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Confronting Climate Challenges:
What’s at Stake and What Can I Do?
Presented by Dr. Ana Puszkin-Chevlin
Climate change is not a future eventuality; it's already impacting our SWFL community. And, like the global pandemic, climate solutions involve inspiring responsible individual actions and coordinated community-wide investments and responses. In “Confronting Climate Challenges," Dr. Puszkin-Chevlin will talk about what is driving climate change today and what SWFL can anticipate in the coming decades in terms of sea level rise, warming temperatures, coastal storms, and their associated health and economic impacts. Then, she'll share practical and simple solutions, from small personal choices to public policy interventions, that can manage vulnerability and create vibrant and resilient communities. If you’ve felt climate change is just too big to tackle, join us to learn how your actions and engagement can advance climate solutions.
About the Presenter
As regional director, Puszkin-Chevlin oversees climate education and outreach efforts to accomplish the partnership’s primary goals: empower community members and leaders to initiate change, ensure a prosperous and healthy community, build climate literacy and protect natural assets.
Puszkin-Chevlin previously was sustainability officer for the City of Delray Beach, where she was responsible for developing and implementing the city’s sustainability policies, programs and project initiatives. These included climate literacy and resiliency, adaptation and education, transition to renewable energy, water and energy conservation, advancement of green building principles, community recycling efforts, green municipal government, sea-turtle and tree canopy protection, and green and equitable economic development.
Her 30-year career also includes working in the corporate real estate sector and in academia as a senior research fellow with Florida Atlantic University’s Center for Urban & Environmental Solutions, special project officer and assistant director of graduate programs of urban planning at Columbia University, and chief operating officer for Health Sciences Consultant Group.
Puszkin-Chevlin earned doctorate and master’s degrees in urban planning from Columbia University, and a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Oberlin College.
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