Join Elmira College on March 20 and Talk Climate And Justice Solutions

For the third year in a row, Elmira College will join hundreds of colleges, universities, K-12 schools, and faith organizations from around the world in a day devoted to conversations about climate solutions and climate justice during the Worldwide Teach-In on Climate and Justice on Wednesday, March 20.

The EC event is open to the public and will include panel discussions, an environmental-themed Interactive Fair, low-carbon meal options, and an Environmental Upcycle Flea Market. The panel discussions will include topics about climate justice and solutions, climate science, climate and health, climate and religion, and more.

“Many of the world’s challenges are heightened by climate change, making this a topic that affects everyone. Our first two events were very successful, with about 400 students, faculty members, staff, and community members attending,” said Dr. Trevor Browning, Assistant Professor of Environmental Science. “We’re again excited to discuss practical and equitable solutions to one of the largest environmental issues on Earth. We’ve added more hands-on elements to the Interactive Fair in the Campus Center, with demonstrations and a chance to win a raffle prize. We hope our students and the community will learn and engage in a rich dialog that will leave them feeling motivated and inspired to make changes and help find solutions.”

Join Elmira College on March 20 and Talk Climate And Justice Solutions

Attendees can either join the panel discussions in person or virtually. The hour-long sessions will be at 10:20 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. EDT. Details about the location and time for each panel are available on the web event page. Check back frequently for virtual information and any possible changes.

“The panels are made up of Elmira College faculty, staff, alumni, and members of our larger community,” said Dr. Doc Billingsley, Assistant Professor of Anthropology. “While the event is part of a worldwide movement, it is designed in such a way that we can focus on what we can do at the local level to address this global challenge. We are excited for the opportunity to meet and learn from each other.”

Join Elmira College on March 20 and Talk Climate And Justice Solutions

From 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., the community (or attendees) can venture into the Campus Center (CC) and Gannett Tripp-Library (GTL) to find different climate and sustainability-themed vendors from the area such as Tanglewood Nature Center, Crosswinds Farm, and Finger Lakes Compost. In the GTL visitors will see a climate-themed art show. From 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., pick up an event passport, travel around the first floor of the CC, and visit the vendors and hands-on demonstrations, including Education-themed demos, microbiology demos, a “Climate in Your Country” presentation, a fashion demo, climate poetry readings, a writing demo, a career engagement fair, and more. Attendees can have vendors/demonstrators mark their card and then submit the passport for a chance to win a raffle prize.

Parkhurst Dining Services has arranged a low-impact meal option in the dining hall with locally sourced foods that require less energy to produce. All are welcome. Standard dining fees apply and can be paid by credit card or cash.

Join Elmira College on March 20 and Talk Climate And Justice Solutions

The Environmental Upcycle Flea Market will be from 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. in the Fifth Street parking lot behind the GTL. It will be moved under the GTL Portico if it is raining. The goal of the Market is to keep items out of landfills and give them a new life. Attendees can browse donated items and those left by students at the end of the academic year, including bedding, clothing, toys, and small furniture items. Items are free, but monetary donations are accepted and will go to support the EC Environmental Club.

Details about the Climate Teach-In at Elmira College are posted on this event page. Check back frequently as more details will be added over time, including panel locations and virtual sign-in information.

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