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welcome to



welcome to tUrn! 

we've held seven tUrn events so far, and we've had an extraordinary tUrn out...7000+ attendees! 

Join us:  April 24-28, 2023

for tUrn8 


what is tUrn ?

an invitation to all members of higher education institutions

and partner networks, alumni & community members 

to lean in to the climate crisis

because it is time.

and we must.


whose tUrn is it?

tUrn offers an invitation for everyone,

from artists to scientists, from economists to

ecologists, to shape one lecture, meeting, or event

to address climate crisis during tUrn weeks

or attend a tUrn event.


what are the 3 facets of tUrn ?

H E A D L I N E R S + R E S O U R C E S + P A R T N E R S


who is tUrn for?

people who understand that only together,

with time and space to learn,

contemplate, converse, and activate new behaviors and actions,

can we make a u-turn for the planet and future generations.


who is in charge of tUrn?

everyone. meaning U.

honoring indigenous perspectives, child/youth activists, immigrants/refugees

and women/people of color as knowledge bearers in this fight of all fights.

calling all non-climate change specialists to the stage.

be creative. be innovative. facilitate.


where does tUrn take place? 

For tUrn8 April 24-28, 2022, we will have in-person events EVERYDAY on the campus of SCU for faculty, staff, students, and approved guests, and headliners online on ZOOM, free and open to the public. 

Check out last October's HEADLINERS and learn what kinds of conference sessions you can expect from each creative tUrn!

RSVPs for April open in February.

ZOOM meeting codes will be emailed to you after you RSVP.

Thank you to EVERYONE for helping make a u-turn for the planet

while we make your U an even more sustainable venture. 

See you there!  

Special thanks to the Department of Physics, Santa Clara University College of Arts & Sciences, Dean Daniel Press, the tUrn Global Advisory Council, Center for Sustainability, tUrn Climate Crisis Research Group, Environmental Justice and the Common Good, Faculty Development, Sustainability Liaisons, SLURP, the Jean Donovan Fellows program, Ignatian Fellows and Arrupe Climate Fellows program of the Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education, Center for the Arts & Humanities.

Big shout out to the 21-23 student research intUrns, Senior tUrn Researcher Emily Pachoud, Afghanistan Subcomittee lead Eemon Ghasemiyeh, COMM team lead Bates Detwiler and Sarah Danon, Amanda Harvey, Gloria Karekezi, Kimber Wood, Chanel Bullock, Hannah Trillo, Amber Persson, Audrey Mullarkey, Grace Yonkers-Talz, Emma Sommers, Lauren Kelley, Neha Mann & Audrey Joy, Danielle Serrano, Gabby Yabut, Gabbi Farrer, Petra Glenn, Pascale Wojcik, & the new 21-22 all of the tUrn PARTNERS


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