Climate Realities: Opportunities + Resilience for All – Virtual Event

This program will be held in virtual format via Zoom. The digital link will be sent via Eventbrite upon registration. In order to access the digital link, Eventbrite will require you to log in or create an account if you don’t already have one.

For help with Zoom, please see this how-to document. If you have additional questions, please contact Lucinda Brommersma, Director of Partner Engagement.

We encourage you to join the Zoom call 5-10 min. in advance of 6:30pm to settle in and we can help you troubleshoot potential technical issues.


Join us for a local and actionable learning session about climate change. Climate change relates to everything we care about.

Join us to understand our individual carbon footprint, how to reduce it, learn about mitigation actions and how to build resilient communities. We all need do more, individually and collectively. Regardless of your particular issue interest area(s), climate will affect it. It’s all interconnected and climate is foundational to our ability to thrive individually and collectively.

We’ll have the incredible opportunity to hear from and Q&A with local and national experts:

  • Alice Hill, Senior Fellow for Climate Change Policy at the Council on Foreign Relations (setting national context for climate resilience)
  • Adina Levin, Advocacy Director at Seamless Bay Area (championing integrated transportation systems)  
  • Ever Rodriguez, Chair at North Fair Oaks Community Council (sharing local vulnerable community perspectives)

Learning session participants will:

  1. Gain or re-gain clarity regarding our own carbon footprint as well as actions to reduce it further
  2. Become more informed as community members, givers and advocates about promising solutions and opportunities to make change locally and otherwise
  3. If you’d like, gain accountability partners / friends on this journey that can support your specific goals as individuals and change agents

Some realities:

Climate affects our diverse people and communities differently. Some have more vulnerabilities than others. While research shows that all Californians will likely endure more illness and be at greater risk of early death because of climate change, vulnerable populations that already experience the greatest adverse health impacts will be disproportionately affected.

According to The Climate Reality Project

  • About 85% of California’s more than 39 million residents live and work in coastal counties.
  • As sea levels rise in California more than the global average, nearly 30 million Californians could see our drinking water contaminated with salt.
  • 7 of California’s 10 largest modern wildfires have come in just the last 14 years.

There is hope and more to be done. In 2018, the California Air Resources Board shared that California hit its goal of bringing greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels four years ahead of schedule. While California is a leader in the US, our national per capita carbon footprint is still way above the rest of the world.  

It’s all interconnected. According to the Legislative Analyst’s Office 

  • California would need to start building 100,000 more housing units annually in coastal cities to mitigate the problems caused by sea-level rise.
  • Climate change’s effects are connected to other parts of our lives – including funding for public schools, property values, tax revenue and so much more.
  • San Francisco’s airport and other critical public infrastructure could face severe flooding and become useless in the coming years. 

We look forward to learning and doing together!



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