Resilient Erie Stewardship Summit

November 15 at 8:00 am

CRANE’s fifth Annual Summit will highlight all the great projects happening in Erie County to adapt to or mitigate local impacts from climate change in our community. Reminded by the recent hurricane activity which affected Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico that all communities need to be resilient to climate change, we will showcase the current research and acts of local stewardship our community is taking to build a more Resilient Erie.

Keynote Speaker - Sr. Pat Lupo, OSB

Sr. Pat will share the importance of educating our youth from her extensive experience directing student projects, which have impacted our community in a positive way. She will share how her students' projects have made us more resilient, by preventing pollutants from reaching our lake & protecting ourselves from other hazardous storm events.

When: November 15, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Where: Tom Ridge Environmental Center, Room 112, Erie PA

Featured Presentations Include:
BELONG Program – Erie City School District
BELONG utilizes experiential & project based learning to prepare students to address the challenges of our rapidly changing climate. Highlights include vegetable gardens, watershed projects, recycling & composting, and energy use, across all grade levels. BELONG supports a #ResilientErie by engaging young residents on core principles like food, water, waste and energy, which will become increasingly more volatile as a result of our changing climate.

SolarRevolution – John Purvis is making Erie more resilient one photovoltaic at a time! John has developed solar energy systems for Emergency Preparedness applications, in response to increased extreme weather events.