ASAP to Support the National Environmental Justice Thriving Communities Technical Assistance Center

The American Society of Adaptation Professionals will collaborate with the Institute for Sustainable Communities (ISC) and Atma Connect to engage with one of three national Environmental Justice Thriving Communities Technical Assistance Centers (EJ TCTACs) developed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Energy.  The goal of the TCTAC program is to…

MENTORSHIP SPOTLIGHT: Finding Alignment Through Shared Passions and Lived Experience

July 5, 2023

Meet Mentee Samantha Nuno and Mentor Chantal Madray in this week’s Mentorship Spotlight! About the Mentee and Mentor Mentee Samantha Nuno – As a first-generation and low-income Mexican American woman, born and raised in the Northeast San Fernando Valley, she has personally seen how wildfires and extreme heat affect communities of color, many of which…

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MENTORSHIP SPOTLIGHT: The Complexity of Local Climate Planning

June 22, 2023

Mentor Clare Fogelsong is currently developing and managing climate adaptation and resiliency programs in the Bellingham Washington Office of Climate. With decades of experience in the management of environmental resources and additional years developing and implementing climate action plans, Clare is participating in the ASAP Mentorship Program to provide mentees access to the lessons learned…

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MENTORSHIP SPOTLIGHT – Meandering Paths Toward Adaptation

June 6, 2023

Mentee Camilla Lizundia: Camilla Lizundia is an urban planner and artist based in Philadelphia, PA. They are the founder of Moving People Studio, a blog, and marketplace honoring the art of movement and contemplating the built environment. Camilla is particularly passionate about neighborhood-level responses to climate change, such as expanding transit networks, urban gardening, and…

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ASAP and USDA Forest Service Partner to Address Gaps in Workforce Climate Literacy

June 5, 2023

In 2018, ASAP Members began a series of discussions on professional education needs for the climate change adaptation community. It quickly became clear that the group’s most valuable output would be a knowledge and competencies framework for our field.  After several months, the resulting working group ultimately created ASAP’s Knowledge and Competencies Framework for Climate…

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MENTORSHIP SPOTLIGHT: Sisters of Adaptation

May 26, 2023

Welcome to the first Mentorship Spotlight of the 2023 Mentorship Program Cohort! Mentees Alexis Monti and Olivia Poon dive into their experience under the leadership of Mentor Megan Holcomb. Meet the Mentorship Program Participants Mentee Alexis Monti: Alexis Monti graduated from Umass Amherst in 2022 with degrees in Environmental Science and Natural Resources Conservation. She…

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