Higher Education’s Role in Climate: The Missing Piece

Mar 4, 2024

2:30pm – 3:30pm CT

Climate resilience requires rapid transformations of economic and social systems using all tools at hand. Yet, the unique potential of community colleges to accelerate climate action at scale remains largely untapped. Serving millions of students, community colleges have large operational footprints; a focus on technical education for essential careers in green energy, transportation, and infrastructure; and close ties to their communities, where they give voice to many who often go unheard. Explore with us the leadership roles community colleges must take for a hopeful climate future.

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Sonya Christian

California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office

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Jeffrey Clary

Foundation for California Community Colleges

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Martin Keller

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory

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Katy Launius, Ph.D

Lumina Foundation