The 2019 Earth Day conference of the Nelson Institute at Monona Terrace focused on "Stories from a Changing World". Key note speakers were Robin Bronin of the Alaska Institute for Justice, Yolanda Joab-Mori, a climate activist of Micronesia, and Dan Vimont of the UW Center for Climatic Research.They helped the audience understand the life changing effects of climate change by telling stories of indicviduals and communities in which they live. Presenters in the break-out sessions also included stories to shed light on issues relating to resiliency, adaption, environmental leadership, problem solving through video gaming, global health, diets, and wildlife adaptations.
The Friends and Preserve Staff were one of 50 exhibitors, joining other area environmental and climate change related organizations. Breaks between session were times for networking among colleagues and sharing about the Preserve with visitors. .Bryn Scriver and Adam Gundlach represented the Preserve, Gisela Kutzbach, Doris Dubielzig and Steve Sentoff represented the Friends. Photos Bryn Scriver.
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