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Face Masks & Shields Distributed to Baja California Communities

Thanks to your donations, over 1,000 face masks and 100 face shields were successfully distributed to communities in Baja California by our partners at Out of the Boat Swim! Climate Science Alliance partners Out of the Boat Swim distributed over 1,000 face masks and 100 face shields to multiple Baja California communities over the past week to increase resilience and capacity during the COVID-19 pandemic. Casa Hogar EUNIME (kids with HIV/AIDS) in Tijuana Casa Hogar Red Binacional de Corazones (Kids rescued from prostitution) in Rosarito Cucapah Tribe in Ejido Cucapah Mayor, Mexicali Kumiai Tribe in San Antonio Necua, El Valle de Guadalupe, Ensenada Out of the Boat Swim volunteers and kids Th

From the Ground Up: A Profile on Laganza Farm

For our next profile in the "From the Ground Up" series, we talk with Pedro Torres of Laganza Farm in Aguanga, California. Check out our Q&A on the blog today! As part of the 2020 Climate Change Consortium for Specialty Crops, hosted in partnership by the Climate Science Alliance and the California Department of Food and Agriculture, we are excited to share a series of producer stories, called "From the Ground Up: Farmer Profiles," highlighting our region's producers and the important work they do for our communities. Today's farmer profile is with Pedro Torres, owner and grower at Laganza Farm, a small family farm in Aguanga, California. Climate Science Alliance (Alliance): Describe your fa

Update from CWC Project's Team Biodiversity!

The Connecting Wildlands and Communities project's Team Biodiversity has been hard at work understanding how connected landscapes will serve to protect plant and wildlife populations, habitats, and climate refugia over the long-term. Team Biodiversity has been considering how connected landscapes will serve to protect plant and wildlife populations, habitats, and climate refugia over the long-term. www.climatesciencealliance.org/cwc-team-biodiversity Visit the Connecting Wildlands and Communities project webpage to see what the Team Biodiversity has accomplished so far and get a glimpse of what is planned for the coming year!

Climate Science and Atmospheric Chemistry Traveling Trunk Undergoes Major Expansion

In early Spring, the Climate Science Alliance was excited to partner once again with the NSF Center for Aerosol Impacts on Chemistry of the Environment (CAICE) to expand the Climate Science and Atmospheric Chemistry Traveling Trunk to ten CAICE locations on campuses throughout the United States! In early Spring, the Climate Science Alliance was excited to partner once again with the NSF Center for Aerosol Impacts on Chemistry of the Environment (CAICE) to expand the Climate Science and Atmospheric Chemistry Traveling Trunk program to ten CAICE locations on university campuses throughout the United States! This trunk brings to life aerosols - one of the most poorly understood components of Ea

Thank YOU For Helping Protect Our Community!

In just one week since our call for protective equipment, our incredible network of partners donated 6,000 masks, 388 face shields, 60 fabric masks, and numerous other supplies! These critical supplies are being distributed by our partners directly to community members both in San Diego County and across the border to increase resilience and capacity during this pandemic. We are immensely grateful to all who shared the news and donated supplies for making this possible - THANK YOU!

Save the Date: 2020 San Diego Climate Summit on August 27th!

Great news! We are excited to announce the 2020 San Diego Climate Summit has been rescheduled for August 27th, 2020. The 2020 San Diego Climate Summit will virtually convene local researchers, resource managers, community engagers, and youth leaders through an immersive and engaging experience to focus on our evolving understanding of regionally specific climate science and how it is informing on the ground solutions that build resilience for people and places. The Summit will include: Panel conversations on new research regarding regional climate impacts and adaptation strategies that are being tested and implemented in our communities. Immersive workshops and interactives highlighting the

Update from CWC Project's Team Fire!

