Friday, February 23, 2024

This month, we hosted our first teach-in and mixer on Climate Justice and Collective Action in collaboration with student groups on campus and community organizations in Seattle. We heard from student speakers and environmental activists from ICA, EPSA, UW Solar, UW Sustainability with the presentation focused on applying a Just Transition to the decarbonization plan at UW and local efforts in Washington.

EPSA explained the connections between decarbonization, human health impacts, and the economic disparities. ICA shared about their goal of reaching 95% reduction of direct greenhouse gas emissions by 2035. UW Solar shared about its history and current projects being responsible for 90% of the university’s solar infrastructure. CSF and UW Sustainability explained the importance of a Just Transition within decarbonization.

Thank you to all those in attendance and to all of our wonderful collaborators!

For those unable to make it, the event recording is below. You can also explore our resource guide, as well as an article written up by the UW Daily.

collage of photos from the event