Climate change has a deep and long-lasting effect on the environment and livelihoods worldwide. More and more countries acknowledge that culture, conservation and resilience have become ideas that transcend borders and inspire innovative, preventive, and adaptive solutions, which in many cases come from indigenous communities. Without them - the original owners and guardians of the Earth - and local actions, our planet’s further degradation will be unavoidable. How can you become a Champion for Nature? This and other questions will be raised and discussed in this dialogue with community leaders and experts from South and North America.
- Albert Chan Dzul (a Maya from the municipality of Sanahcat in the Mexican Yucatán), Coordinator, U Yich Lu’um
- Ron Goode, Tribal Chairman, North Fork Mono Tribe
- Patricia Nenquihui, President, Association of Waorani Women of Ecuador
Moderator: Alejandro Ibarra Salgado, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer from HIVOS - All Eyes on the Amazon (AEA) and Amazon Indigenous Health Route (AIR) Programs
This call-to-action has been made in urban and rural communities throughout the Americas and many people are already talking about that, but do we know how civil societies, their institutions and stakeholders view and approach conservation of the world around them to maintain the essential global biodiversity? What is the connection between land, nature, and culture? What is land acknowledgement? What predominant practices are affecting this conservation? How do they map to current research? What is missing? Our guests will share their experiences and views around fighting climate change.
No previous experience or knowledge is required for this "Deep Dive" style event. This event is recommended for ages 16 and up.
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About the Center
Sonoma State University’s Center for Environmental Inquiry empowers university students to work with community members on the environmental challenges of the North Bay. Our mission is to create an engaged and environmentally ready society, one where all people have the skills to find solutions to the challenges facing our earth. SSU Preserves are open to everyone engaged in education or research. Reservations are required.