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Planning for resilient, low-carbon communities

Broadcast date: 4/21/16

Climate change represents a threat to the future of the planet and our children. 

While it is considered an important global issue and is being aggressively addressed at many levels it has already begun causing major changes to our environment. The impacts of climate change are being felt in agriculture, public health, and coastal infrastructure. On the Central Coast, in addition to severe drought, sea-level rise and increasing temperatures will likely be the greatest threats.

California is an international leader in addressing climate change. While California law requires cities and counties to address climate change, everyone in a community has a role to play.Find out what your city is doing to address climate change and how you can take individual action to switch to renewable energy and become more energy

Join host Fred Munroe as he speaks with local experts in climate action planning about what can be done at a local level to address climate change by city and county agencies, public health officials, community organizations and you. Fred will be joined by Michael Boswell, (M.S.P.) and Ph.D. and Professor in City & Regional Planning at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo and Tammy Seale, Director of Sustainability and Climate Change Services with Michael Baker International as they discuss current strategies in local climate action planning and what more can be done to address the crisis in climate change.

Central Coast Voices is sponsored by ACTION for Healthy Communities in collaboration with KCBX and made possible through underwriting by Joan Gellert-Sargen.