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  • Revitalizing Ecosystems in Greater Boston to Survive Climate Change Download as iCal file

    Saturday, 31 March 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Join the Greater Boston Group and Biodiversity for a Livable Climate for a one-day conference on what we can do to conserve, restore and strengthen ecosystems in our region. 

    • Local ecosystems can help us to weather the coming climate shocks.
    • Learn about current efforts and new possibilities to protect and strengthen our local ecosystems.
    • Afternoon workshops on practical ways you can help revitalize ecosystems in our yards, streets, neighborhoods, parks, wetlands and waters.

    Featured speaker:

    Tom Wessels, author of The Myth of Progress: Toward a Sustainable Future, on


Self-organization, Co-evolution, Resiliency, and Stability

    Self-organization is a natural process—that, as a system grows it also becomes more complex. The talk will focus on how this process works in ecosystems via co-evolution to generate the incredible biodiversity we see in nature. Many examples of regional co-evolved relationships will be used to illustrate how co-evolution works. The talk then shows how this process is a wonderful model for creating sustainable human systems.