EcoLeague member, Dickinson College, to Host Campus and Community Workshop on Climate Resilience

Event Aims To Foster Collaboration And Discussion On Climate Risks, Resilience Strategies And Actionable Priorities

Dickinson will host an interactive event on climate risks and responses in Cumberland County. The Campus & Community Workshop on Climate Resilience will take place Friday, Dec. 15, from 2-5 p.m. in the Allison Hall Community Room. It is free and open to the public. All participants will be entered into a drawing for door prizes, and snacks and beverages will be served. The registration deadline is Dec. 12, when all participants will receive an email with the program and additional information. Registration can be completed online.

The collaborative workshop, led by students in the Baird Sustainability Fellows program, aims to foster collaboration and discussion on climate risks, resilience strategies and actionable priorities in the region. In the face of escalating climate challenges, the workshop provides a platform for residents, businesses and other stakeholders to collectively address the impact of severe weather on health, the economy, infrastructure, agriculture and the environment. By incorporating community input, the event seeks to develop thoughtful plans that mitigate risks and build resilience.

Dickinson is a noted leader in sustainability. For the second year in a row, Dickinson has earned the top position among baccalaureate institutions in the prestigious Sustainable Campus Index, a publication of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). Newsweek recently named Dickinson one among “Seven of the Greenest College Campuses in the U.S.” The Princeton Review ranked the college fifth in the nation on its list of “Top 50 Green Colleges” and named the institution to its annual “Green Honor Roll.” Other sustainability achievements include being one of the first 10 colleges in the U.S. to reach carbon neutrality and joining the Second Nature Climate Leadership Resilience Commitment.

Originally published by Dickinson College. Written by Craig Layne.