Nat’l Trust for Historic Preservation’s conference PastForward 2021: Focus on Adapting to a Changing Climate, Online 2021, November 2-5

Lead the Change

Celebrate the power of place, virtually, with thousands of preservationists and preservation lovers at the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s conference for those who work to save, sustain, and interpret historic places. PastForward Online 2021, November 2-5, will convene the preservation movement’s leading change-makers. Will you be joining us this fall? REGISTER NOW

Content Focus
Adapting to a Changing Climate

The complexity and global scope of climate change can overwhelm our sense of agency. Yet preservation has an important role to play in both mitigating the impacts of climate change and adapting to its effects. This subtheme will highlight innovative approaches and provide practical guidance to help preservationists move from climate concern to climate action.

Highlights include:

  • Preservation as Climate Action: Join a diverse panel of specialists working in preservation to hear real world applications of how our work can be more explicitly “green.”
  • Solar Energy Approaches to Historic Properties: Learn how to help historic buildings survive in a time when fossil fuels are no longer in use.
  • Aligning Preservation with the Climate Crisis: Four practitioners will share their work in this arena and discuss next steps for our field, including research uncovering tensions between historic building protections and energy performance codes.
  • Communicating Climate Change and the Value of Place: Learn specific best practices promoted by FEMA and other state and local agencies for risk communications, promoting behavioral change, and available tools and resources.

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