Meet Our New Partner: California Strategic Growth Council

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Thriving Earth Exchange will join the California Strategic Growth Council (SGC) in a collaborative effort to enable vulnerable communities to work with leading Earth scientists to make their communities healthier, more resilient and more sustainable in the face of accelerating climate impacts.

SGC is a cabinet-level body chaired by the Director of the California Governor’s Office of Planning and Research. Under the collaboration, eight California communities will work with scientists to design and implement concrete projects that leverage Earth and space science to make a clear local impact. Community priorities will drive the projects, which will leverage the community’s strengths and assets, while also drawing on current scientific understanding to help guide new, actionable research.

“One of the biggest reasons we are so excited to work with SGC is because of their leadership in engaged research—research that is driven by community priorities, designed for action and designed through partnership with communities,” said Thriving Earth Exchange Director Raj Pandya.

The new partnership was announced 5 November at the SGC Climate Change Research Symposium, “Science to Action: Engagement in Research,” where an afternoon workshop session on engagement was based on the Thriving Earth Exchange model to support community and partner-driven science. Thriving Earth Exchange Project Manager Melissa Goodwin served as a member of the symposium’s Program Committee.

“We are excited about this collaboration that will expand the reach of partnership-based research SGC’s Climate Change Research Program supports, particularly by engaging California communities that otherwise may not have the capacity to partner with scientists,” said SGC Executive Director Louise Bedsworth.

Read the press release announcing the new collaboration.

Sarah Wilkins editor

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