SOU has joined colleges and universities around the country to acknowledge the reality of climate change and the urgency of action. As part of the President’s Climate Commitment, SOU will be conducting a Campus-Community Resilience Assessment (CCRA) during the next few months. The resilience assessment is meant to provide a baseline of current resilience activities on campus and in the community, develop initial indicators of resilience through a multi-stakeholder process, and identify current vulnerabilities related to climate change.
SOU will be starting this process with two open forums to introduce this initiative before convening small working groups in five focus areas:
- Social Equity & Governance
- Health & Wellness
- Ecosystem Services
We invite anyone interested in learning more about this initiative to join us for one of the open forums. There will be a brief presentation about why SOU is starting this process, what initiative will entail, an overview of regional climate projections, and opportunities for attendees to ask questions and provide input.
We are still accepting nominations from individuals interested in serving on the working groups, though space is limited. If you are interested in participating in one of these working groups and would like to learn more, please call 541-552-8139, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit one of the forums this month. If you would like to contribute information to our process, please take this survey.