The University of Cincinnati is sponsoring an Environmental Justice Symposium 3 PM December 1, 2023. The symposium is titled “Climate, Air, and Activism: Organizing Scholarship and Community to Avert Earth Breakdown”.
- Peter Kalmus, climate scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab, will present the keynote. He is the recipient of NASA’s Early Career Achievement Medal, and NASA’s Exceptional Scientific Achievement Medal. His research interests include ascertaining impact from future extreme heat on humans and ecosystems. Peter is also a climate activist. He engages in climate civil disobedience, for which he has been arrested twice. He is co-founder of the Climate Ad Project and the popular climate app Earth Hero. He is the author of numerous articles, and the book Being the Change: Live Well and Spark a Climate Revolution. He lives in North Carolina.
- Angelico Mendy, assistant professor of Environmental & Public Health Sciences at UC’s College of Medicine. He will discuss air pollution and how it might have contributed to COVID-19 severity.
- Amy Townsend-Small, professor at UC’s School of Environment and Sustainability, on the history oil and gas drilling in Ohio, discussing as well research on methane and harmful air pollutant emissions from these wells and the supply chain.
- Brittany McCubbin and Emmanuel-Sathya Gray on grassroots organizing.
Register at https://forms.gle/Bo2Mot77TPVHTQ5W6
The syposium is sponsored by: Office of the Provost Strategic Collaborative Initiative Award; the Department of English and the Mary Beth Debs Professional Writing Fund; and the School of Environment and Sustainability (SEAS).