Tulane Climate Action Week

Tulane Climate Action Week written in bold font with image of Earth in background

What can we do about climate change? Join a university-wide discussion. Come for panels, speakers, and workshops! This week of action will encourage participants to be active in climate change mitigation and adaptation throughout the year and in their lives in and out of Tulane.  Free and open to all students, faculty, staff and the public. 

Climate Action Week Schedule (Updated March 7)

Monday, March 18 - Thursday, March 21. Climate Action Expo. Pederson Lobby, LBC. Find information on Climate Action Week events.

Monday, March 18th

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM    Keynote Speaker: Kevin O’Brien “The Violence and the Hope of Climate Change: Idealist Activism, Pragmatic Engineering, and a Just Future.” Freeman Auditorium, Woldenberg Art Center 

Tuesday, March 19th

6:30 PM – 8:00 PM    Careers in Sustainability Panel. Bea Field Alumni House. Learn about sustainable career paths from local leaders.                                                                                                       

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM    Dr. John Day “Climate Change, Sea Level Rise, and Equity”. Goldring Woldenberg II, Room 170. (Guest Lecture to MGMT 4150, Dr. Moreau)

Wednesday, March 20th

11:00 AM – 2:00 PM    Campus & Community Climate Action Org Fair. Pocket Park and Pederson Lobby, LBC. Network and discover ways to get involved with campus and community organizations dedicated to climate and environmental action. 

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM    Citizen’s Climate Lobby Workshop. Boggs 242 

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM     Films and Panel Discussion hosted by A Studio in the Woods and New Orleans Video Access Center (NOVAC).  Jones Hall Room 102.  A picture of life on the coast and a historical retrospective in three short films from the Post Coastal series. 

Thursday, March 21st

5:00 PM – 6:30 PM     Environmental Research Poster Session and Reception. Pedersen Lobby, LBC

6:00 PM     Aurora Levins Morales - Poetry Reading and Discussion hosted by New Orleans Center for the Gulf South. Rogers Memorial Chapel. 

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM    Rick Johnson “Leading Economywide Transformation: Entergy and Climate Change.” Goldring Woldenberg II, Room 170. (Guest Lecture to MGMT 4150, Dr. Moreau)

Friday - Saturday, March 22-23 Tulane Environmental Law & Policy Summit, Tulane Law School, Weinmann Hall

Classes with limited seating open to visitors 

M&W 9:00 AM    Global Climate Change Student Projects (EENS 1400, Dr. Tornqvist) 239 Boggs. Students presenting projects on climate change impacts. (10 seats)

TUES  12:30 PM  City of New Orleans Energy Challenge (EVST 3950, Prof. Davey)  Science and Engineering 206. (30 seats)  Guest Speaker Camille Pollan, City Energy Efficiency Advisor 

THURS 12:30 PM  The Tulane Climate Action Plan. (EVST 3950, Prof. Davey) Science and Engineering 206. (30 seats)

Sponsored by the Phyllis M. Taylor Center for Social Innovation and Design Thinking, Office of Sustainability, the ByWater Institute, Environmental Studies Program, USG Sustainability Committee, the Office of Academic Affairs and Provost, Net Impact, the New Orleans Center for the Gulf South, A Studio in the Woods and New Orleans Video Access Center.  

For more information, contact Liz Davey at 504-865-5145 or ldavey@tulane.edu

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