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Preparing for climate change in the Upper Delaware region


ELDRED, NY — The Sullivan Alliance for Sustainable Development (SASD), the NACL Theatre, the Town of Highland and other community sponsors will present a two-day climate change symposium, “Visions for a Sustainable Future: Harnessing the Power of Science, Art and Community,” on Saturday, February 15 and Sunday, February 16 at Highland Senior Center, 725 State Rte. 55 beginning at 9 a.m. each day.

Three panel discussions include “What is the weather telling us?” which will examine the science, the evidence and the implications of climate change; “How do we define ‘sustainability?’” which includes a look at what are the biggest challenges to change; and “What is our new model? How do we build a sustainable way of life?”

More than two dozen mostly local panelists come from a wide variety of fields—from energy, public health, farming and environmental experts, artists, architects, municipal government officials and more.

The symposium is free and open to the public, but attendees are asked to pre-register via email at sasdonline@gmail.com. Childcare is offered on Saturday at the NACL House at 110 Highland Lake Rd. by contacting tannis@nacl.org. Attendees are urged to bring a potluck dish or other food to share. The symposium hours end Saturday at 5 p.m., Sunday at 1 p.m.