Event: Beechworth Community Visions – ‘Long Conversations: Climate Knowledge Exchange’.
Date: Tuesday 31st May, 2011.
Location: The Gallery, Beechworth Secondary College.
Local Sponsors: Beechworth Urban Landcare & Sustainability and Beechworth Secondary College.
WATCH member David MacIlwain attended this event and shares his thoughts in this video interview and in his written review below.
See David MacIlwain’s review of the event at Our Voice: Politics Albury-Wodonga.
The Long Conversations: Climate Knowledge Exchange hopes to achieve a range of outcomes, including:
- Community outcomes, including discussion of our shared climate future, and greater engagement with climate research and researchers and scientists in general.
- Outcomes for scientists and academics, including generating greater understanding of your community’s needs and concerns.
- Creation of a documentary film and photographic record based on the events and content of the project. We aim to document people’s past and present experiences, stories of climate, and vision for the future.
- Research outcomes including publication in scholarly journals and PhD thesis.
Long Conversations hopes to make leading climate science and climate scientists more accessible, and to engage with the community’s goals and climate knowledge, with the aim of working together to build a shared climate future.