Climate Convergence Conference
Mark your calendar!
Where: George Stevens Academy, Blue Hill, Maine
When: July 20, 2019 - all day
Even as seas rise against the shores, another great tide is beginning to rise – a tide of outrage against the pillage of the planet, a tide of commitment to justice and human rights, a swelling affirmation of moral responsibility to the future and to Earth’s fullness of life. - from Great Tide Rising by Kathleen Dean Moore
The conference will bring together dozens of organizations from a variety of sectors: environmental, conservation, business, education, food producers, health, social justice, marine, and spiritual.
Together, we will:
- Explore the current state of earth’s health with acclaimed Climatologists
- Gain insights into re-framing the public Climate Change narrative
- Explore the problem of climate-related anxiety with Psychologists
- Demonstrate the validity and value of science-based climate policy
All people struggling against varieties of injustice - racism, poor education, violence, gender issues, pollution, poor health care, income inequality, etc. - will be affected disproportionately by climate chaos. The necessity of recognizing the commonality of our causes in the face of climate change mirrors the necessity of recognizing our common humanity.
We will be posting more information as we approach the conference date. Online registration (not yet available) will be required. So check back here often for more details.
Do you want to be a co-sponsor of this event? Go here to learn more about our "convergence" vision and how to join.
Organizer's early notes on development of the conference's vision and goals.
Partial list of expert presenters (a more detailed list will follow)
More background information on RFS climate change focus/events to date