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Social Impact and Environment Policy: Climate Advocacy

In a time when most of us are stuck in our homes, limited to computers or telephones for outreach, how do we go about doing the work of social justice advocacy? For this event, we focus specifically on the climate crisis in order to model the “advocacy toolkit.” Our panelists will be: Kesha Ram, Vermont Senator-elect ; Chris Pearson, Vermont Senator, member of Vermont Climate Caucus ; Tom Hughes, Campaign Manager at Energy Independent Vermont (VPIRG) ; John Killacky, Vermont Representative and Adjunct Faculty at Champlain College ; Valerie Esposito, Director of Champlain’s Environmental Studies and Policy program. For the first 30 minutes, our panelists will discuss environmental justice as a part of political platforms, the recent Global Warming Solutions act, climate policies on the national, state and local levels, and ways that all of us can influence these policies. After that, we will open it up to a general Q&A with the audience. Then, for the final 40 minutes, we will break into smaller working groups and actually DO some of the advocacy work that was just discussed. This event is in lieu of our yearly “Social Impact Service Day.”

Wednesday, December 9
6:30 pm-8:00 pm
FREE
Social Impact and Environment Policy: Climate Advocacy
Date
Wednesday, December 9
Time
6:30 pm-8:00 pm
Cost
FREE
Organizer
Social Impact Scholars & The Eco-Reps
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Audience
Current Students

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