Starting Date: 10-19-2009
Starting Time: 10:00am
Ending Date: 10-28-2009
Baltimore, Maryland 21231
United StatesYou are invited to join the EcoRes Forum from 19-28 October 2009 for "Climate Change and You: Putting a Face on Global Warming,” the third and final in this series of Internet-based discussions.
Much of what one hears about climate destabilization focuses on distant places and populations – seemingly surreal stories of submerging islands,
earthquakes and flooding in faraway lands, polar bears on a distant ice floe. All of these scenarios are real. All of them are deadly serious. Yet there’s a
very real, very tangible personal side to climate change that some of us have failed to fully consider. Climate change is happening, but not just to “others.” Climate change is happening to me. It’s happening to you.
How will these changes affect our lives, our livelihoods, our health, our children’s future? What personal choices and actions might we make to offset further change? How can we prepare for the changes we’re already
locked into? Are there linkages between the personal, ecological, economical, social, and spiritual aspects of these changes that we have as yet overlooked? If we are the ones we have been looking for, if the answers to this challenge lie within us, what are the opportunities, responsibilities, and implications of this time, this Great Turning?
With registrants from over 90 countries, this event offers each participant a unique opportunity to share your work with global citizens from all walks of
life, from concerned individuals to academics and activists, from community leaders to UN, World Bank, and IPCC representatives. We invite you to join us in this final gathering of the EcoRes Forum, as we strive to empower
participants by sharing knowledge, exploring common interests, and working together to chart our path forward.
This final e-conference will have a dual platform, with discussions ongoing via both email and online boards. Conversations take place 24/7, as Special Guests and Participants take part at their convenience from around the world. Proposals for self-directed breakout discussions on related subjects may be
submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org. Each selected presentation will be provided with a unique webpage and unlimited discussions threads within the Forum website, with limited server space provided for presentation materials. Deadline for proposals: 21 September 2009
For more information or to register for the October event, please visit the EcoRes Forum at http://www.eco-res.org.
Geographical Scope: International