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Mobilizing Climate Action for Health

  • UVM Davis Center Silver Maple Ballroom 590 Main St Burlington, VT 05401 USA (map)

As people gather for the UN Climate Action Summit in New York, get inspired and motivated locally by stories of successful action against climate change and for human health. Panelists will share how they are working to protect human health in the face of a warming planet, then together, we’ll imagine and plan how we can collectively work on behaviors, policies, and actions for systemic change. You’ll join local neighbors, students, and international delegates from Central and South America for a unique opportunity to think both locally and globally, and to learn from one another. Panelists include Adriana Gonzalez, Environmental justice organizer working in Puerto Rico; Dan Quinlan, Vermont Climate & Health Alliance; Bindu Panikkar, UVM Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources. This public discussion is offered as part of the annual meeting of Regional Centres of Expertise for Education for Sustainable Development (RCE’s) in the Americas, which is hosted this year by the The Greater Burlington Sustainability Education Network (GBSEN). GBSEN is one of 168 RCEs worldwide, each dedicated to working individually and collectively to achieve the U.N.’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. The event is free, but registration is encouraged due to limited space.

To register:

Earlier Event: September 21
Barbara Waters: Borderland Talk
Later Event: September 24
Chris Caldwell: Indigenous Sustainability