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We help local leaders develop Whole Community adaptation strategies to address the impacts of climate change.

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Testimonials

  • San Luis Obispo's decision process toward grass roots sustainability was made a whole lot easier by (The ClimateWise process).

    Jan Marx, Mayor, City Of San Luis Obispo

  • Sometimes facing climate change in this valley can be a bit depressing, but this workshop was a positive experience.

    Participant, Fresno, California

  • Clear and concise overview of climate change in the region.

    Participant, Deschutes Oregon

  • ...the larger challenge will be disseminating this great information to a larger community.

    Brian Cypher, Fresno, California

  • Speakers presented relevant information. Informative AND motivational.

    Participant, Fresno, California

  • Very much enjoyed the diversity of interests. Good job in bringing this diverse group together.

    Participant, Missoula, Montana

  • I’m so glad to see this happening in Missoula and I am happy that I was asked to participate and give my opinions.

    Roger Marshall, Missoula, Montana

  • I feel as though I have developed a more solid knowledge base as well as valuable agency contacts.

    Participant, Fresno, California

  • Although I got to the workshop late, I found the people in my breakout session had a lot of good scientific information.

    Participant, Fresno, California

  • I thought the workshop was good for sharing information among the group.

    Brian Cypher, Fresno, California

  • Listening to all the different problems and possible solutions really expanded my understanding of the (climate change) impacts.

    Participant, Missoula, Montana

  • “The Climate Change Adaptation planning effort for San Luis Obispo County was a highly informative and motivating process.”

    Larry Allen
    Air Pollution Control Officer
    San Luis Obispo, California County Air Pollution Control District

  • Good job in bringing diverse groups and a diversity of interests together.

    Participant, Missoula, Montana

  • Geos Institute was good at facilitating conversations and keeping things moving.

    Marilyn, Deschutes Oregon

  • It can be a bit depressing sharing climate change issues in the valley. This workshop was a positive experience.

    R. Lucas, Fresno, California

  • There were a lot of people here that really benefited, including me!

    Bobby Kamansky, Fresno, California

  • Good to hear strategies from the experts and get new perspectives.

    Nick Santos, Fresno, California

  • Thanks for putting this workshop on. Great discussion, presentations, and lunch.

    Participant, Fresno, California

  • Listening to professionals, in their respective fields, share their emperical data really helps understand it and the urgency for action.

    Joseph Klendoiola, Fresno, California

  • I appreciated the opportunity to express my viewpoints on some specific adaptation strategies.

    Participant, Deschutes Oregon

  • “The Climate Change Adaptation planning effort for San Luis Obispo County… combined science and the collective knowledge of community leaders and informed citizens.”

    Larry Allen
    Air Pollution Control Officer
    San Luis Obispo, California County Air Pollution Control District

  • It was good to hear impact concerns from other disciplines.

    Participant, Missoula, Montana

  • I’m better informed (having attended this workshop) to go out and share this information with neighbors and friends

    Betty Thisted, Missoula, Montana

  • It's two weeks on and I've been corresponding with two gentlemen I previously didn't know existed. Great networking opportunity!

    Amy Grant, Missoula, Montana

  • The workshop was great! I'm so happy to see efforts like this- it's exactly what we need.

    Michelle Selmon, Fresno, California

  • The resulting plan provides a comprehensive blueprint for the future and gives confidence that we can protect public health, the environment and our local economy by acting on its recommendations.

    Larry Allen, Air Pollution Control Officer, San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control District

  • “The Climate Change Adaptation planning effort for San Luis Obispo County (identified) strategic actions needed to proactively address the potential impacts of climate change in our region.”

    Larry Allen
    Air Pollution Control Officer
    San Luis Obispo, California County Air Pollution Control District

  • The elected officials must get this info to use in local decisions...

    Chris Lehn, Fresno, California

  • It was great to have so many good ideas (about adaptation strategies) flowing and to see the overlap in our thinking at the various tables.

    Michelle Selmon, Fresno, California

  • The workshop was instructive, informative, and beneficial. Thanks for this! Great discussions, presentations, and lunch.

    Participant, Fresno, California

  • Listening to all the ideas and different problems and possible solutions really expands my understanding.

    Participant, Missoula, Montana

  • I feel encouraged by the number of fantastic people who participated today.

    R. Lucas, Fresno, California

  • Working with Geos Institute scientists is a great experience. They are reliable, flexible, committed to their work, and assure the best outcomes using their technical expertise.

    Susan Roothaan, A Nurtured World

  • Creating partnerships and making acquaintances with other is always an important first step.

    Amy Grant, Missoula, Montana

  • You have no idea how much this will help me in my job.

    Chris Lehn, Fresno, California

  • The ClimateWise process organized by the Geos Institute was marvelous in the way it brought together decision makers and citizens to share information about climate change.

    Jan Marx, Mayor, City Of San Luis Obispo

  • The workshop significantly increased my understanding of climate change.

    Participant, Fresno, California

  • Two aspects really gave a jump start to helping city and regional planners: getting the Geos scientific expertise input early on; and getting the major stakeholders on board.

    Jan Marx, Mayor, City Of San Luis Obispo

  • Excellent forum to begin robust discussion on the regional level.

    Participant, Deschutes Oregon

  • “The resulting plan provides a comprehensive blueprint for the future and gives confidence that we can protect public health, the environment and our local economy by acting on its recommendations.”

    Larry Allen
    Air Pollution Control Officer
    San Luis Obispo, California County Air Pollution Control District

  • I thought it was good that local people were involved in presenting information.

    Participant, Fresno, California

  • This was great! It seems really important to do this workshop here.

    Bobby Kamansky, Fresno, California

  • I definitely picked up a few new ideas I hadn't thought of and got a better appreciation for where other people are at with regard to understanding climate change and impacts.

    Michelle Selmon, Fresno, California

  • The Climate Change Adaptation planning effort for San Luis Obispo County was a highly informative and motivating process that combined science and the collective knowledge of community leaders and informed citizens to identify strategic actions needed to proactively address the potential impacts of climate change in our region.

    Larry Allen, Air Pollution Control Officer, San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control District

  • Workshop was very effective at disseminating scientific info!

    Chris Lehn, Fresno, California

  • I was honored to be part of such an inspiring and fruitful collaborative process.

    Larry Allen, Air Pollution Control Officer, San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control District

  • The outcome of (the ClimateWise) process also helped fuel a successful grant for the city and region.

    Jan Marx, Mayor, City Of San Luis Obispo

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