New England News
4:36 pm
Fri September 27, 2013

Climate Change Conference Aims For Action Plan

People from diverse backgrounds are meeting in Springfield, Massachusetts Saturday for a conference on climate change. 

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The free conference at Trinity United Methodist Church is organized by Climate Action Now, Arise For Social Justice, and the NAACP.  Bringing together environmental, anti-poverty, and civil rights activists underscores the wide-ranging impact of climate change, according to Michaelann Bewsee of Arise For Social Justice.

Conference workshops will look at the impact of climate change on food supply and price, public health and transportation.

Recommendations from the conference will be used to develop a climate action plan for Springfield.