.

Workshop 4 (Apr. 9th, Hudson Library Flood Room, 7-9 PM) – Going Forward: Where does Hudson go from here? Participants will compile all the information from previous workshops and work together to craft recommendations for our community for an achievable plan.

The League of Women Voters is proud to be nonpartisan, neither supporting nor opposing candidates or political parties at any level of government, but always working on vital issues of concern to members and the public. Since the 1960’s, the League has been at the forefront of efforts to protect air, land and water resources. The League states: “As citizens of the world, we must protect our planet from the physical, economic and public health effects of climate change while also providing pathways to economic prosperity.” We hope you will join us as we explore this critical topic!

For questions about the workshop series, please contact Tracey Mackay at tdebilmac@gmail.com or 330-608-5264. For more information on League positions on the environment, voting rights, and other issues, please see the League of Women Voters of Hudson website (http://lwvhudsonoh.org).

  
  
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