Planning to attend the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco?
Join members of the Women’s Environmental Network, the Women’s Alliance for Climate Justice (WACJ), American Society of Adaptation Professionals (ASAP) and friends to attend the Climate March this Saturday, September 8th at 10am at Embarcadero Plaza.
Meet us outside Gott’s Roadside restaurant at the Ferry building between 9:30-9:45am (it’s probably a good idea to take transit and leave extra time to get there).
Here’s more info about the event: https://peoplesclimate.org.
Interested in attending other events? Below are some that our board members are planning to attend!
>> Climate Change in My Lifetime – September 7, 2018
Ahead of the Global Climate Action Summit, people worldwide will gather for a day of action, calling for greater climate action and rapid and fair phase-out of fossil fuels. As part of the days of action prior to the Summit, WWF is hosting a panel of four young people from across the United States to discuss the impacts of climate change they’ve experienced in their lifetime. From Puerto Rico to Alaska and Louisiana to California, these environmentalists will give their personal accounts of hurricanes taking an exceptional toll; entire villages relocating due to sea ice melt; levee systems repeatedly failing against rising flood waters; and intensifying wildfires leveling entire communities. They’ll also share how they’re taking action against climate change—and what their peers can do to help lead the charge.
>> Love Our City Event, September 8, 2018
San Francisco is one of the most beautiful cities in the world and it takes teamwork to keep it looking good. On September 8, we’ll make a community-wide push to improve our neighborhoods – with a goal of keeping the momentum going. Every day.
>> Ocean Clean-up Siphon, September 8, 2018
Watch the truly amazing Ocean Cleanup Project tow out to sea, under the Golden Gate Bridge, it’s multimillion dollar garbage trap as it gets tested before being sent to the Pacific Garbage Patch. Boyon Slat is a wonder-kid from the Netherlands who is the brainchild and a fundraiser extraordinaire.
More info: https://www.theoceancleanup.com/system001/
>> San Francisco Green Film Festival – September 8 & 9
California Premiere – Famed Indigenous activist Madonna Thunder Hawk and her daughter Marcella are highlighted in this uplifting documentary about an indomitable spirit undeterred by age or government apathy. From the rise of the American Indian Movement (AIM) to the Wounded Knee incident of 1973, and most recently the North Dakota Access Pipeline protest, WARRIOR WOMEN rekindles the memories and long-standing legacy of the Red Power movement’s matriarchs. (Elizabeth A. Castle and Christina D. King, USA, 2018, 67 min)Expected guests: Directors Elizabeth Castle and Christina King; film’s subjects Marcella Gilbert and Madonna Thunder Hawk
Date: Saturday, September 8
Location: Cowell Theater at Fort Mason Center
Film Website: https://www.warriorwomenfilm.com/
STROOP: JOURNEY INTO THE RHINO HORN WAR
** Note: 8 tickets are available for WEN members at will-call window
USA Premiere – In Africa and Asia, two filmmakers embed themselves on the front-lines of a species genocide when they are given exclusive access to the enforcement aspect of the war for rhino horn. From rangers, pilots and K9 units patrolling national parks to elite police units raiding wildlife trafficking dens… they find themselves in some hair-raising situations. (Susan Scott, South Africa, 2018, 120 min)
Expected guests: Director Susan Scott; Producer/Journalist Bonné de Bod
Date: Sunday, September 9
Location: Cowell Theater at Fort Mason Center
>> Human Mandala – September 9, 2018
On September 9, 2018, we invite you to join us at Crissy Field for an immersive flash mob experience where we’ll co-create an iconic visual message to the world that will be filmed from the sky. This artistic ritual will be fueled by people power as we share our collective intention to manifest a regenerative future. This co-created symbol is a message to world leaders of all levels that the climate has changed and so must we.
>> ASAP Networking – Global Climate Action Summit Affiliate Event – September 10, 2018
At the Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS), the U.S. Climate Alliance, initiated in part by California Governor Jerry Brown will rally political and community support for a wide range of public and business community actions to address the threats posed by climate change. Please join us for an official GCAS Affiliate Event hosted by the San Francisco Bay Area Hub of the American Society of Adaptation Professionals and sponsored by Ecology and Environment, Inc. Gather in the Barrel Room’s Speakeasy with leaders from the diverse fields and sectors that make up our profession, swap stories with old friends and make new contacts.
