Climate Action Series #3: Schools – Where Ideas Take Root

Event is coordinated by the Center for Sustainability Education at Dickinson College and the Center for Land Use and Sustainability at Shippensburg University and is one of three planned in collaboration with community groups and agencies in the Cumberland Valley, including the Cumberland Conservation Collaborative, South Mountain Partnership, Cumberland County Planning Department, Carlisle Borough, and the Yellow Breeches Watershed Association.

Communities in The Cumberland Valley and Southcentral Pennsylvania: Learn about climate action already happening and how you can take action in your community. What is already being done about Climate Change? How can climate change actions be expanded and accelerated? How can you get involved?

 

About the Event

K-12 schools, colleges and universities are demonstrating effective actions for reducing emissions of climate changing pollutants, educating their students about climate risks and solutions, and working with community partners to help make our communities climate resilient and low-carbon. Join us to learn what the Carlisle Area School District, Shippensburg University and Dickinson College are doing to lessen climate risks.


Speakers

Tom Horton, Carlisle Area School District

Claire Jantz, Center for Lands Use and Sustainability at Shippensburg University

Neil Leary, Center for Sustainability Education at Dickinson College

Samantha Moyer, Carlisle Area School District (additional panelist)

Sean Cornell, Shippensburg University (additional panelist)


Event Details

Date:

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Time:

7:00  pm to 8:30 pm EDT

Location:

ONLINE VIA ZOOM 

Costs:

 FREE

Registration Deadline:

Registration for this event is closed

Log-on information will be emailed to all registered guests approximately 1-3 days prior to the event.


Agenda

7:00 pm – 7:05 pm

WELCOME AND CLIMATE CHANGE FORUM SERIES OVERVIEW
Speaker: Katie Hess, Director of the South Mountain Partnership / Director of PA Landscape Conservation, Appalachian Trail Conservancy
Purpose of this Climate Action Forum Series
Review/details of Prior Seminars

7:05 pm – 7:15 pm

CAMPUS SUSTAINABILITY
Speaker: Tom Horton
2nd Nature Climate Commitments, action plans, as well as progress and lessons learned from actions taken and planned by the Carlisle Area School District.

7:15 pm – 7:25 pm

CLIMATE EDUCATION
Speaker: Neil Leary
Physical climate science, equity and environmental justice, changing climate risks and responses, as well as actions taken and planned at Dickinson College.

7:25 pm – 7:35 pm

COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS
Speaker: Claire Jantz
Service learning and community-based research projects and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s Local Climate Action Program, as well as actions taken and planned at Shippensburg University.

7:35 pm – 8:30 pm

PANEL DISCUSSION
Moderator – Katie Hess, Director of the South Mountain Partnership / Director of PA Landscape Conservation, Appalachian Trail Conservancy
Introduction of additional panelists followed by moderated panel discussion.

Registration For This Event is Now Closed