Climate Preparedness Week, 9/24-30
Communities Responding to Extreme Weather (CREW)
presents a series of webinars:
(1) Resilient Agriculture: Climate Impacts on Our Foods Systems and How We Can Respond: Lessons from the frontlines in Zimbabwe
(2) Palaces for the People: The Role of Social Infrastructure with Eric Klinenberg
(3) Neighborhood by Neighborhood: Mapping Our Resilience
(4) The Economics of Climate Change with Madhavi Venkatesan, PhD
(5) How Repair Events Can Transform Our Throwaway Culture
(6) The Linked Fight for Racial Justice and Climate Justice
In response to the pandemic, CREW is offering some exciting digital events that you can join from the comfort of your own home.
Featured events include:
Resilient Agriculture: Climate Impacts on Our Foods Systems and How We Can Respond: Lessons from the frontlines in Zimbabwe
Palaces for the People: The Role of Social Infrastructure with Eric Klinenberg
- A virtual discussion with acclaimed writer Eric Klinenberg with CREW Founder Craig Altemose on the role of social infrastructure in building climate resilience. Eric Klinenberg is an internationally renowned scholar known for his novel Heat Wave: A Social Autopsy of Disaster in Chicago and his more recent book Palaces for the People: How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the Decline of Civic Life.
- September 24th at 7pm - Register in advance for this webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_PjqyASu7Tre02T3l6zSEEA
Neighborhood by Neighborhood: Mapping Our Resilience
- Which neighborhoods of Boston are most vulnerable to climate change? How do we leverage social infrastructure in these neighborhoods to enhance their resilience? Join to hear an overview of a mapping project between the Conservation Law Foundation, the city of Boston, and CREW to explore the community assets that exist within the city of Boston and how they can be leveraged to create a more climate-resilient future, with a particular focus on how we can serve communities of color and other marginalized neighborhoods.
- September 25th at 10am - .Register in advance for this webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_fPfn2qrUSKa3aN2ehUz1EA
The Economics of Climate Change with Madhavi Venkatesan, PhD
- Our economic system has fostered individualism over community and competition over collaboration, because simply, these are the channels that promote economic growth as we measure it in Gross Domestic Product (GDP). We sell more when everyone has to have their own. But, individualism and competition results in unequal distribution that mimics the inequitable distribution of access to resources in our country. In many cases, inequity is a moral issue because the basis of it is exploitation of the vulnerable in a myriad of forms across historical time. In our discussion we will focus on the relationship between economics and sustainability: social justice, environmental justice and economic equity and also how our focus on economic growth has facilitated the speed of global Climate Change and exacerbated social justice issues along with the other two components of sustainability.
- September 26th at 7pm Register in advance for this webinar: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYlf-ysqzwuH9KR_7dA234paGe1sR9WIpvV
How Repair Events Can Transform Our Throwaway Culture
- A conversation on How Repair Events Can Transform Our Throwaway Culture with Elizabeth Knight and John Wackman, authors of Repair Revolution. This event will look at how repair events in libraries and other spaces are helping bring people together around common goals of sustainability, stewardship, community resilience, as well as social and climate justice. This conversation will be led by Blue Marble Librarian, Gabrielle Griffis.
- September 29 at 6:30pm - Register in advance for this webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_UHRz2-VHTn27KnTNyy_G_Q
The Linked Fight for Racial Justice and Climate Justice
- Join us for a conversation with CREW Program Manager Reverend Vernon K. Walker as he speaks to Reverend Karlene Griffiths Sekou and Hajar Logan of Alternatives for Community and Environment about how there is no climate justice without racial justice and how the fight for equality has to be led by those who have been most impacted.
- September 30 at 6:30pm - Register in advance for this webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_NeSN-Ym7Rv-KzNDWePu4OQ
These are just some of the many exciting events we and partners have planned. For a full list, please visit: https://www.climatecrew.org/prep_week
Craig S. Altemose for CREW