Climate Justice Teach In
Have questions about climate change? Concerned about the climate crisis, but not sure what to do about it? Wondering what you, and UWO, can and should do about this critical issue? Come to our Teach In on Climate Justice on March 28!
A group of students, faculty, and staff have collaborated to put together this event. It is aligned with a worldwide teach in on climate justice happening at universities and communities around the world on March 29; for more info see here.
We have done our best to align presentation/activity times with class times; if you teach, please bring your entire class, or encourage your students to attend outside of class. All are welcome, including off-campus community members- please feel free to forward this invite!
When: Tuesday, March 28, 8:00 am- 4:30 PM
Where: Reeve 227 BC
8:00 – 9:30 – Climate Breakfast Café: Come for a brief presentation on climate change and informal discussion about climate topics with student, campus, and community leaders. Coffee, tea, and pastries provided!
9:40 – 11:10 – Beings on the Move: an interactive activity to visualize the effects of climate change on different species, and guest speaker Kate Hancock-Cooke, “Paths to Climate Stability with En-ROADS Modeling”
11:30-1:00: Student Climate Stories & Films: Students from English, Environmental Studies, and Radio, TV, Film classes present their original true climate stories and documentary films and lead discussion on the issues in their work.
1:20-2:20: Student Climate Stories: English and Environmental Studies students present their original true climate stories and lead discussion on issues in their work.
2:30-3:30: Climate Policy: What is the Inflation Reduction Act? Though you wouldn’t know it from its name, the Inflation Reduction Act is the most significant piece of climate legislation ever passed in the United States. But what is it, and how specifically does it address our planetary crisis? UWO Sustainability Director Brad Spanbauer and Stewart Cole from the Environmental Studies Program and the Department of English will lead a discussion of the IRA’s strengths, its limits, what it means for higher education, and what it can teach us about the future of climate policy and activism.
3:30-4:30: Towards a Climate Resilient UWO: What threats does our region face from climate change, and how should we respond to them? Come learn about results of our climate resilience survey and listening sessions, and discuss a vision for a climate resilient UWO.
Meeting ID: 990 5143 3068