Climate Minnesota: Bemidji convening April 14 connects community to climate change

April 7, 2015

Climate Generation (CG) and the University of Minnesota Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships (RSDP) pilot_poster300will host a public convening on climate change, “Climate Minnesota: Bemidji,” April 14 at Bemidji State University.

The event will be held from 5:30-8 p.m. at the Beaux Arts Ballroom, 1500 Birchmont Drive NE, Bemidji. A Resource Fair will begin at 5 p.m.

In response to the urgent need for increased awareness of local climate change impacts and tangible, community-based solutions, CG has launched a two-year public education project, “Climate Minnesota: Local Stories, Community Solutions.”

A core component of this effort is a series of local convenings across the state, developed in partnership with RSDP. These convenings will connect Greater Minnesota communities to the climate change impacts, solutions and adaptations that are happening now. Funding for this project comes from the Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and the McKnight Foundation.

The Climate Minnesota: Bemidji Convening will feature information on the effects that climate change has and will have on northwest Minnesota, the innovative solutions that community leaders are advancing, and the personal stories motivating this action. Participants will have the opportunity to engage with the issue in solutions-oriented breakout sessions, where they will commit to implementing climate solutions in their community.

The convening will feature the following guest speakers:
Mark Seeley, University of Minnesota Extension Climatologist
Bemidji Mayor Rita Albrecht
Mayana Rice, Bemidji City Planner
Brandy Toft, Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Air Quality Specialist
Jordan Morgan, BSU student

For more information, contact Katie Siegner of Climate Generation at (301) 943-9389, Katie@climategeneration.org or go to www.climateminnesota.org.

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