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  • 9:15-10:15 AM
    Apr 26
    Four Ways Not to Talk About Palm Oil

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    with Max Haiven, author of the 2022 book Palm Oil: The Grease of Empire 

  • 10:30-11:30 AM
    Apr 26
    Women, Sand Mining, Ocean Literacy, and the Next Generation of Climate Professionals

    Profile photos of Anthony Akpan and Esther Adedeji with a background of a sandy ocean shoreline

    with Anthony Akpan, Director of PAVE, Pan-African Vision for the Environment / Water Services Management at UNESCO IHE and Esther Adedeji, Sustainability Consultant/Manager for Carbon Limits Nigeria in Lagos.

  • 1:00-2:00 PM
    Apr 26
    From Grassroots to Global Impact: A Climate Activist’s Journey in Japan’s Fight Against Coal

    Erina Imai and a friend smiling and holding signs at a climate protest

    with Erina Imai, moderated by tUrn intern Sarah Danon

  • 2:15-3:15 PM
    Apr 26
    Waste Not, Want Not: Climate Career Inspiration

    Profile photo of Tristy Osbon with a background of a signpost

    with Tristy Osbon in special collaboration with Gonzaga's Office of Sustainability and SCU's tUrn. Perfect for undergraduates wishing to make a difference.

  • 3:30-4:30 PM
    Apr 26
    Embedding Sustainability Across SCU Through the Laudato Si' Action Plan

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    with Maria Judnick and Lindsey Kalkbrenner, Center for Sustainability

    Participants will give feedback on the university-wide Laudato Si’ Action Plan.

  • 7:00-8:00 PM
    Apr 26
    Environmental Volunteer Network of Afghanistan

    Profile photo of Abdulhadi Achakzai with a background of a blue sky

    with Abdulhadi Achakzai, moderated by tUrn intern Gloria Karekezi & tUrn Afghanistan Subcommittee member Imran Ghasemiyeh (’20).

  • 8:15-9:00 PM
    Apr 24
    tUrnout: Student-Led Reflection Session & Climate Action Power Hour

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    Take action Monday–Thursday in a supportive group environment with fellow students who want to make a difference. Snacks, writing prompts, friendship. Led by tUrn student crew members.