Saturday, April 1, 2017
Tom Ridge Environmental Center
Call for Presenters
Erie County Agriculture & Our Climate: The New Normal
Each year, CRANE organizes an annual summit based on specific local impacts from climate change in our community. This will be the fourth annual summit; previous summits have focused on Understanding Climate Change and Stormwater Management, Extreme Weather and Emergency Preparedness, and Erie Tourism.
This year, the Summit will focus on Erie’s local agriculture and food systems, geared toward:
1. Identifying examples of local impacts farmers are noticing and how they are adapting
2. Raising awareness among the general public about local farmers, local food, and local impacts
3. Educating the general public concerning what they can do about lessening their impacts
The Summit will kick-off with a panel of local farmers focusing on changes they have noticed in weather, crop abundance, pests, etc. and how they are adapting. The rest of the summit will be several sessions of concurrent, hands-on presentations to offer attendees understanding of what they can actually to lessen their climate impacts, or adapt to these changes at home.
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Should you have any questions about the summit, CRANE, or potential presentations, please contact us at CRANE@environmenterie.org.
We look forward to seeing you at the Erie County Agriculture and Our Climate Summit in April.
The Community Resilience Action Network of Erie (CRANE)
CRANE is a partnership between Pennsylvania Sea Grant, Environment Erie, Erie County Office of Sustainability, and The Northwest PA Green Economy Taskforce. For more information visit the CRANE section of the PA Sea Grant website.