Rural climate dialogue webinar archive + resources

Last week, the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP) hosted a webinar Rural Climate Dialogue: Local Approaches to Climate Preparedness and Resilience. This informative session covered not only climate change issues and how they relate to rural communities, but also a very useful dialogue process using citizen juries, which could be applied to a wide variety of issues.

Here is an archive from the webinar, as well as several follow-up resources.

Slides from the session

Rural Climate Network (subscribe to the newsletter here!)

Rural Climate Dialogues

Morris Rural Climate Dialogue

Citizen Juries

Video: Brady Piñero Walkinshaw 

Earth Alliance CEO Brady Walkinshaw talks about changing mindsets about the climate crisis — and why he thinks rural communities will play a critical role in solving it.

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Video: Citizen Power with Jonathan Blair + Sam Schimmel

Hear from Sam Schimmel and Jonathan Blair, co-creators of the ongoing documentary media and public engagement initiative from Citizen Film titled American Creed: Citizen Power, that explores American idealism and activism from a range of young adult perspectives. Learn how they are working to build safer, more connected communities, the barriers they face, and their advice for other young rural community organizers.

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Illustrated photo of Nancy XiáoRong Valentine

Drawing Resilience: Nancy XiáoRong Valentine

A conversation about resilience, art, and culture with Nancy XiáoRong Valentine. Valentine is a 2024 Rural Regenerator Fellow with Springboard for the Arts and was awarded a 2023 Creative Support for Individual Grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board and a 2023 Legacy Individual Arts grant from the Lake Region Arts Council.

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