Climate Adaptation Toolkit

Climate Adaptation Toolkit

What’s cool? What’s hot? Climate Change, of course. Freshwater Future is staying ahead of the curve and we want to help you address this critically important issue in your work. After all, it is groups like yours that can have some of the greatest impact to help our communities protect our precious waters from impacts of climate change.

Our new Climate Toolkit is available online and print copies will be available in early June. Check out these great resources you can use to improve your protection and restoration projects. What you can expect to find:

Climate 101: Get the basics about climate change and how you can start to use it in your work.

Success Stories: A series of four stories highlighting how different communities approached protecting lakes, rivers, watersheds from the impacts of climate change. Each story highlights a different approach such as using laws and regulations or community engagement.

10 Do’s and Don’ts: Not everyone believes climate change is real. But don’t worry, we have some simple tips to help you communicate this topic in a way that will help you accomplish your goals.

What Climate Change Means for Great Lakes Communities: A handout created for you to share with your elected officials and community leaders to emphasize that there are many solutions and actions communities can take to reduce the impacts of climate change.

Available Online Only and at Our Climate Symposia:

Getting to Work: A workbook to help you map out and plan a climate adaptation project.

Great Lakes Climate Change Facts: Fact sheets highlighting current data available on climate in the Great Lakes region and the changes likely to occur with temperature, lake levels, and precipitation. An additional fact sheet highlights climate adaptation and mitigation differences.

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