Saturday, October 28, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 2:30 PM EDT
Mario Umana Academy, 312 Border Street, East Boston, MA 02128
Please visit the link below to register.
Climate change brings the threat of sea-level rise, damaging floods, warming temperatures, and changing storm patterns, which are increasingly posing a threat to East Boston. Our diverse and vibrant peninsular community is poised to experience these threats in a big way. Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Sandy are teaching us that large urban centers can suffer loss of life and severe property damage. Personal and institutional preparedness are necessary in the face of these increasing challenges.
The City of Boston and other City/State agencies are making plans to protect East Boston, our people, our businesses, and our community. NOAH is working closely with the City and various agencies so that plans make sense for East Boston. As part of our efforts, we will be organizing and hosting the first-ever East Boston Climate Summit on October 28, 2017.
Come and learn what planning is in the works, what still needs to be done, and what you can do to participate in shaping future plans. Residents, agencies, and businesses can advise the City and agencies by participating in this unique event. Mayor Marty Walsh, a national climate change leader, is our invited speaker along with Oscar A. Chacón, co-founder and executive director of Alianza Americas. Alianza Americas is an immigrant serving organization. Our elected local representatives will also be speaking. There will be a variety of interesting workshops to attend.
East Boston's first-ever Climate Summit is an opportunity for us to get facts and then to work together-agencies, departments, neighborhood groups, small businesses, residents-so that we can preserve East Boston for ourselves, our children, and generations to come.
It's FREE! All are invited.
Contact Gabriela Boscio (email@example.com) or Melinda Vega (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information or to participate.