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Heidi Roop helps to Launch the Climate-Ready Gardens Community Engagement Toolkit

Hosted by the MN Master Gardener Volunteer Program

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Wednesday, September 21, 2022, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

MCAP Director, Dr. Heidi Roop, will give a talk on observed and expected climate impacts in the Midwest and Minnesota and highlight actions already underway across the region to prepare for climate change during this event to launch the Climate Change Community Engagement Toolkit Training for Master Gardener Volunteers. 


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September MCAP Webinar - Mental Health & Climate Change: Adaptation strategies from the counselor to the community

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September 20, 2022 Noon to 1:00 p.m. CT

Join MCAP Climate Resilience Researcher Brenda Hoppe along with colleagues Leah Prussia (College of St. Scholastica) and Christie Manning (Macalester College) to learn about the mental health risks of climate change and community-based strategies to create "active hope," positive engagement, and effective solutions. 


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August MCAP Webinar - Reducing Carbon Emissions from Buildings: A Systems Approach

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August 16, 2022 Noon to 1:00 p.m. CT

Elizabeth Turner and Imani Mosher from Precipitate will share their approach to reducing carbon emissions in the built environment.



 

MCAP News

2023 Minnesota Climate Adaptation Awards Call for Nominations Now Open

October 5, 2022

The University of Minnesota Climate Adaptation Partnership is now accepting nominations for the 2023 Minnesota Climate Adaptation Awards. These awards celebrate exceptional achievements in leadership, education, research, policies, and practices that improve resilience or climate justice through the development, advancement, or implementation of climate adaptation strategies.


CFANS-MCAP Insights Survey Shows 76% of Minnesotans Concerned about Climate Change

October 3, 2022

A new CFANS and MCAP Insights survey finds 76% of Minnesota residents are concerned about climate change, especially potential impacts to our lakes and rivers. But, many respondents (56%) are hopeful that we will do enough to reduce the most severe impacts of climate change. 


MCAP Work in Climate Resilience and Agriculture Guided by Lived Experiences

September 30, 2022

This essay by Greg Klinger shares his own recent experiences with extreme winter conditions in Rochester, MN and how those experiences are guiding his work as the first MCAP Climate Resilience Extension Educator. 


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