Communities and Consequences II: Rebalancing NH’s Human Ecology

May 20, 2021 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Venue :Virtual

Communities and Consequences II: Rebalancing New Hampshire’s Human Ecology is a sequel project to 2008’s award-winning Communities and Consequences: The Unbalancing of New Hampshire’s Human Ecology. This timely new film, book, web, and community outreach project explores the economic and social realities of workforce shortages in our state – the nation’s second oldest state in terms of median age.

That is why New Hampshire PBS and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health are presenting a series of online interactive screenings and discussions of the new documentary COMMUNITIES & CONSEQUENCES II – Rebalancing NH’s Human Ecology.

The next virtual screening event takes place on Thursday, May 20th  from noon – 1:00pm. The focus of the panel discussion is WORKFORCE HOUSING and ZONING.  For this hour, we’ll watch short clips of solutions stories. The conversation will be moderated by Matthew Houde, VP Government Relations for Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health. Panelists include C&C ll filmmaker Jay Childs and Executive Director of the Workforce Housing Coalition, Sarah Wrightsman.

The series continues with one-hour focused presentations through October 2021.

  • May 20th 12 noon – 1pm Topic: Workforce Housing and Zoning REGISTER
  • July 15th 12 noon – 1pm Topic: Compensation, Health Insurance and Family Medical Leave REGISTER
  • October 7th 12 noon – 1pm Topic: Barriers, Solutions and Collaborations REGISTER

DISCUSSION GUIDE  is available for download here.

The population bulge known as the baby boom is reaching social security age and beyond. The impacts of the aging of such a large demographic cohort are seen nationwide. But New Hampshire and northern New England are suffering a far more severe demographic maelstrom. Here the rapidly rising number of seniors have been accompanied by shrinking numbers of younger adults and children—an unbalancing of the region’s human ecology.

Communities and Consequences II shares stories of how people are working together to find innovative ways to create vibrant and welcoming places for people of all ages and backgrounds, and ensure a thriving future for their communities and the state.