Dec 17 2020


7:00 pm


$345 (scholarships available)

Storm Surge – Climate Change Series

We are pleased to announce our Fall 2020 Speaker Series, a set of three programs about the impacts of climate change and ways that our communities can respond. These will happen on the third Thursdays of October, November and December.

Our first program will describe how changes in climate, such as increases in temperature, extreme storm events and precipitation, will impact public health. The second program will discuss how natural systems can be harnessed to protect communities like Newburyport from flooding and excessive heat and help improve air, soil and water quality. The final program will look broadly at how we can use planning to make our communities more livable and resilient to climate change.

Program Schedule:

The Heat is On: Climate Change Impacts Our Health
Zoom Presentation: Thursday, October 15th at 7pm

– Ahmer Ibrahim, MD
Gastroenterologist at Pentucket Medical Associates, Anna Jaques Hospital and Holy Family Hospital

Triple Bottom Line Benefits of Green Infrastructure
Zoom Presentation: Thursday, November 19th at 7pm

Vice President of Landscape Architecture and Urban Design at Halvorson | Tighe & Bond Studio

Planning for Resilience: With People, Place and Planet in Mind
Zoom Presentation: Thursday, December 17th at 7pm

– Steve Whitman, EdD, AICP
Founder and Principal of Resilience Planning & Design
Teaching Lecturer and Sustainability Programs Manager at Plymouth State University, NH

– Elizabeth Kelly, M.S. in Ecological Design and Planning
Planner and Designer, Resilience Planning & Design
Board President of the Permaculture Association of the Northeast

Links to all presentations will be sent out closer to the date as well as available on our website.

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