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Climate Crisis Research Group

Welcome to 

The Interdisciplinary tUrn:

A Climate Crisis Research Group for Staff & Faculty who want to lean in to climate solutions

CCRG is a group of sustainability and environmental justice leaders and other faculty and staff from 17 different departments and units 

and is directed by Kristin Kusanovich


Introducing CCRG co-facilitators and tUrn partners: Ed Maurer, Nicole Banks, Cara Uy-Segal, Zsea Bowmani,

Brian Thorstenson, Katharine Rondthaler, Leslie Gray, Carolyn Guggemos,

Lindsey Kalkbrenner, Chad Raphael, Iris Stewart-Frey & Chris Bacon


The Interdisciplinary tUrn: A Climate Crisis Research Group

meets five times over the academic year, mostly between fall tUrn week and spring tUrn week


We investigate:

building knowledge, understanding, and wisdom;

fostering community, relationships, and research partnerships, &; 

becoming informed, concerned, and courageous enough to take climate action together.



FALL 2020


December 10, 2020 at 10AM and 2PM Introductory Session with Kristin Kusanovich  |  Theme: Climate Emotion, Climate Grief, Eco-Anxiety, the Affective Domain




Week 4: Featuring Nicole Banks & Kristin Kusanovich on Eco-Anxiety. Tuesday Jan 26 at 4 pm

Week 6:  Featuring Leslie Gray on Enviro. Justice & Carolyn Guggemos on Climate Reality. Tuesday Feb 9 at 3:30 pm

Week 9: Featuring Brian Thorstenson | Theme: Playwriting, Process and Creative Scholarship

Wednesday March 3 10:30 -11:30 AM




tUrn week is April 19-23, 2021

CCRG Final Reflection session is offered at two times on Thursday April 29, 2021:  2pm and 6pm

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out:


 tUrnproject @      



Thanks to Santa Clara University Office of Faculty Development for their promotion of this and all faculty/staff research groups on their webpage.
Thursday April 22 is the 51st Anniversary of 
tUrn is one week in October and one week in April dedicated to CLIMATE CRISIS AWARENESS AND ACTION
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