CHATHAM CLIMATE ACTION NETWORK
CHATHAM CLIMATE ACTION NETWORK
Chatham CAN is a group of volunteers working to inspire and mobilize Chatham residents, businesses and organizations to act to minimize the impact of climate change. Chatham’s geography, history and identity, so closely linked to the sea, makes our work urgent. Chatham CAN is a network affiliated with the Cape Cod Climate Change Collaborative.
Get in touch with us! Email ChathamCan@capecodclimate.org
JUNE 26, 2021
You’ve installed solar panels, planted native trees and shrubs, drive an electric car, eliminated your lawn and reduced your carbon footprint as much as possible. What else is there to do? One big step that has a major impact on the planet and your health is what you eat.
Climate Change, Health and Diet are inter-related in ways that aren’t obvious. It is an emerging truth that our planet’s health is as dependent on what we eat as our own personal health is.
This event focused on the relationship between what we eat, our health and the impact on our planet, exploring a path to reduce our contribution to climate change while improving our own health.
Dr. Kumara Sidhartha (Medical Director, Cape Cod Healthcare)
Joanne Irwin (Plant-Based Culinary Educator and Consultant)
Sarah Griscom (Chatham CAN, Science Advisor, Pleasant Bay Community Boating)
Tom Farkas (Chatham CAN, Organic Gardener, Permaculturist, Climate Activist)
May 22, 2021
We’ve all heard the dire warnings about the impacts of climate change on Cape Cod: sea level rise, increasing severe storms, more floods, beach and coastline erosion. The list seems to go on and on. But did you know that our natural resources can provide protection from these dangers? The same natural areas that we love for their beauty and serenity may just be one of our best defenses against the ravages of climate change. In this presentation, we explored the ways our local natural resources can be a critical ally in our battle against climate damage. We learned how we can better protect them, build their resilience and help them to help us!
Kristin Andres, Chatham Friends of Trees
Christie Beckley, Monomoy Regional High School
Oonie Burley, Chatham Conservation Foundation
Barbara Cotnam, Chatham Garden Club
Sarah Griscom, Pleasant Bay Community Boating
DeeDee Holt, Pleasant Bay Alliance
Jeff Mason, Friends of Chatham Waterways
August 13, 2020
Higher temperatures, sea level rise, erosion, flooding, storm damage, tornadoes, intense rainfall events – all these impacts of climate change are anticipated to be more frequent as worldwide carbon emissions rise. These can have significant impacts on our landscapes. And we have the opportunity to use our landscapes to help in the battle to avoid climate change’s impacts. On August 13, 2020 the Chatham Climate Action Network presented a program on Transitioning to a Climate Smart Landscape.
Local experts and enthusiasts provided guidance in areas such as simple actions that can reduce your carbon footprint, help with carbon sequestration and carbon storage; contribute to resiliency from weather extremes; help support nature; and protect Chatham’s waterways and groundwater.
OUR PANEL OF LANDSCAPE PROFESSIONALS AND EXPERIENCED ENTHUSIASTS: