Held at the San Diego Natural History Museum, the Climate Science Alliance hosted their 2023 San Diego Climate Summit promoting a dialogue centered on “transformational climate adaptation”. The RCD of Greater San Diego County was fortunate to be invited to this year’s summit, sending our GrizzlyCorps Fellow Joe Lewis to represent our organization. Throughout the 7 hour event, this year’s climate summit packed in a dense collection of panel speakers, interactive stations, and the screenings of two upcoming documentaries (Maathaw: The Fire Within Us from Condor Visual Media and Respect Water from Sacred Places Institute for Indigenous Peoples).

The summit brought together over 200 attendees from a diverse set of backgrounds from across San Diego County. While there, Joe was able to connect with fellow AmeriCorps members completing terms with Civic Spark at the City of La Mesa who were eager to discuss what they had taken away from this year’s panel speakers.

The topics of the summit, namely how local communities and peoples will successfully adapt to a changing climate, clearly struck a chord with those in attendance. Following the panel presentation, the main hall of the museum was buzzing with enthusiastic conversation and an inspiring exchange of perspectives. We are thrilled to have been able to attend this event and engage in a space focused on how our local communities and organizations can learn from these discussions of climate adaptation.

To learn more about this year’s San Diego Climate Summit and our partners at the Climate Science Alliance you can find more information here!

Photo credit: Photo by Alessandra De Roe. Web. Climate Science Alliance. 2023.