We are a force of Nature. As we change the Elements, the Elements change us.
For millennia, many civilizations thought that earth, air, fire, and water were the primary forces—the elements—of Nature. Now, humanity itself has its own elemental power. We have created the Anthropocene.
From the producers of “Chasing Ice,” environmental photographer and filmmaker James Balog captures the lives of everyday Americans on the front lines of Climate Change. The Human Element’s coast-to-coast series of stories will inspire us to reevaluate our relationship with the natural world. Watch the trailer: www.youtube.com/watch?v=k34FhplukXQ&feature=youtu.be
Popcorn, other snacks and networking, 6:30-6:45pm, program starts at 6:45, at the Environmental Center.
The effects of climate change are visible all around us, and we know that our wilderness areas and wild rivers are no exception. Although some public lands were originally established for resource extraction (like forestry and mining), we are now learning that they have immense value as tools to moderate climate change.
This conference is sponsored by the Great Old Broads for Wilderness, to explore both how climate change is affecting public lands and how public lands can mitigate climate change. It will examine these relationships through several lenses, including our forests' and deserts' carbon-storing potential, wildlife habitat, and Central Oregon’s unique water cycle.
Topics will include Forest Defense is Climate Defense, Climate Change & Wildlife, Climate Change and Waterways, Be the Beaver and How Volunteers are Saving Streams from Climate Change, with discussion, Q&A, advocacy, tabling and exhibits.
As we look forward to creating a more climate-resilient future, considering the role that public lands play is imperative. Join us for this unique conversation. Supporting organizations are Oregon Wild, the Juniper Group Sierra Club, ONDA, Vocal Seniority, Central Oregon Landwatch.
$10 donation to cover expenses requested. At Trinity Episcopal Church, St. Helens Hall, 231 NW Idaho, Bend, OR. (Please enter from St. Helens Place.) Registration required, paste in browser: signupgenius.com/go/30e044caba929abf85-climate