>> Women’s Assembly for Climate Justice: Women Leading Solutions on the Frontlines of Climate Change – September 11, 2018
‘Women’s Assembly for Climate Justice: Women Leading Solutions on the Frontlines of Climate Change’, will be an extraordinary gathering of women leaders from across the United States and around the world, joined in solidarity to speak out against environmental and social injustice, draw attention to root causes of the climate crisis, and present the diverse array of visions and strategies with which they are working to shape a healthy and equitable world.
>> Women’s Assembly for Climate Justice – SF Bay Area & Live Online – September 11, 2018
Join the Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN) International on September 11th, 2018 for ‘Women’s Assembly for Climate Justice: Women Leading Solutions on the Frontlines of Climate Change’ – an extraordinary gathering of women leaders from across the United States and around the world, joined in solidarity to speak out against environmental and social injustice, draw attention to root causes of the climate crisis, and present the diverse array of visions and strategies with which they are working to shape a healthy and equitable world.
>> Carbon Smart Building Day – September 11, 2018
What: A conference that will inspire you to lead the built environment toward Net Zero Carbon, and equip you with the latest tools, resources and programs to help your firm thrive in a Net Zero Carbon future.
Who: Architects, structural engineers, contractors, real estate developers, materials manufacturers and policy makers who aspire to reduce the carbon footprint of their projects and make the building industry a big part of the solution to climate change.
Why: The built environment is the largest contributor to climate change. It could become a massive carbon sink and source for good, if building industry professionals collaborate effectively to make new buildings zero net carbon in their materials, construction and operation, retrofit existing buildings to be carbon neutral in their operation, and ensure that the built environment fosters healthy, thriving communities.
More info: http://carbonsmartbuilding.org/
>> American Forests Reception to Kick Off the Global Climate Action Summit – September 11, 2018
We hope you’ll join American Forests for a special reception to kick off the Global Climate Action Summit. The reception is hosted by Jad Daley, American Forests President & CEO, and Bill Bohnett, American Forests Board member.
>> Accelerating Climate Action: A Workshop for Community, Business and Education Leaders – September 11, 2018
This workshop will be a forum for community, business, and education leaders to showcase and explore models that build social will and capacities needed to assist communities and businesses in reaching the net zero emissions by 2050 needed to achieve the Paris Agreement’s aspiration for a 1.5 degree world. Participants will work together to develop options for integrating climate change education, community engagement, and workforce development activities into local climate action plans with the goal of accelerating and supporting place-based climate solutions.
>> Forests, Food & Land Day: Meeting the 30×30 Challenge – September 12, 2018
Forests, Food and Land Day at the Global Climate Action Summit will bring together farmers and ranchers, foresters, chefs, Indigenous Peoples, business leaders, elected officials, investors, artists, citizens and more who are working to fight climate change. Together, we will showcase our progress and ambition toward meeting the 30×30 Forests, Food and Land Challenge and the goals of the Paris Agreement.
>> The Cost of Coal Film Festival – September 13, 2018
As leaders and people from around the world come to San Francisco for the climate summit, we want to shine a light on the populations across the globe who are affected by coal development, and on the grassroots environmental activists who are fighting for change. We’ll be showing short films on this topics and also have a panel discussion with filmmakers and activists. There are also free beverages (wine, beer, kombucha, water) and appetizers served.
More info on the short films being screened: https://www.pacificenvironment
>> Climate Action is Female Panel – September 14, 2018
Climate solutions are bubbling up on the local level, often led by women leaders. This panel discussion will highlight the groundbreaking work of women taking action on climate change at the local level, including mayors, community activists, and other women leaders.
>> The Northern Forests: Defusing a Global Carbon Bomb and Conserving an Essential Climate Mitigation Tool – September 14, 2018
A panel of experts and environmental leaders will discuss the critical role the world’s northern forests play in mitigating climate change via carbon storage and carbon dioxide removal. Panelists will discuss issues pertaining primarily to the global boreal forest, which covers large portions of Canada, Russia, Scandinavia, and Alaska. Issues covered will range from region-specific climate and conservation advocacy to ongoing and planned scientific study to current and future stressors and threats faced by these massive forested areas.
The global boreal forest is one of the most carbon-dense biomes, on an acre-by-acre scale, in the world and is particularly important for holding carbon in place in its soils, wetlands, and peatlands. Despite playing a critical role in the regulation of the global climate, the design and impact of policies applied to this forest are often disconnected from or overlooked in subnational and national climate action plans. We plan for panelists to discuss strategies for conservation, management, adaptation, and regeneration–all of which come with associated climate benefits–and space will also be made to discuss current and future threats.