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UNBC students hosting three-day summit on climate change solutions

The three-day program is part of an international initiative to host climate change discussions
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University of Northern British Columbia students are hosting climate change three-day climate and justice teach-in set for next week, which brings together six panel discussions focused on climate change.

The panels will take place both on Zoom and in-person from March 23 to March 25 and include localized discussions around topics such as the sociological climate impacts in Northern B.C., addressing climate change anxiety, building a sustainable Prince George, and creating a sustainable UNBC.

The teach in is part of a worldwide university initiative to engage their campuses and communities in dialogue on climate change solutions and justice.

Bard College in New York and the Open Society University Network is hosting a worldwide teach-in to facilitate discussions around climate change solutions and justice simultaneously around the globe.

UNBC students Hannah Lawrence, Kristy Aitchison, Sarah Korn, Shauna Kelly, and Kayla Wiens, all seniors in the Bachelor of Arts Environmental and Sustainability Studies degree organized the local teach-in for their senior Environmental and Sustainability Studies (ESS) degree capstone course.

The students say that because UNBC is Canada’s Green University, they feel it is important the whole campus participates in these discussions while highlighting the work that faculty, staff and students are doing around these issues.

Admin, faculty, staff, students, and community members will also serve as panelists from various disciplinary backgrounds.

Those interested in attending the Teach-in can find a full schedule of events and Zoom links online.