Community Forum on Environmental Issues

  • 05 Oct 2017
  • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Johnson County KS Arts and Heritage Center 8788 Metcalf Ave, Overland Park, Kansas

Crisis in Cowtown? Coping with Climate Change 

The impacts from changing climate are already occurring in our region and will continue to impact our communities even with the most aggressive mitigation efforts. Two factors—temperature and rainfall—will combine to produce conditions that will challenge our metro area’s infrastructure, as well as health and social institutions, in ways both predictable and surprising. 

Join us for the 16th annual Community Environmental Forum as we explore how to keep Kansas City among the most vibrant and livable metropolitan areas in the nation. How will we adapt? What kind of planning is already underway? Projects such as a new airport, stormwater management systems, and home improvements need to consider the impact of climate on infrastructure. Health care systems will need to deal with new diseases caused by higher temperatures and wetter conditions.

Our expert panel will review the latest data, discuss the coming environmental challenges, and harness that fabled midwestern pragmatism to consider our options and step forward with an action plan.

$20 per person, includes hearty local appetizers, exhibits and a panel of experts

SPONSORING ORGANIZATIONS: Kansas Natural Resources Council, Sierra Club Kansas Chapter/Kanza Group, JOCO Environmental Advocates

For more information contact: Thomas O’Brien, JOCO Environmental Advocates, 913-203-5160

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