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"A network of networks" - GLAF 2016 will bring together practitioners and researchers from across the Great Lakes region of Canada and the United States for 3 days of sharing climate adaptation and resilience solutions and products in an engaged learning program.
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Thursday, October 6 • 10:45am - 12:15pm
Local Communities and Climate Justice: What Does Resilience Look Like? Explore Creative Approaches to Improve Resilience Starting at the Community Level

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What makes a community resilient? Where do you start to help vulnerable populations? Three dynamic speakers will highlight different community level approaches to adaptation that address climate change impacts  An interactive discussion will follow the presentations to discuss the many complexities of resilience at the community level.

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Ramont Bell

Water Preservationist - Outreach Coordinator, Faith in Place
Ramont Bell, of Faith in Place, will share how through their collaboration with the Chicago Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD) and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation his organization distributed over Five hundred (500) rain barrels and designed/installed 5 Rain Gardens, along with education programming. The Rain Barrel and Rain Gardens promotes a 1 -2 punch in dealing with storm water management in the Chicago communities that... Read More →

Rev. Joan Ross

North End Woodward Community Coalition
Rev. Ross, of North End Woodward Community Coalition (NEWCC), will share her experience with the Detroit’s community benefits agreements that equips block clubs, community groups and small businesses with the information and tools they need to be at the table when huge corporations ask for huge public dollars for private development and how it can be used to reduce vulnerabilities from climate change and build resilience.  And how... Read More →

Vel Scott

New Image Lifeskills Academy, Inc.
Scott, with New Image Lifeskills Academy, Inc. will share how her community-based urban farm, Vel’s Purple Oasis situated on one acre of land and a rescued  home in the neighborhood - directly across the street from the garden are used as an educational center for Vel Scott’s Healthy You programming are examples of climate adaptation at the community level. The farm and education programs provide a needed greenspace in an urban... Read More →

Thursday October 6, 2016 10:45am - 12:15pm
Great Lakes Central, 4th Floor Palmer Commons, 100 Washtenaw Avenue, Ann Arbor

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