Host: Metropolitan Transportation Commission
Join us for our first virtual Coffee Conversation; where you’ll listen in on our guest speakers’ conversation and then converse with your fellow Bay Area neighbors in small-group discussions.
This Coffee Conversation will focus on the environmental challenges we’ll face, with guests Kanyon Sayers-Roods, the Co-founder & CEO of Kanyon Konsulting LLC, and our very own Rachael Hartofelis. Kanyon Konsulting is a consulting firm that strives to bridge the gap between indigenous and contemporary value systems and Rachael is a regional planner whose work focuses on climate resilience.
This event is part of our public engagement efforts for Plan Bay Area 2050.https://mtc.ca.gov/about-mtc/what-mtc
Kanyon CoyoteWoman Sayers-Roods is the Co-founder & CEO of Kanyon Konsulting LLC, where she strives to bridge the gap between indigenous and contemporary value systems. Her goal is to make a difference in the lives of others by sharing her life experiences and knowledge about California Native Americans focusing on global education with emphasis on promoting understanding of the relationship between humanity and the natural world.
Rachael Hartofelis is a Resilience Planner focused on environmental risk across the Bay Area, with a special interest in adapting to sea level rise.
Outcomes: Participants will learn…
- The impacts of climate change on the Bay Area and local communities
- Examples of community and government collaboration for climate action.
- Promising strategies MTC-ABAG can do to create a more resilient Bay Area
Welcome and thank you for joining us for a special conversation on the topic of climate change in the Bay Area. My name is Mark Anthony Sebarrotin, I am a Coro Fellow with Plan Bay Area 2050, and I’ll be your host. We know that we are all living in really different times right now–COVID-19 has had an impact on all of us personally and professionally, and we want to sincerely thank you for joining us, and also for continuing to help us rebuild a better Bay Area.
Today we are joined with Kanyon Sayers-Roods, the Co-founder & CEO of Kanyon Konsulting LLC, and our very own Rachael Hartofelis (heart-oh-feel-is)
Kanyon Konsulting is a consulting firm that strives to bridge the gap between indigenous and contemporary value systems and Rachael is a regional planner at MTC-ABAG whose work focuses on climate resilience. Today, you’ll have a chance to listen in on the conversation and then converse with fellow Bay Area neighbors.
The first half-hour of this event will be dedicated to the conversation between our special guests. During the second part of the program, we’ll split you up into smaller groups and you’ll have a chance to share your thoughts and ideas with other participants.
This event is part of our public engagement efforts for Plan Bay Area 2050
Please note: this event is capped at 50 attendees, but the guest speakers’ conversation will be livestreamed if the participant limit is reached.
- Climate change is already happening with rising seas and extreme weather events, in what ways do you see the Bay Area adapting to climate change?
- From your experience, could you share a success story that highlights community and government collaboration to advance climate action?
- We know we need to be doing a lot more to become climate resilient. How do you think governments could be doing a better job? What collaborations do you think we need to create?
- Looking ahead, what are your ideas of how MTC-ABAG could consider its long-term planning over the next 30 years?
- What could a regional long-term planning entity like MTC-ABAG consider in an effort to address climate change for the year 2050?
- How can local and regional governments enhance relationships with the public on the topic of climate adaptation?
- Where might a long-term planning entity like MTC-ABAG partner with the public for equitably addressing climate change in the Bay Area?