Dec 08, 2017
Public Invited to Neighborhood Climate and Health Forum on Dec. 11
Event includes collaborative conversations around health and community resiliency to climate change
DENVER — Denver Department of Public Health & Environment (DDPHE) is hosting Resilient Denver: Building Healthy Communities to Withstand Climate Change on Dec. 11 from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at the Posner Center for International Development (1031 33rd St). The free forum will focus on topics related to sustainability, environmentalism and public health, specifically, how to support community-driven climate adaptations, how to identify inequitable impacts of climate change, and how to access resources for communities seeking to bolster climate resilience.
The event is funded by a grant from the Public Health Institute’s Center for Climate Change and Health for the Denver Neighborhood Climate and Health project. This project improves health and community resiliency by enabling partnerships to assess current vulnerabilities, as well as coordinate and prioritize interventions in the most disparate areas.
This forum engages multiple stakeholders in collaborative actions to improve Denver’s climate resilience. Speakers include representatives from National Jewish Health, Denver Public Health, University of Colorado Consortium on Climate and Health, The Trust for Public Land and Grid Alternatives.
DDPHE is leading Denver’s efforts to address climate change and protect public health. For more information about Denver’s efforts to address climate change, visit www.denvergov.org/80x50.