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Pac-12 Sustainability Conference
June 24, 2020
As life adjusts to this unprecedented “new norm” in a world affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, we have an opportunity to use this global shared experience to inform a more just and sustainable world. Humanity’s focus has shifted to community, a sense of purpose, Team with a capital “T”, and behavior change that is positively impacting our planet. Stay-at-home orders have had a significant impact on the world’s carbon footprint in a positive way. We have seen leading current and former Pac-12 Student Athletes turning their platform into an opportunity for activism, the NCAA forming a COVID-19 Advisory Panel focused on athletics action and academics from Pac-12 schools demonstrating the tie between the curve and climate change. Join us for an examination of how this experience can inform two critical pillars of an authentically better world: environmental and social justice. What does responsible action look like? How do we carry what we’ve learned with this experience into post-pandemic life? From this profound experience, as a deeply connected community, we can work together on global crises facing humanity, from climate to hunger and homelessness to racism, to change for the better.
- Team with a capital T – Navigating COVID-19
- Spotlight on athlete activism
- Behavior and climate change