EBC Climate Change and Air Webinar: Why Climate Change Engagement Matters – Real Solutions Require Hearing Real Stories


Date: November 17, 2022


Phone: (617) 505-1818

Email: [email protected]


Virtual Event

Information for viewing the webinar will be shared with registered attendees in a confirmation email.

This EBC Climate Change and Air Webinar will explore how we can more effectively and responsibly use storytelling in our project engagement around climate change and air quality issues, especially in terms of engaging and centering the concerns of historically underrepresented communities. A combination of presentations and activities will invite participants to think about new ways to make the technical more accessible and reach a broader portion of the community, whose stories are being told (or not) with our climate resilience work, and what a great story looks like and can accomplish.

A robust panel discussion with the audience will conclude the webinar.

General Continuing Education Certificates are awarded by the EBC for this program (2.5 training contact hours). Certificates are automatically provided via email link for registered attendees at the conclusion of the webinar.

Additional information can be found under the tabs above.
Program Chairs:
  • Joanna Nadeau, AICP, Resiliency Planner, Weston & Sampson
  • Diane Mas, PhD, REHS/RS, Vice President, Chief Resilience Officer, Fuss & O’Neill, Inc.
Speaker Agenda:

Storytelling from Multiple Perspectives

  • Chris Ball, Executive Director, Mashpee TV
  • Ashley Fisher, Natural Resource Director, Town of Mashpee

Getting Beyond the Technical: Strategies to Reach Communities Effectively

  • Lara Sup, Climate & Flood Resilience Engineer, Fuss & O’Neill

Workshop Breakout Session 

  • A facilitated small group exercise where webinar participants will be asked to reflect on stories that motivated them in their work, and what stories we miss or remain untold

The Stories We’re Not Hearing: Climate and Public Health Connections

  • Nancy Rihan Porter, Director of Equity, Resilience and Preparedness, City of Cambridge Public Health Department

People that Matter: the Views and Voices of Boston Area Residents of Color on Climate Change

  • Paul Watanabe, Professor of Political Science and Director of the Institute for Asian American Studies, UMass Boston

Environmental Engagement & Community Impact: How to Bridge the Gap

  • Maria Rodriguez Ortega, Environmental Policy Assistant, Save the Harbor
  • Maya Smith, Partnerships & Program Development Director, Save the Harbor

Tools and Resources

  • Joanna Nadeau, Weston & Sampson

Moderated Discussion

The available PowerPoint presentations from the EBC Climate Change and Air Webinar: Why Climate Change Engagement Matters – Real Solutions Require Hearing Real Stories can be viewed below.

Presentations – EBC Climate Change and Air Webinar: Why Climate Change Engagement Matters – Real Solutions Require Hearing Real Stories

EBC does not guarantee that each speaker presentation will be posted.

Webinar Recording

Registered Attendees

All registered attendees receive the link to the webinar recording five business days after the conclusion of the webinar. If you are a registered attendee and did not receive the webinar recording, please contact the EBC office.

EBC Members

The webinar recording is available to EBC Members via the Info Hub. If you are an employee of an EBC Member Company and cannot access the Info Hub, please contact the EBC Office.


Non-Members are welcome to register and pay the Non-Member registration rate to receive access to the webinar recording.

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