Thursday, April 23, 2020 - 12:00pm
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Solving the Pandemic and Climate Crises with a Just Transition

Join the Tufts Environmental Studies Program, the Office of Sustainability, the Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning, the Tufts Institute of the Environment and the Center for International Environment & Resource Policy to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day with a special edition of the Hoch Cunningham Environmental Lecture Series.

On the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, we are starkly reminded of the intersectionality of environmental unsustainabilities with social, racial, and economic injustices. The first Earth Day in 1970 came out of the movements of the 1960s and created a diverse big tent that included labor unions, women’s groups, and many others. Today, in the midst of the corona virus pandemic, there is an opportunity at least on par with 1970 to shift popular consciousness to recognize the common roots leading to not only the pandemic, but also the climate crisis and extreme wealth inequality. In this session, we will explore the opportunities in this COVID crisis and discuss how the immediate work to be done can push us further down the path towards a “Just Transition” that “changes everything”.

Penn Loh, Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning, Tufts University
Maria Belen Power, GreenRoots
Caitlin Colino, Sunrise Movement, Tufts chapter

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