COSA 2023 Summit for Action- 2 weeks away

Did you miss out on the sold-out COSA conference? We’ve got another opportunity for you to connect with your colleagues and partners in conservation and land management! Join us for the 5th annual Equity in Conservation & Outdoor Recreation Summit for Action Wednesday, October 4th and Thursday, October 5th.

Do you have your tickets? The Summit for Action is back and better than ever! Are you ready to be a part of shaping a sustainable future?

Are you coming to this year’s summit?

We are thrilled to invite you to the upcoming Equity in Conservation and Outdoor Recreation (E.C.O.R.) Summit for Action, a two-day event that promises thought-provoking discussions around the crucial intersection of equity and inclusion in environmental conservation and outdoor recreation movements. Please share in your networks. And if you know of anyone from a marginalized or impacted community that needs financial support to attend, let us know.
Registration is now open for the Equity in Conservation and Outdoor Recreation (E.C.O.R.) Summit for Action

What to Expect

Are you ready to be a part of shaping a sustainable future? The Summit for Action is back, and this year’s theme is "Building Sustainable Futures: Navigating the Intersection of Environmental Justice, Public Health, and Outdoor Recreation." The Summit for Action is your opportunity to dive deep into the critical issues that impact our world today. From food insecurity to the climate crisis, health, and water rights, this summit is your gateway to learning, collaborating, and driving positive change. Join hands with experts, scientists, educators, activists, and community leaders as we explore strategies and solutions for a more sustainable future. LEARN MORE

Summit Dates and Times:

Wednesday, October 4, 2023 (Virtual Only / Open to All): 8 am – 3:30 pm PT, 9 am-4:30pm MT, 10 am- 5:30 pm CT, 11am-6:30 pm ET

Thursday, October 5, 2023 (In-Person only) : 9:00 am – 4:00 pm MT

Day 1 of the summit will be held virtually and is open to all. We have attendees who tune in from all over the U.S. If you are interested in the virtual sessions, register for a one-day ticket. During day two of the summit, we will gather in person in Denver, Colorado. Day 2 sessions are for in-person community collaborations.

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2024 Keynote Speaker

Micaela Iron Shell-Dominguez (She/Her)

Micaela Iron Shell-Dominguez is a Sicangu Lakota, Apache, and Xicana woman born and raised in Denver, Colorado. She first, is a MOTHER to a beautiful little human named Liliana Rose, a human rights advocate, a co-founder and adult mentor for the International Indigenous Youth Council 5280, Co-Founder and Co-Director of Womxn from the Mountain, marketing coordinator for Creative Strategies for Change, and last but not least, she is an actor for the Anishinaabe Theatre Exchange. She works hard every day to fight for environmental justice, and social justice for those of us existing today, and for our future generations, but most importantly, she works hard to bring women of all backgrounds together in a way that allows them to empower each other and create strong, matriarchal bonds for future generations. Her continued pursuit is to help spread awareness and stop the violence our women and two-spirit people have endured for centuries.

PANEL: Exploring Impacts and Opportunities through the Interplay of Nature, Environment, and Public Health
From air and water pollution to climate change and urbanization, environmental factors can have a profound impact on the health and well-being of individuals and communities. This panel will examine the social and economic factors that can contribute to environmental health disparities and explore strategies for promoting environmental justice. Speakers will highlight examples of successful interventions and offer insights into practical strategies for promoting healthier and more sustainable communities.
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PANEL: Cultivating Security in an Insecure World- Addressing the Intersection of Climate Change and Food Justice
Climate change and food justice are two significant challenges that pose threats to global food systems and public health. This panel aims to bring together experts from diverse fields to discuss the impact of climate change on food systems, including the effects of extreme weather events, rising temperatures, and changing precipitation patterns on crop yields, food availability, and sustainability of traditional agricultural practices. They will also address the social and economic factors that contribute to food insecurity, such as poverty, inequality, and conflict. By bringing together experts from diverse backgrounds, this panel will provide a comprehensive and interdisciplinary perspective on the intersection of climate change and food insecurity and offer practical solutions for cultivating security in an insecure world.
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Day Two- In Person Community Collaborations During the summit’s second day, we will gather in person to more deeply explore the intersection of food and water justice within a conservation and recreation framework. In a process directed by communities of color, we aim to enhance support, knowledge sharing, and action within environmental communities in Colorado.Day two of the summit is hosted by the Denver Zoo and will incorporate Open Space Technology, a method of knowledge sharing focused on the interests of those in attendance. This will include conversation stations about the most pressing topics and issues affecting food and water justice in Colorado and the western U.S.
PLEASE SHARE WITH PEOPLE IN YOUR NETWORK. Registration is now open for the Equity in Conservation and Outdoor Recreation (E.C.O.R.) Summit for Action
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