A free workshop on climate resiliency will prepare you for climate resiliency discussions within your organization and industry, while helping researchers gain valuable insights about organizational and community resiliency. Workshops are divided by industry and will include a seminar and facilitated dialogue. CEU credits available for some industries.

Interested participants will have the opportunity to work with researchers for the National Research Network for Sustainable Climate Risk Management and receive ongoing support from WMSBF project coordinators to help you identify vulnerabilities within your organization.

These events are intended to educate local organizations on climate resiliency as well as develop interest and identify programming needs for the West Michigan Climate Resiliency Summit to be held in Grand Rapids in October 2014.

RSVP to Daniel Schoonmaker at 616.422.7963 or climate@wmsbf.org

Food & Farming
Tuesday, April 29
9 am – 11:30 am
Heart of West Michigan United Way

Tourism, Recreation & Hospitality
Tuesday, April 29
1 pm – 3:30 pm
Heart of West Michigan United Way

Built Environment & Facilities Management (Commercial & Industrial)
Friday, May 9
1 pm – 3:30 pm
Rockford Construction

Residential Built Environment
Wednesday, May 14   (Postponed)
9 am – 11:30 am
Rockford Construction

Healthcare Facilities & Operations
Thursday, May 22
9 am – 11:30 am
Heart of West Michigan United Way

Community Health, Social Services & Emergency Response
Thursday, May 22
1 pm – 3:30 pm
Heart of West Michigan United Way

 

Locations:

Grand Valley Metro Council, 678 Front Ave NW Suite 200, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

Heart of West Michigan United Way, 118 Commerce Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Rockford Construction, 601 First Street NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504obinson Road S.E., Grand Rapids, MI 49506