The Worldwide Teach-In is a project of the Graduate Programs in Sustainability at Bard College in New York, USA, in conjunction with partners worldwide and the Open Society University Network. And APRU is a strategic partner of the project.
This event focuses on creating Climate and Justice dialogues at K-12 Schools, Colleges, Universities, and greater communities across the globe. On March 30, 2022, help mobilize 1000 communities, in-person and online, in a one-day WORLDWIDE Teach-In on climate solutions and justice. We have easy-to-organize models for colleges, universities, high schools/middle schools, K-6 and faith communities. Engage hundreds of members of your campus and community in critical dialogue on just climate solutions.
The goal of the Teach-In is to grow students with widespread climate despair into citizens with the agency to take action and the purpose of understanding that our faculty can insightfully provide.
APRU Member Events
(in chronological order)
Green Monday Introductory Talk
Hosted by The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology GreenMondays
Date: 14-3-2022 from 12:00-13:00 (HKT) Check your local time
Hosted by The University of British Columbia Okanagan Campus
Date & Time: March 29, 2022 from 6PM-8PM (Pacific Time) Check your local time
Hosted by Universiti Malaya
Date & Time: 30 March 2022 (Wednesday) from 9AM-5:30PM (UTC +8) Check your local time
Hosted by Chulalongkorn University
Date & Time: Mar 30, 2022 09:30 AM (UTC +7) Check your local time
Hosted by University of California, San Diego
Date & Time: March 30, 2022 from 10am-3pm (Pacific Time) Check your local time
Justicia Climática en Latinoamérica y el Caribe: Una perspectiva desde los docentes de la Universidad de los Andes
[English] Climate Justice in Latin America and the Caribbean: A perspective from the professors of the Universidad de los Andes
Hosted by Universidad de los Andes
Date & Time: March 30, 2022 from 11AM-12:30PM (IET) Check your local time
Hosted by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Date & Time: April 8, 2022 at 12:00 noon (UTC +8) Check your local time
The world’s top climate scientists have told us we have a ten-year window to make rapid reductions in the carbon pollution causing global warming in order to hold the warming to the low end of under 3 degrees F. If we don’t, we will severely destabilize the global climate, leading to extreme weather, droughts, floods and sea-level rise that will be increasingly hard for humans to manage.
The good news on climate is that clean energy solutions– solar, wind, battery storage, electric vehicles and more— have gotten cheap and are getting cheaper. In many markets, these solutions now cost substantially less than polluting fossil fuel alternatives. Scaling up climate solutions is increasingly about smoothing the paths for adoption, and making sure that all people share in the benefits. Much of this work needs to happen locally within cities and states across the world. Local action around climate solutions can open the road to solve climate change over the next decade. Together let us identify meaningful locally-oriented and fair solutions worldwide. On 30.3.22 help focus the world on what we can all do to lead the change for our shared future.
APRU universities are joining the effort with 1,000 higher education institutions and high schools across the planet to offer in-person and online events in 50 countries to join in critical dialogue on just climate solutions and put us on the way to solving climate change by 2030.
No matter what your event looks like, step 1 is to sign up and express your intent to host. Please contact Jackie Wong at [email protected] to express your intent to host or for enquiries.
APRU Disclaimer: The views, information, or opinions expressed during the event series are solely those of the individuals involved and do not necessarily represent those of The Association of Pacific Rim Universities (“APRU”) and its employees. APRU is not responsible and does not verify for accuracy any of the information contained in the conference.