This session will feature a world premiere of the short documentary film “Stories from the Shore: Shellfish Growers Changing the Game on Climate” followed by a panel discussion with growers featured in the movie and a reception. “Stories from the Shore” documents the very personal stories of shellfish business owners from the East, West and Gulf coasts, their experience with climate change, and their motivation to take action. The film is a product of the Shellfish Growers Climate Coalition, a project led by the Nature Conservancy in concert with 120+ business owners from 20 states.
The Coalition is harnessing the power of the its members’ compelling stories of how climate change is having real impacts, right now, on their business and the coastal communities they come from. Many have been making their living from coastal waters for generations, and their companies form the backbone of their communities. In its first year, the SGCC members’ stories are proving to be a compelling way to highlight the urgency of climate change to the seafood industry as a whole, scientists, and policymakers.
This event is for policymakers with an interest in aquaculture and agriculture as economic drivers impacted by climate change. It is also for those interested in leveraging new voices in the campaign for climate action. Shellfish products grown by businesses featured in the film will be served at the reception.
This event is part of the Food, Land and Nature-Based Solutions program of Climate Week NYC.