The Connecting Wildlands and Communities project's Team Fire has been hard at work understanding the implications of connected landscapes on wildfire risks, patterns, and recovery after wildfire impacts to ecosystems and communities. Team Fire has been assessing the implications of connected landscapes on wildfire risks, patterns, and recovery after wildfire impacts to ecosystems and communities. www.climatesciencealliance.org/cwc-team-fire Visit the Connecting Wildlands and Communities project webpage to see what the Team Fire has accomplished so far and get a glimpse of what is planned for the coming year!

Climate Kids Program Receives SDG&E 2020 Environmental Champions Grant

The Climate Science Alliance is honored and excited to receive a 2020 Environmental Champions Grant from San Diego Gas and Electric to help support our Climate Kids CONNECTS Programming. The Climate Science Alliance is honored and excited to receive a 2020 Environmental Champions Grant from San Diego Gas and Electric! This generous grant will support the Alliance’s Climate Kids Program and the transition of our materials to our new online interface - Climate Kids CONNECTS. As our world begins to shift, we understand the need to adapt for an emergent digital community. By enhancing our online outreach efforts with Climate Kids CONNECTS we can build capacity and continued educator support for

Masks and Supplies Needed for Regional Partners

We are working closely with our partners to gather and disperse masks and other supplies to communities in need. Please help us help our partners by donating if you can. The Climate Science Alliance is working closely with local Foundations, NGOs, Binational and Tribal partners to disperse masks and other personal protective equipment to communities in need. Please reach out to our team at info@climatesciencealliance.org if you are able to donate any quantity of the materials below, or if you know of an organization who can. Materials needed: Masks (including cloth hand-made masks) Gloves Face shields Sanitizer These materials will be distributed through our partners directly to community me

Connecting Wildlands & Communities Project Shares Exciting Team Updates!

The Connecting Wildlands and Communities Teams have been hard at work understanding how connected landscapes can support adaptation and resilience to climate change for both ecosystems and local communities in southern California. Whether you are new to the project or have been collaborating with us since the beginning - we have exciting updates to share. www.climatesciencealliance.org/cwc-team-updates Visit the Connecting Wildlands and Communities project webpage to see what the team has accomplished so far and get a glimpse of what is planned for the coming year!

Climate Science Alliance and Coastal Roots Farm Team Up for Climate Education

The Climate Science Alliance is excited to kick off a new partnership with Coastal Roots Farm to integrate the Climate Kids program into the farm’s K-12 education initiatives. The Climate Science Alliance is excited to kick off a new partnership with Coastal Roots Farm to integrate the Climate Kids program into the farm’s K-12 education initiatives. Coastal Roots Farm, located in Encinitas, CA, is a nonprofit Jewish community farm and education center. Their mission is to cultivate healthy, connected communities by integrating sustainable agriculture, food justice, and ancient Jewish wisdom. Many of the agricultural practices the farm incorporates in its production work to keep the soil heal

Climate Science Alliance Welcomes New Climate Resilience Fellow to the Team

The Climate Science Alliance team is excited to welcome a new addition to the team — Paula Ezcurra. Learn more about new transitions for the Alliance team in today’s blog. The Climate Science Alliance is ever evolving to meet the needs of our community. Thank-you all for your continued support and join us in welcoming our new team mate. MEET PAULA EZCURRA Paula will be joining the Climate Science Alliance as our first Climate Resilience Fellow. Born in Mexico City, and raised in San Diego, Paula is now responsible for overseeing and coordinating the Alliance’s bi-national efforts in the Baja California region through our Baja Work Group. Paula has studied climate change, and its impacts, fro

Thank you to the Jewish Community Foundation for Supporting Climate Resiliency!

The Climate Science Alliance is thankful for the generous support of the Bobbie and Jon Gilbert Family Foundation Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation, made in celebration of Director Dr. Amber Pairis being awarded Community Hero. Their contribution will help support projects that safeguard natural and human communities in the face of a changing climate! In honor of Climate Science Alliance Director Dr. Amber Pairis receiving the Community Hero award, the Bobbie and Jon Gilbert Family Foundation Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation has gifted a generous donation to the Climate Science Alliance. Thank you for supporting the Climate Science Alliance’s mission of safeguarding natural and

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