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2020 One Tam Virtual Summit on Climate: Change and Resilience

2020 One Tam Virtual Summit on Climate: Change and Resilience

The 2020 One Tam Virtual Summit on Climate: Change and Resilience is almost here! Join us online every Thursday morning in October, 9 am-12 pm. We’ll explore a range of topics including climate change impacts here in Marin, what One Tam partners and others in Marin are doing, how we can scale solutions, intersections with public health, and how equity is a cross-cutting issue across these themes. And more. 

This page is your portal to the Summit. Below you'll find the event program, registration, companion events you also won't want to miss, and additional resources to help you go deeper on the Summit's themes. Click on each day below for more information. 

>>REGISTER HERE!

IMPORTANT: When you register, please select the dates you plan to attend - each date is a different session (see topics below). You will need to purchase a separate ticket for each session, but you can do it all at once. You do not have to attend all the sessions in order to participate. You will receive more information plus a link to join the summit online closer to the event. 

Mark your calendars now for the Summit’s five sessions, online every Thursday in October, 9 am–12 pm. You can view a preliminary program here - please  understand details may change. Topics by day are below - click for details:

Plus three special live sessions (click for details and to register):

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The One Tam Summit is a biannual program that brings together One Tam partner staff, scientists, students, and community members to learn about the health of Mt. Tam, where we need more information, and how we can all help protect the mountain. The Summits bring actionable research to land managers, and provides a forum for sharing information with each other and with interested stakeholders and community members. 

Schedule and Resources by Day

October 1: Setting the Stage: Marin’s Ecological and Social Climate

9:00: Welcome - Janet Klein, Community Science Program Director, One Tam 

9:10: Marin’s changing climate - Rosa Schneider, Senior Environmental Scientist, California State Parks 

9:40: Centering equity, history and community in discussion of climate change - José González, Founder, Latino Outdoors 

10:05: Climate, equity, and emergency response - Liz Darby, Social Equity Program and Policy Coordinator, Marin County; Angela Nicholson, Assistant County Administrator, Marin County 

10:30: Break

10:45: Culture and collaborative leadership - Kevin Wright, External Affairs Coordinator, Marin County Parks 

11:05: Equitable access to parks in the COVID-19 era - Melissa Jones, Executive Director, Bay Area Regional Health Inequities Initiatives 

11:30: Youth perspective (details coming soon) - LINC Alumni with Grecia Pacheco, Youth Program Manager, One Tam (see One Tam's Youth Programs page for more information on LINC)

12:15: Closing remarks

12:30: End

Building an inclusive climate movement:

Climate change science and communication:

  • California’s Climate Change Assessments contribute to the scientific foundation for understanding climate-related vulnerability at the local scale and informing resilience actions, while also directly informing State policies, plans, programs, and guidance, to promote effective and integrated action to safeguard California from climate change. Find the statewide, regional, and technical reports here, as well as mapping and visualization tools.
  • California Climate Action Day was Sept 24. Tune in for a day of in-depth conversations and panels about California’s actions to build a greener future.
  • Climate Adaptation: Managing the Effects of Climate Change in the Bay Area. In the fight against climate change, the Bay Area has two important responsibilities. We must reduce our carbon emissions through better regional planning, and we must prepare for some inevitable environmental change. SPUR's research and recommendations are laying the groundwork for how local governments can plan for both of these challenges.
  • National Network for Ocean and Climate Change Interpretation (NNOCCI). NNOCCI is launching a new training opportunity: The NNOCCI Crash Course! This is a 6-week, 25-hour, fee-based online course for any climate communicator interested in improving their communication skills. Learn more about the course here.
  • Borrowed Time: a podcast Series from the Mill Valley Library. Borrowed Time is the Library’s new initiative to combat climate change through a series of events, activities and actions throughout 2020 - including this podcast series.

Climate, Parks, and Health:

  • October 1-2, 2020: TOGETHER Bay Area’s Fall Forum. “Our need for connection, collaboration and resilience has never been greater. Right now we have the opportunity to transform how we live together and how we take care of urban, rural, natural and working lands. TOGETHER Bay Area will convene its first Fall Forum – building on 30 years of experience of convening – to facilitate meaningful conversations and catalyze the changes we need for healthy and resilient lands, people and communities.”
  • October 7, 11 am-12 pm: Special Live Session: Climate Change & Parks Q&A. Have more questions about the impacts of climate change in Marin and our parks? Ask Rosa Schneider, Senior Environmental Scientist with CA State Parks, and Laura Castellini, Sustainability Coordinator for the GGNRA, during a one-hour moderated Q&A session. Submit your questions when you register (it's free to attend!) Please note there will be no additional presentation at this session, so it’s highly recommended you attend Day 1 of the summit to gain a foundation first. Can’t attend Day 1? Check out the additional resources above.
  • October 27, 1-3 pm: Environmental Allies: A Conversation about Equity And Environmentalism. Registration coming soon!  Allies for Inclusion is holding a space to discuss the intersection of environmentalism and social justice, with the hopes of creating a more inclusive, equitable, and sustainable culture within our organizations and those who visit our parks. Please review the following materials prior to the session:
  • October 29, 1-3 pm: Environmental Allies: A Conversation about Equity And Environmentalism (second opportunity to join). Registration coming soon! Allies for Inclusion is holding a space to discuss the intersection of environmentalism and social justice, with the hopes of creating a more inclusive, equitable, and sustainable culture within our organizations and those who visit our parks.  Please review the materials listed under the first session before attending. 

