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Not Business as Usual: Fostering Civic Engagement on Climate Change
July 12, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm EDTFree
Scientists are in consensus that the world needs to drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions in order to avoid the worst impacts of climate change, and this cannot be accomplished by institutions acting alone to reduce their own impacts. This webinar introduces ways higher education can advance climate policies through education and civic engagement. We will discuss ideas for building consensus, seeking common ground, and moving towards solutions in a non-partisan way; share resources available for modeling civic engagement; and discuss where higher education institutions can have the greatest leverage.
Clara Fang, Our Climate, Board of Directors
Clara Fang is higher education liasion at Citizens’ Climate Lobby and partner at Earth Deeds, L3C. She is the author/editor of the blog Residenceonearth.net and serves on the Board of Directors of Our Climate, which runs the Put a Price on It Campaign.
|Brett Cease, Citizens’ Climate Lobby, Third Coast Regional Coordinator
Brett Cease serves as Director of Volunteer Education and Engagement and is responsible for developing learning pathways that create the most empowered and informed citizen lobbyists possible. Brett has been volunteering with CCL since 2011 and also serves as the Regional Coordinator for CCL’s Third Coast states. Connecting civic engagement with democratic participation and issues-based advocacy, Brett has taught undergraduate policy courses, high school social studies, and campus sustainability. Brett has dual master’s degrees in Education and Legislative Studies and is currently finishing up his doctoral dissertation research in the Public Policy & Political Economy program at the University of Texas at Dallas.
Debra Rowe, Disciplinary Association Network for Sustainability, Higher Education Associations Sustainability Consortium
Dr. Rowe is the President of the U.S. Partnership for Education for Sustainable Development (www.uspartnership.org). The U.S. Partnership convenes members of the business, education, communities, government, and faith sectors of the U.S. and catalyzes national sustainability initiatives. Dr. Rowe is also co-founder/program director of the Higher Education Associations Sustainability Consortium, founder/facilitator of the Disciplinary Associations’ Network for Sustainability, and Senior Advisor to AASHE. She helps higher education faculty and staff, K-12 associations and other private and public institutions integrate sustainability into mission, curricula and training, research, policy, culture, purchasing and investments, facilities and operations, and community partnerships.