Registration open for Oct. 6 Climate & Community Summit
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FORT MYERS, Fla. - Floridant -- Hosted by SWFL Climate & Community Initiative and powered by Hertz, the inaugural Climate & Community Summit will take place on Thursday, Oct. 6 from 1:30 to 6 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa in Bonita Springs, Florida.

The event is open to the public and features a dynamic program that brings together national and regional experts, environmental innovators, elected officials and Southwest Florida community and business leaders to address solutions that protect Southwest Florida from changes in weather, land, water and lifestyle. Tickets for the Oct. 6 Summit are $25, and online registration is open through Oct. 1 at

The SWFL Climate & Community Summit is sponsored by Hertz with support from The Water School at FGCU, Collier Community Foundation and Conservancy of Southwest Florida. The Initiative is led by a consortium of community organizations and businesses including Collaboratory, Charlotte Community Foundation, Conservancy of Southwest Florida, Growing Climate Solutions, Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce, The Water School at FGCU, Naples Daily News, The News-Press and WGCU.

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A series of workshops called "Climate & Conversations" were held throughout Southwest Florida to help shape the direction of the Summit.

Sessions presented during the event will include an overview of the current global and local climate challenges that Southwest Florida is experiencing and the impact on the regional economy, health, topography and weather, as well as existing public perceptions.

Additionally, the event will showcase current Southwest Florida resiliency efforts, and attendees will hear from those who have been on the frontlines of these statewide and local endeavors, as well as learn how the community can become involved and support these various efforts.

The afternoon will conclude with multiple table-top discussions. This interactive community exercise will be professionally facilitated and include the participation of residents, business and civic leaders, and regional elected officials. The purpose of this exercise is to prioritize the region's actions for combating climate challenges and protecting our paradise. The documented results of these discussions will be shared with local government leaders for policy consideration.

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