UNC Asheville Hosts Virtual Climate Teach-In Oct. 20

Two students taking notes in the woods
October 5, 2020

UNC Asheville will host a virtual Climate Teach-In from noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 20, with faculty and community experts addressing interdisciplinary issues related to climate science, climate impacts and adaptations, and climate solutions. The virtual program is free and open to all.

The Climate Teach-In includes:

Climate Science:

  • Climate Change 101: Chris Hennon, chair and professor of atmospheric sciencespeople examining UNC Asheville's Bee Hotel
  • Phenology/Season Change: Jennifer Rhode Ward, professor of biology
  • Carbon Accumulation – On the Importance of Bathtubs: Evan Couzo, assistant professor of education

Climate Impacts/Adaptation:

  • Photographing Community-Based Adaptations to Climate Change: Carrie Tomberlin, lecturer in art; and Eric Tomberlin, associate professor of art
  • Climate Justice – Prioritizing Vulnerable Communities: Mickey Snowdon, UNC Asheville Master of Liberal Arts and Science alumnus and former communication liaison for The Collider
  • Food Waste Facts: Christina Newsom, UNC Asheville student and sustainable food procurement analyst for the Student Environmental Center; and Meghan Ibach, UNC Asheville dining services sustainability coordinator

Climate Solutions:

  • Pricing Carbon: Kathleen Lawlor, assistant professor of economicsPhoto voltaic panels on the roof of a UNC Asheville building
  • UNC Asheville Utilities and Initiatives: Dan Croisant, facilities mechanic engineer
  • Climate Resilience Planning: Kelsey Hall, UNC Asheville student and GIS intern for NEMAC (National Environmental Modeling and Analysis Center)

To register, click https://tinyurl.com/y86plxxc. For more information, contact Alison Ormsby, interim co-director of sustainability, at aormsby@unca.edu.