ATLANTA — Metro Atlanta’s population is expected to push 8.6 million in 2050, meaning an additional 3 million residents will move to our city within a 30-year timeframe. With increasing demands for resources, a rise in air pollution and greenhouse gasses, and fluctuations in the local climate, our city is about to change.
For this year’s Canopy Conference, we’re bringing in climate experts, researchers, and community advocates to discuss how we can harness the power of urban forests to fight climate change locally and globally. Join us on Thursday, February 20 for a full day of engaging presentations, workshops, networking, panel discussions, and a locally-sourced lunch.
Kicking off our climate change discussions will be David Nowak, Senior Scientist at the USDA Forest Service, and one of the founding developers of their free software program i-Tree. In his presentation, David will explore how cities can accurately detail their canopy coverage and quantify the tremendous value of trees.
As a closing to Canopy Conference, we’ll hear an inspiring talk from Dan Lambe, President of the Arbor Day Foundation. The Arbor Day Foundation is a nonprofit that inspires people to plant, nurture, and celebrate trees, and they’ve recently committed to plant 100 million trees across the globe by 2022.
Students, teachers, nonprofit employees, and community advocates are eligible for discounts at registration. CEUs will also be offered for this conference.
In honor of Georgia Arbor Day, each attendee will receive a free tree seedling!
To register please click here!