World Wide Climate Justice Education Week 2024


Weber State is again participating in the World Wide Climate Justice Education Week, a Solve Climate by 2030 Initiative, a project of the Graduate Programs in Sustainability at Bard College in New York, in conjunction with partners worldwide and the Open Society University Network, to mobilize hundreds of thousands of people (from universities, colleges, K-12 schools and more) throughout April to focus on the critical climate justice work ahead, and our shared resilient future. 

All faculty, staff, students, and community members are welcome to join!

Event Schedule

Location: Stewart Library, Hetzel-Hoellein (Room 321)

Monday, April 1:

10:30 a.m. - 11:20 a.m.  

  • Session #1: Climate, Water, and the Great Salt Lake
  • Presenters:
    • Carie Frantz, Dept. of Earth and Environmental Sciences
    • Hal Crimmel, Dept. of English
    • Shane Schvaneveldt, Dept. of Business Administration

11:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. 

  • Session #2: WSU's Climate Action
  • Presenters:
    • Alice Mulder, Sustainability Practices & Research Center
    • Analeah Vaughn, Energy and Sustainability Office (ESO)
    • Drew Hodge, Energy and Sustainability Office
    • Korynn Martinez, Garden Club President, ESO
    • Allison Brown, Zero Waste Coordinator, ESO
    • Miriam McCutchan, Transportation Coordinator, ESO

Tuesday, April 2:

9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. 

  • Session #3: Climate, Food and Resilience 
  • Presenters:
    • Bridget Hilbig, Dept. of Botany and Plant Ecology
    • John Trimble, Dept. of Foreign Languages 
    • Samantha Hill, Dept. of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences
    • Kaylee Anderson, Food Sustainability Coordinator, ESO

10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. 

  • Session #4: Climate, Urban Heat and Health 
  • Presenters:
    • Dan Bedford, Dept. of Geography, Environment & Sustainability
    • Aminda O'Hare, Dept. of Psychological Sciences and the Neuroscience Program 
    • Heather Root, Dept. of Botany and Plant Ecology

Wednesday, April 3:

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Eco-Poetry Open Mic and Theater Event

Facilitated by Abe Smith, Dept. of English and Sarah Grunnah, Dept. of Performing Arts
Participate in and/or listen to a poetry jam with and experience a few scenes from the theatre production, "The Amphibians."
"The Amphibians" is directed by Lily Hilden and will be performed by Bee Higgins and Tessa Eager. 


Thursday, April 4:

Noon - 1:15 p.m.

Come play a game of climate-related Jeopardy. There will be snacks and prizes!


Friday, April 5:

12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Community Garden Installation - Located at the WSU Wellness Annex
Join the Energy & Sustainability office in filling wooden raised beds with soil/compost, laying cardboard along the pathways and covering them in mulch. Food and drinks will be provided for all those who RSVP at the Givepulse link


Saturday, April 6:

10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Reconnect to the River:  Ogden River Clean Up - Location the Ogden High Adventure Park, check GivePulse or back here for updates.
Help WSU's Center for Community Engaged Learning and the Ogden Nature Center clean part of the Ogden River corridor.
Updates will be provided for all those who RSVP at the Givepulse link.


Ways Anyone Can Engage with Solutions

Visit this page for lots of ideas for climate action related to a range of topics:  air quality & transportation, biodiversity & land, civic engagement, energy & buildings, food, water, and working toward zer0.  Explore these and make a pledge to yourself, family, friends, or organization of what you can do next. 

This Climate Resource Page also includes ideas for ways to engage in education/action related to climate change on campus or in our wider community through events, organizations.


Resources for Educators

Resources to engage on climate change-related topics, impacts, and solutions independent of the campus event are available in a module in the Canvas Commons. These may prove useful for those faculty teaching online/hybrid courses or who just wish to pick their materials for a class assignment/discussion, etc., as a way of participating in the larger Teach-In. 

The module in Canvas Commons is called "Climate and Justice World Wide Teach-In" (faculty will need to be logged in to Canvas to access it). 

Additional resources to bring the Teach-In to your course include the recording of the 2022 World Wide Climate/Justice Teach-In, which included 5-minute flash presentations by various WSU faculty (available now, with indexed time markers for each presentation), and these thought-provoking "Turn it Around" art and text flashcards made by youth for adults (educators, students, policymakers and more). A sampling of resources for engagement on campus and beyond can be found here

Follow this link for resources for classes from college to pre-school, created by Bard University and the Open Society University Network.