Worldwide Climate/Justice Teach-In

Watch the recording of the 2022 World Wide Climate/Justice Teach-In.

Weber State is participating in the World Wide Climate /Justice Teach-In, 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, with the goal of engaging 1000 communities (universities, colleges, K-12 schools and more). 


In the morning of March 30, 2022 there will be four 50-minute sessions, one each hour from 8:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. with in-person attendance (limited to about 100 people) and virtual attendance options for individuals or faculty to join from their classrooms.  In the evening a more community-focused event will take place from 6:00-7:30 p.m. Each session will feature a brief climate-change overview, three faculty flash talks of 5 minutes on climate and their disciplinary connection/engagement with the issues and solutions, followed by an interactive Q & A discussion and next steps for engagement. All are encouraged to attend and participate in one way or another!

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

The module in the Canvas Commons is called "Climate and Justice World Wide Teach-In March 30, 2022" (faculty will need to be logged in to Canvas to access it).


ALL faculty and classes are encouraged to connect with this initiative in some way whether that is: 

  • bringing your class(es) to one or more of the sessions on Wednesday March 30th (in person [RSVP to let us know you are coming in person, but you may also just show up]  or via Zoom, passcode 089182);  
  • watching part of the presentation (the climate update/overview and faculty flash talks should take about  25 minutes) and holding your own classroom discussion;
  • assigning it as an event for students to see on their own  (event recordings will be made available, via the event web page, as soon as possible after the event);
  • offering extra credit to attend and reflect; or
  • finding climate-focused materials/topics to bring into your class independently for your in-person, online, or virtual classes. 

 We need all tools, skills, and perspectives from across campus to address the collective challenges we face of climate change mitigation, adaptation and to foster community resilience and justice.   

 

Event Schedule

Campus-focused morning sessions: 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., one session each hour (8:30, 9:30, 10:30, and 11:30 a.m.)

Shepherd Union Skyroom (404) or via Zoom.

Zoom link to join: https://weber.zoom.us/j/93716643777?pwd=dFNmYWZVcUU2akNZWjZ5TjBnZVY4Zz09
Passcode: 089182

Hourly schedule:

8:30 a.m. - 9:20 a.m.

  • Welcome to Worldwide Teach-In Initiative, Alice Mulder (Geography, Environment & Sustainability)
  • Brief Climate Change Overview - Dan Bedford (Geography, Environment & Sustainability)
  • Faculty Flash Presentations:
    • Carie Frantz (Earth & Environmental Science) - Paleoclimate: Warnings from the past about current and future climate change and the Great Salt Lake
    • Davide Malone (Accounting) - Implications for Cost Management Tools in Environmental Sustainability
    • K. Stevenson (Visual Arts) - Translating Stats and Data into Emotional Intelligence via the Arts
  • Interactive solutions-focused Q&A/Discussion

 

9:30 a.m. - 10:20 a.m.

  • Welcome to Worldwide Teach-In Initiative, Alice Mulder (Geography, Environment & Sustainability)
  • Brief Climate Change Overview - Dan Bedford (Geography, Environment & Sustainability)
  • Faculty Flash Presentations
    • Sara Dant (History) - West at the vanguard, hope for the future
    • Matt Gnagey (Economics) - Climate Change Policy Options
    • Nicola Corbin (Communications) - Motivating Climate Action with Ethical Communication
  • Interactive solutions-focused Q&A/Discussion

 

10:30 a.m. - 11:20 a.m.

  • Welcome to Worldwide Teach-In Initiative, Alice Mulder (Geography, Environment & Sustainability)
  • Brief Climate Change Overview - Dan Bedford (Geography, Environment & Sustainability)
  • Faculty Flash Presentations
    • Hannah Stedge (Athletic Training) - Effect of climate change on exertional heat stroke
    • Aminda O'Hare (Psychology) - Environment and Mental Health - Coping with climate anxiety
    • Jeremy Farner (Building Construction & Design) - 5 Steps to Net Zero Energy Homes
  • Interactive solutions-focused Q&A/Discussion

 

11:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.

  • Welcome to Worldwide Teach-In Initiative, Alice Mulder (Geography, Environment & Sustainability)
  • Brief Climate Change Overview - Dan Bedford (Geography, Environment & Sustainability)
  • Faculty Flash Presentations
    • Bridget Hilbig (Botany) - Responses and Feedbacks of Agroecosystems to Climate Change - Implications for Further Disruptions to the Global Food System
    • Maria Groves (Geography, Environment & Sustainability) - Climate impacts and regenerative farming
    • Robert Fudge (Philosophy) - Ethical Issues in the Anthropocene
  • Interactive solutions-focused Q&A/Discussion

 

Community-focused evening session: 6:00-7:30 p.m.

Dumke Hall, Hurst Center, or via Zoom. 

Zoom link to join: https://weber.zoom.us/j/93304368809?pwd=N1llbmFGcmRXSWhJZ1VJekdaVVR2UT09
Passcode: 277935

Schedule:

  • Welcome to Worldwide Teach-In Initiative, Alice Mulder (Geography, Environment & Sustainability)
  • Brief Climate Change Overview - Dan Bedford (Geography, Environment & Sustainability)
  • Faculty Presentations
    • Sara Dant (History) - West at the vanguard, hope for the future
    • Carie Frantz (Biogeochemistry) - Paleoclimate: Warnings from the past about current and future climate change and the Great Salt Lake
    • Aminda O'Hare (Psychology) - Environment and Mental Health - Coping with climate anxiety
  • Interactive solutions-focused Q&A/Discussion