On June 15 & 16 we held the second scenario development workshop in our new series on how the region responds to the threat of disruptive climate change. The full report on the workshop is now available. A diverse and engaged group of 29 people came together for the workshop and really advanced our thinking on these issues. We encourage you to read the report. We will continue the discussion at the CGA Forum on July 15 in Long Lake. Please join our workgroup at the Forum. The details on how to register are in the previous post.
The 2015 Common Ground Alliance Forum details and registration information have been released. It will be at the same Long Lake location as usual on July 15.
Jim and I will be there to lead the working group considering how the ADK region might think about responding to climate change. We have held 2 full two day workshops on the topic – one at Paul Smiths College during a snowstorm last December, another just this week, June 15 and 16 in Chestertown. Also we held the prototype of a 3-4 hour version of this with a sustainability class at Paul Smiths in May, just before finals, on Sunday, and 50+ students came. We also worked in the Southwest this past winter, with the Dept of Interior Climate Science Center in Tuscon and learned a lot about how the west is handling the impacts of climate change on large scale conservation landscapes. So we will have a lot of information to offer for consideration by people who come to our working group.
Hope to see you on July 15. There are a number of other work group too, don’t read this and think the Forum is only about climate change. Click on the link above and find out about the whole agenda.
If you have not seen it, please note we have been monitoring what our region is actually doing vs the ADK Futures scenarios. You can see what progress is being made here where more than 734 items of evidence show substantial progress toward realizing the vision laid out for our sustainable future. More evidence is added all the time.
Recall that we were surprised by the strength and depth of the aligned intentions of most people in the region? Well, if you were surprised by that, the progress since then is actually astonishing, and I encourage you to take a look at the breadth and depth of actions already taken. Encouragingly, no single person is organizing and driving all this activity. The progress is made by by hundreds of people in a distributed fashion. It is clear that the region is making real progress toward what it identified as its desirable and attainable goals.
It is a good news reading, you’ll enjoy it. Look here and click on the header called ‘category’. Then you can look through each category and see what’s been going on.