Redesigning Our Communities for Life After Fossil Fuels

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A series of virtual and in-person community events
in 6 locations in the U.S. and Canada

Coming 2024

SIXTH Event: TORONTO


About this Series

Biodiversity for a Livable Climate has partnered with the Post Carbon Institute and many local community groups to bring you a series of events on transitioning our communities to manage our ecological crises. These events are taking place virtually on Zoom and in-person at community events in 6 locations throughout the U.S. and Canada.

The purpose of this series is to educate leaders and other residents in each community on our predicament of declining energy resources, the power that restoring ecosystems and biodiversity has to stop wildfires, drought, flooding, and cool the temperatures, the urgent need to grow and distribute more food locally, and the strategies local leaders are using to redesign our communities for life after fossil fuels.

The fifth installation in our series is this Fall 2023 with community leaders from Corvallis, Oregon and the surrounding region. Our past four events have elevated the forward thinking work of diverse community leaders in and around Cleveland, Los Angeles, Kansas City and Montgomery County, Maryland.

In Part 1, our virtual event on Zoom, local leaders from Oregon will join Keynote speaker Richard Heinberg, author and senior fellow at the Post Carbon Institute, and national leaders from Biodiversity for a Livable Climate (Bio4Climate), to share their expertise, resources, and practical solutions to build resilience for these rapidly changing times.

Then join us for Part 2 at local Community Engagement Events hosted in or near Corvallis, Oregon. Learn strategies for increasing resilience, help out with a community project, and build practical skills so you can replicate these projects at home and in your neighborhood.

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Past Events

FIFTH Event: OREGON

Author Richard Heinberg, Oregon State University Permaculture Instructor Andrew Millison, and other Oregon leaders will explore our predicament of declining energy resources, the power that restoring ecosystems has to reduce wildfires and cool the temperatures, the urgent need to grow our food locally, and the strategies local community leaders are using to redesign our communities.

FOURTH Event: CLEVELAND

Leaders from Cleveland joined us to share their expertise, resources, and practical solutions. See our speakers and the topics we discussed:

Part 1: Virtual Event – March 25, 2023
with local leaders from Cleveland

Part 2: Stay tuned for Community Engagement Events
hosted in or near Cleveland

Now Available – Recording of the Main Session Panel Discussion:

Redesigning Our Communities for After Fossil Fuels – Cleveland – March 25, 2023


Third Event: LOS ANGELES

Leaders from Los Angeles joined us to share their expertise, resources, and practical solutions. See our speakers and the topics we discussed:

Part 1: Virtual Event – January 21, 2023
with local leaders from Los Angeles

Part 2: Stay tuned for Community Engagement Events
hosted in or near Los Angeles

Now Available – Recording of the Main Session Panel Discussion:

Untapped Wisdom on Mitigating Natural Disasters and
Rapidly Increasing Local Food Production

Stay tuned for other video recordings and slide presentations, which will be posted soon.


Second Event: KANSAS CITY

Leaders from Kansas City joined us to share their expertise, resources, and practical solutions. See our speakers and the topics we discussed:

Part 1: Virtual Event – November 12, 2022
with local leaders from Kansas City

Part 2: Community Engagement Events
in or near Kansas City

Stay tuned for the video recordings and slide presentations, which will be posted soon.


Inaugural Event: MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MARYLAND

Leaders from Montgomery County, Maryland joined us to share their expertise, resources, and practical solutions. See our speakers and the topics we discussed:

Part 1: Virtual Event – September 10, 2022
with local leaders from Montgomery County, Maryland

Part 2: Community Engagement Events
in or near Montgomery County, Maryland

Stay tuned for the video recordings and slide presentations, which will be posted soon.