Past Chair, CACOR Board of Directors, Dr. Robert Hoffman reports:
On Monday, September 23rd, the North American Associations for the Club of Rome held a meeting at Scandinavia House in New York City on ‘Sustainable Development Goal Achievements and Future Priorities’, as one of the series of Continental Dialog events that began in 2010. Participants including a delegation of students from the Laurel Springs School were welcomed by Anitra Thorhaug, President of USACOR and Full Member of CoR and Robert Hoffman, past Chair of CACOR and Full Member of CoR. CACOR member Ted Manning presented by Skype on ‘The Plan to Survive’ project and Robert Hoffman presented the CACOR ‘Pathways’ project. The meeting included presentations by Barry Hughes on ‘The Future interactions of Sustainable Development Goals’, Michaela Walsh, founder of the Women’s World Bank, Noam Lior on ‘Sustainable Development Measurement’, Ryan Jackson on ‘Health in the Western Hemisphere’, Anitra Thorhaug on ‘Seagrass Restoration in the Tropics as a means for sequestering carbon’, and Marilyn Mosley Gordanier, founder of the Laurel Springs School, one of the first schools in the United States to successfully develop an online curriculum. CoR member Fred Dubee facilitated remote participation for members of the newly formed Chinese national association. Sandrine Dixon-Decleve, CoR co-president, who was in New York to launch the Planetary Emergency Plan, hosted a breakfast for CoR members to discuss the development of the CoR program and engagement with National Associations.