January 23 - Climate Change and our Northern Identity... not so Hardy After All!

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January 23 - Climate Change and our Northern Identity... not so Hardy After All!

 Kristin Raab, MLA, MPH, Minnesota Climate & Health Director & Nissa Tupper, MLA, Minnesota Climate & Health Program Manager

Climate change offers both challenges and opportunities.  A warmer climate and unprecedented extreme events force us to adapt our built environment and our seasonal patterns of life to a new reality. Ski season may be shorter, but biking season is longer, and we're swapping snow shovels for umbrellas. What does all of this mean for our identity as hardy Minnesotans? Come join us at Urban Current where we'll explore strategies that we, as urban dwellers, can take to both mitigate and adapt to the reality of our changing climate.

Meet the Speakers

Kristin Raab has directed the Minnesota Climate & Health Program at the Minnesota Department of Health, since its inception in 2009. She has presented on the health impacts of climate change at numerous venues and published articles, including in Minnesota Medicine and Healthy Generations. In 2017, she received the Harvey G. Rogers Memorial Award from the MN Public Health Association for her work on climate change. Kristin is passionate about creating healthy, resilient communities through Health Impact Assessments, informed design, and policy changes.

Nissa Tupper works as a Climate & Health Program Manager at the Minnesota Department of Health. She engages across disciplines and organizations to develop knowledge-based tools and processes that build capacity throughout the State to build more climate resilient communities. Nissa’s work is informed by a professional background in communications and landscape architecture, as well as a personal passion for environmental stewardship.


January 23, 2019 – Wednesday
Cuningham Group Minneapolis
201 Main Street SE, Suite 325, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55414 (Note: Enter the building at 212 2nd Street SE)

Questions? Contact Rebecca Nash ([email protected]) or 612-379-5508

Please note, due to some travel complications, Urban Currents will start at 6:30 tomorrow, not 6:00 as originally indicated.  Please come at 6:00 for drinks, light snacks, and conversation.  We will start the event at 6:30.

6:00 pm     Snacks / Refreshments / Socializing
6:30 pm     Speaker Begins
7:00 pm     Discussion
7:30 pm     Program Ends

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