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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.


Danny McGee

Sustainable Research Group

Michael O’Rourke

Professor of Philosophy and faculty in AgBioResearch, Michigan State University

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.

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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