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New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services

Adaptation Tool-kit
Community Conversations and Stories
  • We Are Prepared To Engage Our Community In A Conversation Around Climate Change & Adaptation

Once community leaders have begun to develop effect language and messaging around the issues, it is important to engage a broader audience in the conversation about planning for and implementing climate change adaptation actions. These conversations usually include the broader citizenship of the town and should target leaders in public health, economy, community services, and local government.

NOAA developed strategies for a Community Listening Sessions: Highlight Local Knowledge and Help Them See the Issue

NH Listens is the civic engagement initiative of the Carsey Institute at the University of New Hampshire. NH Listens is hosting Listening Sessions for the Granite State Future project and is developing a toolkit for community listening sessions.

UNH Cooperative Extension - UNH Cooperative Extension provides New Hampshire citizens with research-based education and information, enhancing their ability to make informed decisions that strengthen youth, families and communities, sustain natural resources, and improve the economy.
Outreach and engagement are important in the public participation process. Their workshops and training will help you design an effective outreach plan within your community.

Community Stories

Below are a list of Community based Adaptation Success Stories and Plans that can be shared during community conversations.

| Climate Change & Adaptation Messaging | Assessments |

| The Adaptation Toolkit For NH Communities



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