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11-3-2019
LWVH Presents
November 7: A Climate Change Investigation (Workshop 2)



The community is invited to joint the League of Women Voters of Hudson for the second workshop of its four-part Climate Change Investigation series.

The workshop is on Thursday, Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. at the Laurel Lake Communit Room.

More than 100 people turned out for the first workshop, on Oct. 10, which featured Gary King, a "Climate Reality Leader," and Sam Rubins, of Summit County Public Health, who discussed air quality, regulations, and the largest polluters of all - cars.

Marc Amante of Crown Point Ecology Center discussed the effects of extreme weather (temperature and rain) on crops, soil quality, livestock health, and the potential for higher food costs. Lastly Meiring Borcherds and Matt Scharver, with the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District, explained the effect of dramatic rain events on impervious surfaces, water run-off, flooding and the watershed.

Participants then broke into small groups to discuss and record how changes in weather are effecting them in their daily lives.

The Nov. 7 workshop will feature a summary of the firwst workshop findings by Dr. Mimi Becker.

Then Dr. Joe Ortiz, a Kent State Universty geologist, will explain the tools that enable scientists to tract climate changes over time, as well as how those findings are interpreted to provide information to decision makers and the public.

Jocelyn Travis, the Conservation Program Manager for the Sierra Club, will talk about the Cleveland's Ready for 100 Campaign, which hopes to make the city powered 100% by clean energy by 2050.

Lakewook Councilman Tristan Rader will discuss his city's commitment to climate change resiliency planning and the steps it is taking to achive a 100% clean energy goal.

Following the presenters, those attending will again break into small groups to discuss what we are doing and can do in our lives, at work, and in our communities to address the impacts of climate change as well as to foster sustainability for the present and future.

All workshops are open to the public. Reservations are not reequired. Those attending are asked to arrive a little early to check in. Contact Tracey Mackay at 330-608-5264 tdebilmac@gmail.com with any questions. For copy of the summary report click this link

  
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