Climate Innovation and Action: Blueprints for a Green Future

Actions Panel

Climate Innovation and Action: Blueprints for a Green Future

UMass Lowell is accelerating its efforts to lead on climate action that is focused on environmental justice.

When and where

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Location

Coburn Hall - Room 255 850 Broadway St. Lowell, MA 01854

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About this event

  • When: Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022 4-6 p.m.
  • Where: Coburn Hall Room 255 and Virtually via Zoom.
  • Cost: Free.

Contact: Amy_Allen@uml.edu with questions.

UMass Lowell is accelerating its efforts to lead on climate action that is focused on environmental justice. At the same time, both Massachusetts and the US federal government are taking unprecedented action to accelerate the growth in renewable energy, especially in disadvantaged, or ‘environmental justice’ communities.

Join us for an interactive event that takes stock of the progress made so far, whether it is enough, and how we could do more. We will hear from a panel of leading policymakers, faculty experts, and UMass Lowell students, including:

  • Chancellor Julie Chen on UMass Lowell’s commitment to climate action
  • A brief update on the science and politics of global climate action from COP27 (Mathew Barlow and Jarrod Hayes)
  • A panel of leading Massachusetts policymakers (Representatives Jeffrey Roy and Joan Meschino), UMass Lowell faculty experts (Raj Kumar Gondle, Arie Perliger, and Juliette Rooney-Varga; and UMass Lowell student participants in UMass Lowell’s delegation to COP27 (Tyler Harrington, Madison Feudo, and Riva Chatsman).

Free refreshments and, networking, and opportunities to connect with students and organizations involved in climate action will follow the speaking event.

This event will be in-person and live-streamed.