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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 • 9:00am - 10:15am
Private Sector: Developing Philosophical and Practical Tools for Resiliency and Adaptation Planning for Businesses and Institutions

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Through unique participatory research projects, the West Michigan Climate Resiliency Framework Initiative developed resources for regional and organizational scale climate adaptation planning, including a Research Network for Sustainable Climate Risk Management (SCRiM) affiliated effort to develop common conceptual models for dialogue among diverse stakeholders and a GLISA boundary organization project to develop a toolkit for businesses and institutions. This panel features case studies from two organizations: Grand Rapids Public Schools and Spectrum Health, and an introduction to the tool’s use and development.

Speakers
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Danny McGee

Sustainable Research Group
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Michael O’Rourke

Professor of Philosophy and faculty in AgBioResearch, Michigan State University
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Daniel Schoonmaker

Director, West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum
Schoonmaker (LEED-AP) joined WMSBF in 2013. Since then, it has achieved record growth in participation while launching new strategic initiatives focused on waste diversion, corporate social responsibility and climate resiliency. He is a co-author of the City of Grand Rapids Climate Resiliency Report.
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Kristen Trovillion

Center for Green Schools Fellow, U.S. Green Building Council


Thursday October 6, 2016 9:00am - 10:15am
Great Lakes South, 4th Floor Palmer Commons, 100 Washtenaw Avenue, Ann Arbor

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