June Coffee Hour

The Charleston Resilience Network hosted its second bi-monthly Resilience Coffee Hour on July 26th, 2017 at Sojourn Coffee in West Ashley. 20 people attended, and out of that 20, we had 11 new people join us! This coffee hour had a different format than the previous one–per a recommendation from a CRN member, we decided to have “Lightning Talks”.  These lightning talks are intended to allow CRN members to share the projects they are involved in that relate to resilience.  This month, we highlighted non-profits, and had 4 wonderful speakers.  Please see the links below for information on the talks and short biographies.

Joy Brown, The Nature Conservancy || The Nature Conservancy’s Resilience Work in South Carolina || Biography

Scott Sternfeld, EPRI || The Outage Data Initiative for Smart and Resilient Cities || Additional Resources ||  Biography

Stewart Weinberg, Climate Reality Leadership Corps/Organizing for Action  ||Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power

Jessica Hardesty Norris, Charleston Audubon & Biohabitats ||CRN: Where Are We Going?


May Coffee Hour

The Charleston Resilience Network hosted its first bi-monthly Resilience Coffee Hour on May 23, 2017, at Sojourn Coffee in West Ashley. The event was attended by 27 people from a variety of organizations and backgrounds, including emergency management, public health, engineering and construction, planning and architecture, business continuity, academia, community outreach, and local, state, and federal government. Attendees shared what they are working on within the resilience realm in a lightning round format, after which they were able to network and discuss ideas, and projects in more detail.

Participants also discussed opportunities for future, collaborative events, including a meeting focused on the regional/local economic impact of rising sea levels, that the CRN hopes to facilitate.