Oct 14: Community Forum on Building a Resilient Pittsburgh

Building a More Resilient Pittsburgh: A Community Forum on Climate Challenges and Opportunities

Climate change poses serious challenges to achieving a resilient Pittsburgh. In response, we must seize opportunities to minimize future climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Join us for the Building a More Resilient Pittsburgh Community Forum on Tuesday, October 14th.  You will engage with your neighbors in small-group discussions and a panel of climate and energy experts will respond to your questions. Your input at the forum will provide guidance to public officials, policymakers, and your fellow residents as, together, we work to make our region more resilient through the actions we take to address the challenges and opportunities presented by climate change.

6-8:30pm in Rangos 2&3, Cohon University Center, Carnegie Mellon Campus.  You can pre-register for the event via Environment at CMU or go direct to the Building a More Resilient Pittsburgh event page.  Walk in registration on the day of the event is also available and will begin at 5:30pm.  If you have questions or would like more information about the Forum please contact Erika Ninos, 412.268.2754 (elninos@cmu.edu).

Confirmed Panelists Include:
Peter Adams, Director, Center for Atmospheric Particle Studies;  Professor- Civil & Environmental Engineering/Engineering & Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University
Fred Brown, Associate Director of Program Development, Kingsley Association
Neil Donahue, Faculty Director, Steinbrenner Institute for Environmental Education and Research; Professor- Chemical Engineering/Chemistry, Carnegie Mellon University
Grant Ervin, Sustainability Manager, City of Pittsburgh
Kelly Klima, Research Scientist, Engineering & Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University

Moderator: M. Shernell Smith (Assistant Director, Office of the Dean of Student Affairs, Multicultural and Diversity Initiatives, Carnegie Mellon University)

The Forum is a 2.5 hour moderated small group discussion of the issue. People participating in the Forum will be given an opportunity to participate in a study on the effectiveness of the event. This is voluntary and you can participate in the conversation without joining the study. Those who participate in the study will be given a consent form to read and sign when they register at the event. They will be asked to fill out confidential pre- and post-surveys. You must be 18 years or older to be in the study, but anyone can participate in the event.

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