*Please note: You must register for all three speakers individually in order to receive the Zoom link for each.
THE COASTAL REAL ESTATE RECKONING IS ALREADY HAPPENING
With Professor Benjamin Keys, Rowan Family Foundation Associate Professor of Real Estate at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania
4 p.m. Wednesday, April 21
Is a U.S. coastal housing bubble bursting? Under most climate forecasts, the question is not if but when property values will reflect expected sea level rise. In this talk, Professor Keys will describe research on how climate change is affecting housing and mortgage markets in coastal Florida, one of the most vulnerable coastline in the world with over 300,000 homes worth over $145 billion at risk to sea level rise. Solutions to restore confidence in coastal markets include substantial infrastructure improvements and asset repositioning to address the reality of rising seas.
SWFL Climate Ambassador Training: Harnessing the Power of Social Media
April 20 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
As part of Florida Climate Week, Growing Climate Solutions: Path to Positive Southwest Florida, through their partner ecoAmerica, is excited to offer a NEW Climate Ambassador Program: Harnessing the Power of Social Media. This climate training focuses on the use of social media and electronic communications to advance climate awareness and engage policymakers. It includes all the information of ecoAmerica’s climate ambassador training, with a new twist on electronic communication rather than public speaking!
Upon finishing the training, Path to Positive Communities will issue you a Certificate of completion and you will agree to use your new skills to promote positive climate communications on your social media platforms, and to reach out to friends, family member, businesses, and policymakers to show your support for climate action.