Intense storms, flooding, blizzards, drought, and extended heat events are becoming more and more common in Northwestern Pennsylvania. Luckily, individuals and communities in Erie and the surrounding area are stepping up and taking action, building community resilience and the ability to bounce back after hazardous events.

Each year, the Community Resilience Action Network of Erie (CRANE) organizes a summit that
brings the community together to discuss local vulnerabilities and impacts from climate changes
and extreme weather.

This 5th annual summit will be held on November 15, 2017, at the Tom Ridge Environmental Center
from 8 AM- 4:30 PM (See Draft Agenda). It will highlight individual and community-based projects, designed to mitigate

or adapt to regional climate and weather impacts. Local leaders, business owners,
researchers, educators, and community members will highlight their projects, such as
rain gardens, green roofs and parking lots, solar, tree plantings, LEED-certified buildings,
agricultural growing practices, emergency preparedness projects and more.

There is no fee to attend but registration is required
To register or receive more information email us at

Draft Agenda (see detailed agenda here):

7:30 a.m.   –  Registration opens
8:15 a.m.   –  Keynote 
9:00 a.m.   – Concurrent Oral Session 1
10:15 a.m. – Poster Session 1
11:45 p.m. – Lunch (for presenters only)
1:00 p.m.   – Concurrent Oral Session 2
2:00 p.m.   – Concurrent Oral Session 3
3:00 p.m.   – Poster Session 2
4:00 p.m.   – Wrap up/ Networking Hour

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