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Grace evans mas 2017

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Presentation at Massachusetts Sustainable Communities and Campuses Conference on March 17, 2017

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Grace evans mas 2017

  1. 1. Seeking Relief from Sea Level Rise: Student Mapping and Leadership Initiative Environmental Science Class Ipswich High School Supported by Liz Duff, Mass Audubon Funded by NE BioLabs
  2. 2. Projec'ons for Boston: 2 meters by 2100 http://www.cityofboston.gov/climate/sealevelriseboston.asp
  3. 3. Methods Reviewed FEMA maps Used Google Earth and climatecentral.org Visited vulnerable sites and marked elevation levels for where high tide will hit with a one and two meter rise
  4. 4. Environmental Concerns
  5. 5. Economic Concerns
  6. 6. Social Concerns Jeffrey’s Neck Road
  7. 7. Infrastructure Concerns
  8. 8. Sugges'ons Review the safety of roads and bridges Evacuation routes and gathering sites ●  Create a volunteer group ○  to help with evacuations ○  special license plates Raise roads and railroads
  9. 9. Sugges'ons Keep the marshes healthy Seawalls Drainage ditches along roads Community leadership in Promoting car pooling Eat/buy local incentives for renewable energy
  10. 10. Next steps Meet with the Ipswich’s Emergency Management Director Poster session at a “Climate Cafe” for the public (climatecafe.net) Share our findings with the Great Marsh Resiliency Task Force
  11. 11. Contact Us Ipswich High School Environmental Class Lori LaFrance llafrance@ipsk12.net

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