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thank you for engaging with tUrn on-line

april 20-24, 2020

we had an extraordinary tUrn out 

Save the date for the next tUrn week: Oct 12–16, 2020 


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? 

In SPRING 2020 it is all online on ZOOM. 

Check out all the HEADLINERS and RSVP for each.

A ZOOM meeting code will be emailed to you

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 Santa Clara University College of Arts & Sciences Center for the Arts & Humanities, Center for Sustainability, tUrn Climate Crisis Research Group, Environmental Justice for the Common Good, Faculty Development Group, Sustainability Liaisons, our student research intUrns & all of the tUrn PARTNERS


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allison ngo reads Pope Francis' Laudato Si' in a 12-hour reading

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