Climate Justice Conference of Solutions (4/12)

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Evan Weber ’13 is returning to Wesleyan as the president of U.S. Climate Plan to hold a conference on climate change! Check out Weber’s Q & A on Wesconnect and register now to take part in what is sure to be an incredible event:

Climate Justice Conference of Solutions

WHEN:Saturday, April 12th, 2014 8:30am – 5pm

WHERE:Wesleyan University, Exley Science Center

WHY: Much of the conversation around climate change is dominated by the narrative of “doom-and-gloom.” We believe it is time to focus on solutions in order to move towards climate justice. The focus on the right kinds of solutions from a myriad of perspectives can help put us on the path towards a better future. Rather than continuing to talk about the forms of energy, societies, or policies we don’t want, this will be an opportunity to foster dialogues about the better future we envision.

WHAT: The conference will have panels focused on solutions to our climate and energy challenges (from campaign strategy, policy, and technological perspectives), the co-benefits of climate action (from labor, social justice, business, and national security perspectives), and on-the-ground accounts of solutions in action. The focus will be both national and local in scope.

In addition to panels, conference participants will break out into action-oriented workshops in between sessions. We want this conference to serve as a platform for people to get organized around climate action—not just talk about it.

KEYNOTE:David FosterExecutive Director of the BlueGreen Alliance

REGISTER:Registration is free! Register online here by March 31st to reserve your space.

For more info: contact info@usclimateplan.org or visit http://www.usclimateplan.org/#!conference/cpsh

About Wesleyan: WesleyanUniversity has a history of hosting well attended, effective, high level conferences of this nature. Every year in the fall, it hosts the “Where on Earth are We Going?” symposium and in 2010, it hosted thePricing Carbon Conference which had around 550 attendees and 33,000 live-streaming hits from all around the world. This conference is shaping up to be equally as exciting, and we hope that you will join us to make it so.

CONVENERS:College of the Environment, Wesleyan UniversityEarth and Environmental Sciences Department, Wesleyan UniversityMiddlesex Community CollegeThe Rockfall FoundationU.S. Climate Plan; Wesleyan Climate Ambassadors; Wesleyan Sustainability Office

Jelisa Adair

I am the Civic Engagement Fellow for 2013-2014. While a student at Wesleyan I double majored in Psychology and Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and completed a joint thesis during my senior year. I am interested in issues of social justice, mental health, media, and global welfare. 

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