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Register today for the 2024 By Degrees Climate Summit

Due to inclement weather the By Degrees Climate Summit, originally scheduled for Thursday, April 4, has been rescheduled to Thursday, May 23.

It will remain in its original location at the University of New Hampshire, Durham, and will run from 2 p.m. - 6 p.m in the Granite State room.

We are asking everyone to please update their RSVP by filling out this 2-minute form. It's OK if you don't know your plans yet; we will keep attendees in the loop every step along the way.

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NHPR in collaboration with New Hampshire PBS is hosting the second annual By Degrees Climate Summit at the University of New Hampshire, Durham on Thursday, May 23 at 2:00 p.m. Click here to register.

This year’s summit will feature two panels; the first, will focus on what’s being done regionally to mitigate destructive flooding, from the Seacoast to rural agricultural communities inland. The second panel will feature climate reporters from around New England discussing the role solutions-based journalism can play in affecting community action and accountability.

Paula Moura was a reporter on WBUR’s climate and environment team, where she covered local communities’ resilience.
Paula Moura was a reporter on WBUR’s climate and environment team, where she covered local communities’ resilience.

Please join us as we gather to learn and be inspired by local change makers dedicated to advancing discussions around climate resiliency, and solutions-based advocacy. This event is free but registration is required!

We’d love to incorporate your questions as part of the conversation on April 4th. Click here to submit your question to the panelists.

Panel #1 - How Local Communities are Planning for the Future:
Strong storms and flooding in 2023 brought millions of dollars’ worth of damages and personal losses to people across New England. As towns and cities rebuild and plan for the future, it's imperative to undertake those efforts together. What can we learn from this moment as we mitigate damage and adapt to an already changing climate? This first panel features change-makers from across the region who are actively affecting positive change in our communities.

  • Kari White, Director of Community Health Equity, Northern Counties Health Care, VT
  • Claudia Diezmartinez Peregrina, Policy Fellow, City of Boston's Environmental Department
  • Briana O'Brien, Conservation Coordinator, Town of Hampton, NH

Panel #2 - Rising Tide of Solutions Based Climate Reporting:
Join climate journalists from around the region for a discussion on the role solutions-based journalism can play in affecting community action and accountability.

From left to right: Host Mara Hoplamazian, with panelists Doria Brown, Aziz Dehkan, and Hayley Jones.
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NHPR's 2023 By Degrees Climate Summit
From left to right: Host Mara Hoplamazian, with panelists Doria Brown, Aziz Dehkan, and Hayley Jones.

Opening remarks will be presented by Mary Stampone who serves as New Hampshire State Climatologist and as an Associate Professor of Geography at the University of New Hampshire. She teaches undergraduate courses in environmental geography including courses on weather, climate, and natural hazards.

Her research interests include climate system monitoring and applied climate science with a focus on regional climate variability and change. As the New Hampshire State Climatologist, she provides New Hampshire citizens, educators, and agencies with weather and climate information in support of environmental management and planning activities.

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This event also serves as an opportunity to network directly with individuals and small local businesses who are already affecting change here in New England – both in the non-profit and for profit sectors. The By Degrees Climate Summit 2024 will be offered as a live stream with closed captioning – and its recording (both audio and video) will be used for a later broadcast and distributed on NHPR and NH PBS’ platforms during Earth Week 2024.

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From NHPR, By Degrees is a climate change reporting project that tells stories of the people grappling with the challenges of our changing world, and exploring possible solutions. By Degrees explains the science – and the historical context – of our changing climate and why it’s impacting Granite Staters in unequal ways. We’ll answer your questions, hold decision makers accountable, and explore how our state and region are living through this major transition and responding to it.

Before becoming Program Director, Quirk served as NHPR's production manager. During that time she's voiced and crafted the 'sound of the station,' coordinated countless on-air fundraisers, produced segments for Give Back NH, Something Wild, New Hampshire Calling, and developed NHPR's own NHPR Music vertical with features such as Live from Studio D, and long-loved favorites like Holidays By Request.
Daniela is an editor in NHPR's newsroom. She leads NHPR's Spanish language news initiative, ¿Qué Hay de Nuevo, New Hampshire? and the station's climate change reporting project, By Degrees. You can email her at dallee@nhpr.org.
Mary McIntyre is a senior producer at NHPR.
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