On November 14, 2020, UCAN held a Climate Leadership Summit virtually. The purpose of the summit was to plan climate action projects in 2021 and be a voice for what we as a community should be doing to address the effects of climate change.
There were six groups that individually addressed issues related to climate change: Renewable Energy, Agriculture, Trees, Communication/Education, Advocacy and Plastics/Recycling.
The summit consisted of 4 parts;
- Large Group Session –This session included – Meeting Introductions, the Overall Goal of the Summit, the Summit Agenda, Individual Introductions, what has been accomplished in this area since last year, and a summary of feedback from surveys.
- Group Breakout Session (45 minutes) – Groups broke out into their own virtual meeting room to discuss viable goals that could be accomplished in less than a year.
- Large Group Session Reconvenes (20 minutes) – Each group reported their key decisions as well as actions already taken by the group and its individual members.
- Special Guest Speakers also addressed the entire group.