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Presentation at 2016 Massachusetts Sustainable Campuses and Communities Conference

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  1. 1. COP 21 November 30-December 11, 2015 Paris Through the eyes of Kate Devlin
  2. 2. Overall Goals of the meeting • Adaption • Mitigation • Finance
  3. 3. All ages were welcome in the Climate Generations Area
  4. 4. Message Board and Posters full of Information
  5. 5. Spaces for meetings and even an environmentally friendly bicycle powered charging station
  6. 6. Displays invited participation
  7. 7. Small demonstrations and more meeting spaces for sharing information and stories
  8. 8. Many display posters and photographs offered views of the impact of climate change
  9. 9. Presentations were offered with simultaneous translation
  10. 10. Some presenters injected some humor into the serious topic of climate change
  11. 11. Indigenous peoples presented their experience and challenges in adapting to climate change The Kichwa - Sarayaku People of the Jaguar from Ecuador shared their experience of protesting the drilling / exploration for oil on their lands
  12. 12. There were many stories and experiences to share
  13. 13. IPCC Report……1.2 Causes of climate change – a student led protest – smuggled the report printed on rolls of toilet paper into restrooms
  14. 14. “Solidarity is not an option; it is our only chance to find a solution. Archimedes said that with the right lever you can move the world, solidarity is that lever.” – Yeb Saño
  15. 15. “Tell me, what is that you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” – Mary Oliver