Intertwine Summit 2021
What does it mean to be a coalition advancing nature in 2021?
Wed, Nov. 10, from 1:30 to 5 p.m.
with a social hour from noon to 1 p.m.
Register by Oct. 20 for early bird pricing.
Thank you to our sponsors!
Portland General Electric
East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District
Tree for All
The Nature Conservancy
noon to 1 p.m. - Social hour: Join us for a powerful and fun-filled summit kick-off to connect, engage and be inspired. Hosted by Nicole Johnson, community engagement manager at 1000 Friends of Oregon, and Karen Foster, experience curator at KFCurates and the Visionary Squad.
1 to 1:30 p.m. - Break
1:30 to 2 p.m. - Welcome and opening remarks
2 to 2:30 p.m. - Keynote speaker: What does it mean to be a coalition advancing nature in 2021, emphasizing the intersections with social justice and climate change? Speaker reveal coming soon!
2:30 to 2:40 p.m. - Break
2:40 to 3:40 p.m. -- Session #1. Participants choose one. Details on all to come.
- Houselessness and the environment - panel discussion
- Houselessness is a social crisis, and we all have a role to play in finding solutions and a compassionate response. This panel will provide a quick overview of the current situation, including root causes of houselessness and its long-term solutions. It will focus on the unique character of our regional crisis and recognize its impact on the environment and the environmental sector. Most importantly, it will share ideas, tools and resources for how we can handle complex situations on the job right now.
- Regional adaptation for climate change - panel discussion
- What are the unique effects of climate change in the Portland-Vancouver metropolitan region? What are the equity-focused adaptations needed, and how can we collectively move the needle for positive climate impact? How can we advance the need in local public discourse?
- Investing in nature - panel discussion
- How is nature funded throughout The Intertwine? How much are parks and nature prioritized in local budgets? How can environmental organizations respond to community demand about overfunded sectors? What are some inventive, alternative funding ideas?
- Creating safe, welcoming and inclusive parks & greenspaces - panel discussion
- This panel will present local case studies about how culture change is being implemented to create safer and more welcoming natural spaces for all. It will look at how our coalition can amplify and build capacity for the many people and organizations doing this work.
3:40 to 3:50 p.m. - 10-minute break
3:50 to 4:50 p.m. - Session #2. Participants choose one. Details on all to come.
- Launching an Intertwine Alliance houselessness working group - workshop
- Let's develop a plan for ongoing work together as a coalition. How can we support each other and develop joint tools/resources as we respond to houselessness in our daily work? How often will we meet, in what format, and what will the goals be?
- Regional climate case studies - panel discussion
- What local projects are currently advancing climate adaptation and resilient communities? How can Intertwine Alliance partners plug in/support this work for maximum regional impact?
- Envisioning new ways to invest in nature - workshop
- This session will explore participatory budgeting, a democratic process in which community members decide how to spend public funds, including its uses and implications for parks and nature throughout our region.
- Access for all abilities - panel discussion
- This panel of experts will equip us to take incremental steps that radically improve access to nature for people of all abilities.
4:50 to 5 p.m. - Closing remarks