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Friday, October 19 • 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Climate Change, Natural Disasters and Community Resilience
Call it the “new normal” or the “long emergency,” but there’s no question we’re living in an unstable climate-changed world. The increased frequency and scale of natural disasters pose one of the greatest challenges we face. Leaders from three different communities currently in the process of responding to different types of natural disasters will share their stories and their strategies to build communities that are both resilient and socially just. Hosted by Trathen Heckman, Executive Director of Petaluma’s Daily Acts. With Sigrid Wright, Executive Director of Santa Barbara’s Community Environmental Council; Estrella Santiago Perez, Environmental Affairs Manager of Puerto Rico’s ENLACE. 

Workshop Speakers
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Trathen Heckman

Trathen Heckman, founder/Director of the NGO, Daily Acts (dedicated to “helping people and groups reclaim the power of their actions to regenerate self, nature and community”), serves on the boards of Transition U.S. and the California Water Efficiency Partnership and is on the... Read More →
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Estrella Santiago Perez

Estrella D. Santiago Pérez, J.D., is the Environmental Affairs Manager for the Corporación del Proyecto ENLACE del Caño Martín Peña, a groundbreaking urban land trust project, which has organized a large, hitherto disenfranchised “informal” settlement in a polluted section... Read More →
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Sigrid Wright

Sigrid Wright, CEO of the Community Environmental Council, a California solutions-based nonprofit, is also a Commissioner for the Santa Barbara County Commission for Women, serves on the steering committee of the Central Coast Climate Collaborative and the Central Coast Climate Justice... Read More →


Friday October 19, 2018 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Manzanita Room