On July 31st, about 150 people came together at the A.E. England Civic Space Park in Phoenix to attend a press conference and several lectures on the issue of climate change and its effects on urban environments and the people who inhabit them. It was a day of information, inspiration, and action.

Eric Corey Freed, of organicARCHITECT, was the keynote speaker, his compelling presentation on the importance of eco-focused architecture and the feasibility of building eco-friendly buildings, was the highlight of the day.

All the lecturers had excellent presentations, and the audience left feeling inspired and committed to making a change.

Here is Nancy Selover, AZ State Climatologist during her presentation titled “Urban Heat Island, What’s the Problem?”.

[photos and text by Julia Dorn-Giarmoleo]

Several Arconauts took part in the day, and an Arcosanti informational booth, manned by Kate Bemesderfer and Travis Shappell was set up in the lobby .

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