Rise Up & Drawdown - A Climate Change Solutions Conference

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9/25/19 8:30 am AST
Devos Place - Ball Room A
303 Monroe Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI
United States
Contact: Wendy Berg
On September 25, 2019 the Michigan Community will come together in Grand Rapids to offer local solutions and opportunities for engagement on the important subject of climate change. The stakes have never been higher and will require action at every scale and across every sector. We’ll begin the day learning from our state and local government leaders who will confirm the direction of our mitten state followed by a keynote presentation from Paul Hawken, who is shifting the larger global conversation on climate change from “doom and gloom” to a sense of opportunity, possibility, and hope for the future. Next we’ll engage in local solutions. Would you like to support policy advancement? Perhaps you’d like to advance clean energy? Or maybe you’d like to learn how we can reduce food waste? Increase mass transit? Build and operate sustainable buildings? There will be something for everyone. Finally you’ll be encouraged to act locally. The solutions to climate change exist and are economically viable. Human beings have a history of solving complex problems and we will rise to the challenge. The cost of inaction is catastrophic and no change is too small. We are in this together and together we will prevail creating a socially just world focused on human health, security and prosperity.