Fall 2020 Virtual Events
Advancing Barnard’s Climate Action: A Conversation Series and Citizens’ Assembly
Co-hosted by the SGA Sustainability Committee and Barnard Sustainability
In the spring of 2020, the Sustainable Practices Committee and SGA representatives identified several goals from the Climate Action Vision that require further discussion and elaboration to clarify actionable steps. This semester’s Campus Conversation Series, open to all students, faculty, staff, and alumni will bring the community together to generate ideas for moving forward. We will utilize a Citizens’ Assembly, composed of community members who attend each Conversation session, to develop a set of recommendations based upon the discussions.
Sign up to join the conversations and apply for the Citizens' Assembly here!
1.) Sustainability & Access: Affordability (10/13, 6pm):
How can we reframe our understanding of & practices of sustainability to be more inclusive? How can we use sustainability frameworks to support student access to educational opportunities, for example, access to all majors?
2.) Climate in the Curriculum : Foundations (10/28, 6pm):
How should climate change be represented in the required curriculum? What skills and knowledge base should every student have upon graduation to ensure a habitable planet?
3.) Carbon Neutrality: Air Travel (11/18, 6pm):
Travel emissions, which make up ~⅓ of Barnard’s carbon footprint have steeply declined since we all went virtual in March. How can we maintain the reduced emissions from the lack of air travel during Covid in a post-Covid world? Should we consider offsets?
Members of the campus community will be selected to attend the open conversation series and develop a set of recommendations based upon the discussions.
Citizen Assembly members will be required to attend all three open campus conversations, a debrief session immediately after each session, as well as an introductory session on September 30th or October 5th at 6pm and a closing session on December 2nd at 6pm. Chosen applicants will receive a stipend of $150 for their participation and engagement. Apply here by October 7th.
-Game Night featuring Energetic - 11/11/20
-Thursday Night Events at 8pm with Environmental Science
Email Cathrine Cook for the Zoom link.
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