Climate Smart & Climate Ready

The Atkinson Center, working with New York Assemblywoman Barbara Lifton, and a coalition of Cortland and Tompkins County nonprofits, colleges, businesses, and local governments, is hosting a "Climate Smart & Climate Ready" conference 

Climate Smart – Climate Ready Conference

April 11, 2013

Climate Smart & Climate Ready

The Atkinson Center, working with New York Assemblywoman Barbara Lifton, and a coalition of Cortland and Tompkins County nonprofits, colleges, businesses, and local governments, is hosting a "Climate Smart & Climate Ready" conference to help make our region more climate resilient.  Independent journalist and author Mark Hertsgaard will provide the keynote.

FEATURED EVENTS (See event listings for details):

Thursday, April 18 – Hangar Theatre, Ithaca

  • 9:00 am – 10:30 am:
    • “Preparing for Climate Change”: Barbara Lifton (Assembly District 125)
    • Keynote – “Winning the Climate Fight”: Mark Hertsgaard (Independent Journalist)
    • Roundtable – “Climate Adaptation and Mitigation in New York State”

Friday, April 19

  • 9:00 am – noon (NYS Grange Building Auditorium, Cortland):
    • Panel Presentation – “Weather or Not: Effects of Changing Weather on Local Agriculture”: 
  • 5:30 – 6:30 pm (Island Health & Fitness, 310 Taughannock Blvd., Ithaca):
    • Panel Presentation – “Protecting Public Health in a Changing Climate”

Saturday, April 20 – Downtown Ithaca (Tompkins County Public Library and Cinemopolis)

  • 9:30 – 10:30 am (Cinemopolis Theater 4)
    • Panel Presentation – “Regional Climate Impacts on Ecosystems, Agriculture, and Human Communities” (Sponsored by the Atkinson Center):
      • Introduction: Frank DiSalvo (Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future)
      • Moderator: Mark Hertsgaard
      • Panelists (Cornell Faculty): Shorna Allred (Natural Resources), Art DeGaetano (Earth & Atmospheric Sciences), David Kay (Development Sociology), Dave Wolfe (Horticulture)
  • 2:15 – 3:30 pm and 3:30 – 4:30 pm:
    • Sessions on Business, Community and Local Government
  • 4:30 – 6:00 pm:
    • Closing Plenary And Reception (Center Ithaca)