October 8: Resilient Forests

9:00: Welcome

9:10: Changing conditions and vegetation in our National Parks  - Patrick Gonzalez Principal Climate Change Scientist, National Park Service

9:35: Short film and remarks: Here We Stand  - Teresa Baker, Founder and CEO, Outdoor Diversity Pledge

10:10 Identifying problems and solutions: the work of the One Tam partnership - Danny Franco Project Manager, Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy

10:30: Break

10:45: One Tam Forest Health Project: research update from MMWD - Richard Cobb, Assistant Professor, California Polytechnic State University

11:05: Understanding the 2020 fire season - Alison Forrestel, Chief of Natural Resource Management and Science, National Park Service, GGNRA

11:45: Connecting and caring in California’s redwood forests - Nicole Ardoin, Associate Professor & Faculty Director, Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources, Stanford University; Maria DiGiano, Senior Research Associate, Stanford University

12:15: Closing remarks 

12:20: End

 

 

 

  • Fire Safe Marin: Living With Fire Webinar Series. Wildfire preparedness education program with leading experts in wildfire preparedness, defensible space and landscaping, home hardening and building science, and evacuation preparedness. Delivered online in a 60 minute monthly webinar format with a new topic covered each month.

October 15: Changing Shorelines

9:00: Welcome

9:10: Sea level rise in Marin - Jeromy Lowe, Senior Environmental Scientist, San Francisco Estuary Institute

9:40: Perspectives from the Supervisor’s seat - Kate Sears, Supervisor, County of Marin

10:00: Fostering community resiliency during compounding crises - Coming Soon

10:30: Break

10:45: One Tam and sea level rise - Claire Mooney, Director of Projects, Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy

11:15: Youth-led workshop on sea level rise - LINC Alumni; Grecia Pacheco, Youth Programs Manager, One Tam

12:00: When the impossible becomes possible: lessons from coronavirus - Ben Grant, Urban Design Policy Director, SPUR

12:15: End

 

9:00: Welcome

9:10: Sea level rise in Marin - Jeromy Lowe, Senior Environmental Scientist, San Francisco Estuary Institute

9:40: Perspectives from the Supervisor’s seat - Kate Sears, Supervisor, County of Marin

10:00: Fostering community resiliency during compounding crises - Coming Soon

10:30: Break

10:45: One Tam and sea level rise - Claire Mooney, Director of Projects, Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy

11:15: Youth-led workshop on sea level rise - LINC Alumni; Grecia Pacheco, Youth Programs Manager, One Tam

12:00: When the impossible becomes possible: lessons from coronavirus - Ben Grant, Urban Design Policy Director, SPUR

12:15: End

 

October 22: Resilient Species

9:00: Welcome 

9:05: Climate, biodiversity, and resilience - Andrea Williams, Director of Plant Science, California Native Plant Society 

9:35: Statewide work to protect California species - Kim Tenggardjaja, Biodiversity Coordinator, California Department of Fish and Wildlife 

9:45: Species Spotlight 

  • Fish - Darren Fong, Acquatic Ecologist
  • Red-legged frogs - Kevin Weisman and Karla Marlow, Garcia & Associates 
  • Yellow-legged frogs - Kevin Weisman and Karla Marlow, Garcia & Associates 

10:15: Break

10:25: Species Spotlight:

  • Bats - Gabriel Reyes Biologist, United States Geological Survey 
  • Pollinators - Gretchen LeBuhn Professor, San Francisco State University 
  • Birds - Renee Cormier, Avian Ecologist, Point Blue
  • Plants - Rachel Kesel, Conservation Management Specialist, One Tam

11:05: Panel Conversation: What do you love about field work? - Lisette Arellano, Community Science Program Manager, One Tam; Sara Leon Guerrero, One Tam Community Science Program Assistant, One Tam; David Greenberger, Assistant Conservation Management Specialist, One Tam; Other panelists coming soon

11:50: A global perspective on technology, extinction and radical cooperation - Jorge Ahumada, Executive Director, Wildlife Insights at Conservation International 

12:15: End

 

 

 

October 29: Local Solutions

9:00: Welcome 

9:10: Why we need to think beyond parks - Ellie Cohen, CEO, The Climate Center 

9:45: Introduction to Drawdown Marin: 29 Solutions - Alex Porteshawver, Senior Sustainability Coordinator, Drawdown Marin

10:15: Break 

10:30: Biomass Recovery Pathways - Coming soon 

10:40: Marin Carbon Project -Coming soon

10:50: Micro Grids / Community Hubs - Coming soon

11:00: Water and Power: what’s the connection to climate change? - Coming soon 

11:15: Panel Conversation: How do opportunities for change arise? - Ellie Cohen CEO, The Climate Center; Alex Porteshawver, Senior Sustainability Coordinator, Drawdown Marin; Other panelists coming soon

12:00: Fire Safe Marin: living with increased fire risk - Coming soon

12:20: Getting involved and closing reflection 

12:30: End 

  • Drawdown: Marin. Community-driven campaign aligned with the approach of Project Drawdown, a global research organization working to “draw down” carbon emissions by researching and promoting viable climate solutions.
  • The Climate Center. Advocacy group working to rapidly reduce greenhouse gas pollution at scale, starting in California.
  • Marin Carbon Project. Helping landowners and land managers of Marin's agricultural ecosystems to serve as stewards of soil health and to undertake carbon farming to sequester carbon,  improve farm productivity, and enhance ecosystems.
  • Sunrise Movement. Sunrise is a movement of young people fighting to stop the climate crisis and create millions of good jobs in the process. Check out Marin's local hub on facebook or find your local hub here.
  • County of Marin: Climate and Adaptation. Community development agency taking action for climate in Marin County. Explore their online resources to find an interactive map showing progress of Marin communities on different metrics of climate action, and discover programs available to help community members save energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Marin Community Choice Energy. Provides Clean energy options for Marin residents, including 60% renewable 100% California-produced renewable, and 100% locally-produced solar.