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Thursday, February 25 • 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Pursuing Climate Justice Through Climate Action: Perspectives across North American Universities

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This session is an opportunity for board members, executives, faculty, staff and students to learn how climate justice is being incorporated into teaching, research and strategic planning at three North American universities. This will be an introductory session for participants working to transform a commitment to climate justice into action and will set the stage for a series where participant will develop a community of learning and be supported in implementing initiatives at their institution.

Some key takeaways from this session:
  • Great opportunities for collaborations between UC & CSU systems in climate justice
  • General acknowledgement that there is a need for a community of practice around how to integrate climate justice into climate action work at colleges and universities (i.e., there is no playbook for how to do this work).
  • Examples highlighted by the speakers from WWU, UC Merced, and UBC serve as inspirational starting points for building such a community of practice

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YeVonne Allen

Sustainability Program Director, Truckee Meadows Community College
YeVonne Allen, M.S. serves as the TMCC Equity, Inclusion, and Sustainability Program Director. YeVonne champions the efforts for equity, inclusion, and diversity-related topics for students, staff, and faculty. She is the current TMCC Faculty Senate Chair, chair of the TMCC Diversity... Read More →


Tracey Osborne

Associate Professor and UC Presidential Chair, University of California, Merced

Grace Wang

Professor and Department Chair, Huxley College of the Environment, Western Washington University
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Walter Mérida

Senior Advisor to the President, University of British Columbia
Walter began his career working with Ballard Power Systems, British Gas Investments Canada, and universities more than twenty years ago. He was a founder and Board member for General Hydrogen Corporation, and the Institute for Breakthrough Energy Technologies in Vancouver. He wor... Read More →

Thursday February 25, 2021 3:00pm - 4:30pm EST