澳客网官网首页 to host worldwide climate teach-in on March 30

The University will welcome Hip Hop Caucus Founder 牧师. 伦诺克斯·耶尔伍德作为主讲人

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The teach-in will feature seven panels comprising 35 faculty 而且 guest speakers from over two dozen programs, 中心, 以及整个大学的学科

As part of its commitment to environmental stewardship 而且 leadership in fighting climate change, the University of New Engl而且 is uniting with colleges 而且 universities around the globe as it brings the “全球气候与司法讨论会” 3月30日飞往缅因州.

澳客网官网首页将欢迎牧师. 小伦诺克斯·伊尔伍德., president 而且 founder of the Hip Hop Caucus 而且 award-winning climate activist, as keynote speaker for the one-night teach-in. 由耶尔伍德于2004年创立, the Hip Hop Caucus focuses on addressing core issues impacting underserved 而且 vulnerable communities, with programs 而且 campaigns that support solution-driven community organizing led by today’s young leaders.

除了伦诺克斯的评论, the teach-in will feature seven panels comprising 35 faculty 而且 guest speakers from over two dozen programs, 中心, 以及整个大学的学科. These panel presentations will discuss 公共卫生, 应对气候焦虑, 气候变化沟通, 以及未来的解决方案, 等.

The teach-in is one of more than 300 such events taking place in 50 countries worldwide 而且 in each U.S. 国家的一部分 到2030年解决气候问题项目. 由巴德学院领导, the project aims to encourage states to engage in ambitious but feasible actions to tackle climate change 而且 to promote the initiative # MakeClimateaClass, designed to engage 而且 empower young people in the fight against climate change.

澳客网官网首页 is the sole higher education institution in Maine to host the event.

阿莱西娅·卡里迪,助理主任 可持续性 在一个, said the event will showcase the broad representation of disciplines across the University that can integrate climate change 而且 justice in到ir coursework.

“Climate change 而且 climate justice do not exist within the boundaries of the environmental sciences alone. The message to be taken is that every single class 在一个 — from 整骨疗法的医学艺术与科学, 社会工作, 公共卫生, more — can have some component of climate change 而且 climate justice interwoven in到 curriculum,卡瑞迪说.

澳客网官网首页 has for years been a leader in climate action within higher education, having adopted its first 气候行动计划 in 2010. In 2015, 澳客网官网首页 became one of only a few institutions in the northeast to academically engage undergraduate students in climate change topics by offering an interdisciplinary minor in 气候变化研究.

2021年初,澳客网官网首页 采用减碳投资组合 大学的捐赠基金,, 在11月, signed a two-year contract to purchase Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) for 13 of its electricity accounts that service its two Maine campuses. 这些第三方, Green-e certified RECs represent the environmental benefit of 100% renewable wind energy 而且 will offset about 4,000 tons of carbon dioxide equivalents — roughly half of all the electricity purchased by the University — to ameliorate the impact of the University’s carbon emissions, Cariddi说.

贝瑟尼·伍德沃斯博士.D.现任北京大学教学教授、项目协调人 interdisciplinary minor in 气候变化研究, said hosting 耶尔伍德 for the event was a natural choice given voice because of his engagement of young people in the fight against climate change.

“Young people are aware that they are inheriting the climate 而且 justice crises, they are outspoken in their desire to enact positive change,伍德沃斯评论道. “澳客网官网很高兴能接待牧师. 耶尔伍德, a leader in organizing 而且 inspiring youth to engage with the political process around issues that impact underserved 而且 vulnerable communities.” 

耶尔伍德 is a leader in campaigns calling for divestment from fossil fuels causing climate change, 气候运动日益多样化, 确保人人都有干净的水和空气, international efforts to address climate change. Dubbed a “New Green Hero” by Rolling Stone, 耶尔伍德 launched 认为100%, the Hip Hop Caucus’ award-winning communications 而且 activism platform, in 2018. 由播客组成, 电影, 音乐, 以及行动主义的机会, the platform challenges environmental injustices 而且 shares just solutions 到 climate crisis, including a transition to 100% renewable energy for all.

This collaborative event is produced in partnership with 澳客网官网首页's Center for Excellence in Collaborative Education (CECE), with funding from The Climate Initiative 而且 the Kennebunkport Conservation Trust.

牧师. Lennox 耶尔伍德