Title

2012 Climate Change Community Forum

Event Start DateThursday, February 23, 2012
Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice, Conference Room B
Event Start Time12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Message

Hear the latest findings on what San Diegans think about climate change.

Join a diverse group of professionals to learn about findings from recent public opinion research and share your thoughts on how to best improve climate literacy in the San Diego region. Attend one of two community forums hosted by the San Diego Regional Climate Education Partnership on Thursday, February 23, 2012, 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. or Friday, February 24, 2012, 8:00 – 10:00 a.m.

Registration

The event is free, but reservations are required to attend.

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The Partnership conducted a public opinion survey among San Diego residents to better understand their views on climate change. The survey found that San Diegans believe climate change is happening, and poses significant threats, but is not necessarily a top-of-mind issue. The Partnership also interviewed regional leaders regarding their views on climate change and its effects on the San Diego region. The interviews found that while the majority of the region's leadership is concerned about the impacts of climate change, most do not consider other leaders to share the same concern.

These county-wide surveys are part of a project to develop a program for climate change education in San Diego County. Information gathered in this forum will inform a Strategic Plan to better communicate to San Diego leaders and residents about climate science and climate change impacts.

Parking

Parking has been reserved for you in the West Structure parking lot. Enter campus from the West Entrance on "Marina Way." Stop at the information kiosk and tell the attendant that you are attending the San Diego Regional Climate Education Partnership Community Forum. The attendant will assign a parking space number and direct you to the West Structure parking lot. Take a short walk up the hill, or take the shuttle, to the Kroc Institute of Peace and Justice (first building on the right) and find Conference Room B on the first floor.

About the San Diego Regional Climate Education Partnership

With the support from the National Science Foundation, the San Diego Regional Climate Education Partnership developed a project to assess the current state of climate change knowledge in the San Diego County region and to develop strategies that could improve this knowledge. The partnership includes a team of local scientists from the University of San Diego, California State University San Marcos, and Scripps Institution of Oceanography, as well as representation from The San Diego Foundation and The Steve Alexander Group.

This project is funded by a National Science Foundation Award. # ANT - 1043435

ContactSan Diego Regional Climate Education Partnership | climate@sandiego.edu | (619) 260-2281
Web Addresswww.sandiego.edu/climate