Earth Month Activities at the Columbia Climate School

April 7, 2021
view of a fjord under cloudy sky

Views from Trolltunga, Norway. Photo: Maria Dombrov

In honor of Earth Day on April 22, the Columbia Climate School has a variety of great events and stories lined up for you throughout this entire month. Check out the list below, which we’ll be updating as we publish new content. Also check out the #ColumbiaBeautifulPlanet hashtag on Instagram and Twitter, where we’re sharing incredible photos from our field work all over the world, on land and at sea.

Blog Posts:


  • April 7, 6PM ET: When art meets science, those who were once witnesses or observers of a problem can become active participants in advancing change. This panel discussion investigates what emotions emerge from art, and unpack how art can motivate us to move beyond fear to hope and action. View recording.
  • April 8, 6PM ET: Disabled activists in the climate sphere discuss the ways that disabled folks have been cast aside within activism spaces, how disabled individuals are at a higher risk from climate disasters, and the widespread prevalence of ableism, especially casual ableism, in our society. View recording.
  • April 15, 6PM ET: Artists and scientists discuss how they each train an interpretive lens on the natural world, and how we might apply the lessons of both art and science to the many challenges of climate change. View recording.
  • April 21, 3PM ET: Lamont oceanographer Ajit Subramaniam answered reader questions in a Reddit Ask Me Anything. He’s currently on a research vessel in the tropical Atlantic, studying the outflow of the Amazon river, and will be answering reader questions for an hour. Read the conversation here.
  • April 21, 6PM ET: Research leaders around the world believe that the next decade will require unprecedented, powerful, action to curb greenhouse gas emissions and avoid the most catastrophic climate impacts. Earth Institute director and Columbia Climate School founding dean Alex Halliday and Maureen Raymo, director of Columbia’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory and co-founding dean of the Climate School, discuss how we’re meeting this moment. A video will be available here.
  • And find lots more events here.

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