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Setting a Climate Agenda for CUNY

Event Date: 
Friday, December 10, 2021 – 9:00am to 1:00pm

Students, Faculty and Staff are all invited to this virtual meeting to advance a climate justice agenda at CUNY. We are in the middle of a climate crisis that must be addressed on every level–global, federal, state, city and at our own university.

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We must act now to do everything we can to minimize climate catastrophes, promote sustainability and protect our people. This year’s round of wildfires, hurricanes, floods, record high temperatures, droughts and climate migrations provide a clarion call for all of us to ACT NOW. CUNYclimateAgenda.png How can CUNY be part of the positive response to this crisis? How can CUNY be a model of sustainability, resilience, and justice? We have 25 CUNY colleges with varied needs. We are situated in a wide range of communities, many of which are in frontline communities most affected by climate change. Our CUNY campuses can be hubs for:

  • Promoting resilience, including infrastructure, renewable energy, clean water, waste management, healthy food production & service, heating & cooling
  • Working collaboratively with neighbors in our broader communities
  • Creating “green schools” that are models of environmental and social transformation
  • Developing educational and training programs to spread information about the climate crisis, climate justice, and to prepare us for climate jobs and a future of climate change

If you or your campus organization wants to learn more and be part of the planning and organizing for this important event, please contact us at: [email protected] We look forward to collaborating with you on Dec. 10th and building a movement together to bring climate justice to CUNY.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Peggy Shepard, Executive Director, WEACT, West Harlem Action on the Environment

Sponsored by: Professional Staff Congress/CUNY – AFT Local #2334, University Faculty Senate, CUNY Grad Center Department of Earth and Environmental Science Program, PSC EJWG, Puerto Rican Alliance (Brooklyn College), Science and Resilience Institute at Jamaica Bay Center for Humanities, CUNY Graduate Center, NYPIRG, CUNY University Senate

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