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theme: students and solutions


All times are listed in Pacific Daylight Time (PDT). To learn more and RSVP, click on an individual event.


  • 9:15-10:15 AM
    Apr 22
    tUrn en Español: UN IPCC Climate Reports | Comunicado de Prensa del IPCC

    IPCC report cover next to profile photos of Pedro-Andrés Sánchez-Gutiérrez, Maria-Elena Cerecedo, and David-Eduardo Guevara


    A session in Spanish with Climate Reality Leader Pedro-Andrés Sánchez-Gutiérrez and his colleagues Maria-Elena Cerecedo & David-Eduardo Guevara from Puebla, Mexico.

    El cambio climático es generalizado, rápido y se está intensificando. Aug 2021(español), and Jan/April 2022
    Según el último informe del Grupo Intergubernamental de Expertos sobre el Cambio Climático (IPCC), publicado hoy, los científicos están observando cambios en el clima de la Tierra en todas las regiones y en el sistema climático en su conjunto. Muchos de los cambios observados en el clima no tienen precedentes en miles, sino en cientos de miles de años, y algunos de los cambios que ya se están produciendo, como el aumento continuo del nivel del mar, no se podrán revertir hasta dentro de varios siglos o milenios.

    Sin embargo, una reducción sustancial y sostenida de las emisiones de dióxido de carbono (CO2) y de otros gases de efecto invernadero permitiría limitar el cambio climático. Aunque las mejoras en la calidad del aire serían rápidas, podrían pasar entre 20 y 30 años hasta que las temperaturas mundiales se estabilizasen, según el informe del Grupo de Trabajo I del IPCC, Cambio Climático 2021: Bases físicas.

  • 10:30-11:30 AM
    Apr 22
    Rethinking Period Products: Women and the Environment

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    A special Gonzaga University Office of Sustainability presentation


    Students and alumni involved in "sustainable period" events at Gonzaga University have spent the last four years shifting the culture away from inaccessible, unaffordable and unsustainable menstrual products. With a focus on environmental and economic justice, and by offering free menstrual products and ideas, the "sustainable period" campaigns have helped inform women and girls about alternatives that work. Learn about this campaign and meet the GU students that made it happen! Featuring Lauren Gomez, Laura Marck, Grace Redpath and Emmy Wagner.  

    Moderated by Liz Moore, GSBA, Gonzaga Student Body Association Chair & Petra Glenn, SCU tUrn Student Intern


  • 12:00-3 PM
    Apr 22
    The Good Market: Student-Led Climate & Culture Festival

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    Created by tUrn and featuring Center for Sustainability, ENACT, Fossil Fuel Free SCU, Sunrise, GreenTeam, Surfrider, Into the Wild, English Dept. poetry, visual arts tables, and many other student clubs and off-campus organizations!

    GET TO THE GOOD, the Good Market of climate action ideas, clubs, conversations, & coalition–building

    Get all the latest info and ideas on small and large climate actions and share your own ways of committing to sustainable living, anti-racist climate justice, eco-friendly, fair-trade products, circular & thrift economies. Be inspired to make more earth-saving gestures when it comes to your transportation, banking and investments, and civic engagement, and come away with ideas, organizations and student clubs to join so you can keep climate active and climate involved all year round. Enjoy lots of interaction, fun games to test your climate knowledge, pick up literature to pin on your door and guide your choices going forward. Meet people from a host of artistic, cultural, eco-friendly businesses and environmental groups coming together to commit to a livable & peaceful future.


  • 3:30-4:30 PM
    Apr 22
    The Rotten Truth: Climate Comedy as a Wake-Up Call

    Rowdy Keelor speaking in a YouTube video next to the Rotten Truth logo against a background of the YouTube page for FFAC

    with Rowdy Keelor from the Factory Farming Awareness Coalition 

    Join Rowdy Keelor, with Factory Farming Awareness Coalition (FFAC) for a session featuring his YouTube series “The Rotten Truth.” Learn how climate humor can be used to inform, entertain and debunk disinformation, and maybe also learn how to stop climate change one destructive burger run at a time. You gotta laugh, because it’s so serious!

  • 5:00-7:00 PM
    Apr 22
    The Forge Garden + tUrn Barnless Barn Dance

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    Featuring a professional dance caller & musical guests

    Wrap up tUrn week and celebrate wisdom and friendship with some garden discoveries, crafts, refreshments straight from the soil, and veggies for your weekend. Activities and refreshments from 5-6, Join in at 6pm, if you wish, on the very simple but absolutely delightful folk dance steps led by a professional dance caller. Who needs a barn? Live music. Don’t miss this 2nd-ever tUrn “already classic” event and get refreshed by the universal joys of gardening, food, friendship, music and dance.

  • 7:30-9:00 PM
    Apr 22
    An Earth Day Concert for Peace

    Graphic of An Earth Day Concert for Peace with Teresa McCollough and guest artists Ray Furuta and Evan Kahn

    with Teresa McCollough, Department of Music

    A tUrn collaboration with the Department of Music and SCU•Presents

    On the 52nd celebration of Earth Day, join renowned American pianist Teresa McCollough and colleagues in a concert to promote peace through the beauty of music, featuring George Crumb’s seminal work, The Voice of the Whale.

    RSVP through SCU•Presents. There is a charge for this event and tickets are required. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to