Speaking of Climate Change

Explore Climate Change and Community Resilience on Your Campus with the Climate Listening Project!
Climate change is upon us and agriculture is inextricably involved. Fundamental to our identity as a species, crucial to the health and well-being of our communities, the way that we eat fuels the 21st century challenges that threaten our way of life. How do we resolve this dilemma?

Speaking of Climate Change

The Climate Listening Project's Speaking of Climate Change Program offers food-focused climate change and community resilience education tailored to your curriculum and your campus. Through public lectures, class activities, and campus workshops award-winning producer and director Dayna Reggero and award-winning researcher and educator Laura Lengnick engage your students in the study of climate change and community resilience using local, place-based, experiential education.

Gathering around the table to share food and tell stories is a defining characteristic of our species. Food is the most tangible daily reminder of our connection to the natural world and food systems are uniquely vulnerable to damaging effects of climate change. Exploring our changing climate through a food system lens offers a compelling “way in” to the interdisciplinary complexities of climate change and the potential solutions in resilient community design.   Telling stories that emerge in this exploration gives voice to the diversity of experiences, hopes and fears about climate change and cultivates community resilience through shared learning and positive visions of the future.

 

 

The Speaking of Climate Change Program offers a variety of activities tailored to your curriculum and your campus...

Public Presentations

Dayna and Laura are gifted both public speakers.  They can give public presentations as a team or individually on a variety of topics related to visual story-telling, climate listening, climate change, sustainable agriculture and food systems, and climate resilience.

Guest Lectures

Dayna and Laura are adept at engaging undergraduate and graduate students as a team or individually on a variety of topics related to climate listening, climate change, sustainability, resilience and the future of food. They especially enjoy working with individual classes to design community-based climate listening projects.

Campus Workshops

Dayna and Laura are experienced workshop leaders and offer workshops on a variety of topics related to visual story-telling, social media change leadership, climate listening, climate change, sustainable food and agriculture, and food system resilience. They especially enjoy working with campus groups to design community-based climate listening projects.

Our Team

Laura Lengnick

Laura brings 30 years of experience as a sustainable agriculture researcher and college educator to her teaching about the ecology of food systems, climate change, sustainability and resilience.

Dayna Reggero

Dayna draws on 15 years of experience to teach about the power of story-telling through film, video, press, social media and community collaboration

Working together, Dayna and Laura introduce the fundamentals of story-telling, climate change, food systems, sustainability and resilience through activities that empower students to lead a food-system focused climate listening project in their community.

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