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February Membership Meeting: West Michigan Climate Resiliency
Monday, February 13, 2017, 12:00pm - 02:00pm
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West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum will host a luncheon examining climate resilience in West Michigan on Monday, February 13 at the Grand Rapids Public Library, as the forum welcomes Jeff Andresen, Professor and State Climatologist for Michigan at Michigan State University, as its February featured speaker.

Jeff Andresen is professor of meteorology/climatology and the State Climatologist for Michigan with Michigan State University’s Department of Geography. He currently serves as director of MSU’s Agricultural Weather Office and associated extension/outreach activities, including Administration of the Michigan Automated Weather Network (MAWN), a network of automated weather stations designed to provide quality, detailed weather data to the state’s agricultural industry over the Internet. Teaching responsibilities include courses in agricultural climatology and physical geography.

WMSBF will introduce its recent work on climate resiliency with local organizations as part of its Climate Resiliency Framework Initiative. A partnership with the Great Lakes Integrated Sciences and Assessments Program, the project is developing resources for organizations to conduct vulnerability assessments informed by predicted industry impacts and localized historical climate data and projections, and to establish systems to monitor and respond to identified threats and opportunities.

Andresen, the principal investigator for the Great Lakes Sciences and Assessments Program, which is funding the WMSBF project, will discuss climate change in the Great Lakes and West Michigan, and why communities and organizations should consider adaptation within their response to climate change and environmental programs.

Location Grand Rapids Public Library Ryerson Auditorium, 3rd floor 111 Library St NE Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Monday, February 13
12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
$15 online / $20 at event Members
$20 online / $25 at event Non-members

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