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Our Woodland Legacy Symposium

December 15 @ 8:30 am 2:30 pm

Trees, Land, and Climate impact our personal lives, the success of our home towns, and the future of our global community. Join us to hear from our world-class speakers and panelists and to network with environmentally-minded peers at the 2022 Our Woodland Legacy Symposium.

Keynote: Climate, Urban Forests, and Human Health

Kathleen Wolf, Ph.D., Research Social Scientist, University of Washington College of the Environment

Dr. Kathleen Wolf, one of our most popular keynoters, will bring her latest research and policy work concerning the intersections of climate, public health, and urban forestry.  Urban residents are at risk from a variety of climate stressors, which can cause both physical and mental harm.  Urban forests and tree cover play a critical role in helping cities address climate change, yet are also vulnerable to changes in climate, and therefore in need of robust strategies to adapt. Dr. Wolf teamed up with U.S. Forest Service climate scientists on a report that suggests urban forest strategies at all scales. Her presentation will introduce practical actions to address climate change in urban forest management, and promote human health and well-being through nature-based solutions.

Plus these topics and speakers:

Carbon Credits in 15 Minutes with Mark McPherson, Executive Director and Founder of City Forest Credits

Climate, Environmental Equity, and Public Health with Tamara Marcus, Sustainability Director for Linn County and Anne Carter, Health Equity Program Manager for Linn County Public Health

Panel Discussion on Local climate strategies and impacts

Breakout Sessions on Cities, Climate, and Carbon Credits (a “how-to” workshop) and Climate Actions for Homes, Neighborhoods and Organizations, plus Good Green News and more!

$10 – $85 Virtual and In-Person attendance rates (discounted for students and AmeriCorps members)
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Registration Closes on December 9!

Kirkwood Event Center

7725 Kirkwood Blvd SW
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52404 United States
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