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  • 9:15-10:00 AM
    Oct 9
  • 10:30-11:30 AM
    Oct 9
  • 11:45-12:45 PM
    Oct 9
    Business | Unsettling Behaviors: The Behavioral Economics and Politics of Global Warming

    Hersh Shefrin

    With Hersh Shefrin, SCU Leavey School of Business

    This talk, inspired by his new book of the same name, asks why there is a huge gap between actual policy and even the weakest of the prescriptions in the range of plausible recommendations coming from neoclassical economists’ integrated assessment models. Understand the psychology of inaction regarding the climate crisis and what it will take to change it.

  • 1:00-2:00 PM
    Oct 9
    Black-Led Reforestation Efforts | 100K Trees for Humanity & the CA Urban Greenbelt Initiative

    Amos White

    with Amos White, Chief Planting Officer and Founder of 100K Trees for Humanity. Come to learn how this Black led urban reforestation nonprofit is planting the planet, and organizing cities, schools and communities to plant trees at scale for climate, equity and for health!

    Amos White will be on-campus presenting in-person for tUrn9 Monday at 1pm in Benson B/C and also at The Good Market on Friday from noon - 3 outside the Library Learning Commons.

    Get involved with 100K Trees for Humanity and work on climate justice to benefit frontline communities in our region and state by starting a local Tree Planting Team for Climate!!

    Amos White is Founder and Chief Planting Officer of 100K Trees for Humanity. He created 100K Trees in 2019 as a political and community climate action response to America's withdrawal from the Paris Agreement. Since its founding, 100K Trees has planted more than 500 trees and formed partnerships with the Sierra Club, American Forests, Cal Haas School of Business, Peralta Community College District, and others. Amos was appointed to CALFIRE's Urban Forestry Advisory Committee in 2021 and appointed to the Alameda County Agricultural Advisory Committee in 2022 where he serves as Urban Ag Chair. Amos authored and promotes the CA Urban Greenbelt Initiative to plant trees at scale for climate, for equity and for health in 433 CA communities by 2030. He is a resident of Alameda, CA, where it all began. Amos White - Online Bio 
  • 2:15-3:15 PM
    Oct 9
    How to be an Activist & an Ally | Fighting for survival and solidarity in a climate crisis

    Profile photo of Shannon Rivers with a background of green hills

    with Shannon Rivers, Akimel O'odham, tUrn indigenous keynote. Mr. Rivers offers ways in which we might move from the mere study of concepts of solidarity and justice, to being people who participate in informed actions in the world. Working for the human rights of environmental activists who have been persecuted, and speaking for Indigenous led-causes and campaigns, Mr. Rivers opens up a critical conversation in the midst of a devastating situation of runaway global warming that is shared, and in some cases facilitated, by BIPOC and non-BIPOC people alike. Background offered at earlier 9:15 am session.

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  • 5:00-6:00 pm
    Oct 9
    Technology Sector and Government | Clean technology trends & policy solutions

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    Join Dana Nuccitelli, Research Coordinator for Citizens' Climate Lobby and journalist for Yale Climate Connections for an in-depth overview of the encouraging progress being made in deploying clean technology solutions, forecasts predicting how fast they will continue to grow, policy solutions that would help accelerate these trends, and the climate justice concerns of all resource extraction projects. Learn about the best actions you can take to help solve the climate crisis

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    To attend the screening of this zoom call with Dana Nuccitelli in-person at Benson B/C please rsvp here.

  • 8:00-9:00 PM
    Oct 9