New Canaan Land Trust invites its members and the community to its annual membership meeting on Tuesday, November 15th at 6:30 pm. The Land Trust’s annual meeting offers residents the opportunity to learn more about the 55-year organization and meet like-minded members of the community. Comprised of almost 400 acres, the conservation organization plays an important role in New Canaan in fulfilling its three-part mission of protecting open space, caring for and restoring habitat on its properties, and engaging the community.
The meeting will feature guest-speaker Sarah Finnie Robinson, a New Canaan resident and the founding director of The 51 Percent Project, a climate communication initiative based at Boston University Institute for Global Sustainability. Robinson holds faculty appointments at Boston University’s College of Communication and at the Graduate Program in Urban Biogeoscience & Environmental Health. Following a career in mainstream media (The New Yorker, The Atlantic, iVillage), in 2010 Robinson co-founded WeSpire, a WIRED and Fast Company award-winning company that provides a behavior-change platform for corporations to engage employees in sustainability goals and related programs. In 2018, Sarah founded The 51 Percent Project to identify best practices and principles of climate change communication, which is a burgeoning field of behavioral science. In her talk, Robinson will focus on climate change communications principals relevant to New Canaan residents, as well as how the community and the Land Trust can address climate change. A Q & A session will follow the presentation.
The annual meeting will take place at the New Canaan Nature Center, 144 Oenoke Ridge from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served. For more information, please contact the Land Trust at [email protected] or 203-972-1270.