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.
- The Rights of Nature — Can an Ecosystem Bear Legal Rights?
- Why Nature Is Good for Us: An Illustrated and Animated Guide
- Report: 2020-2021 Highlights from the ACToday Columbia World Project
- Columbia University Releases New Plan to Reach Net Zero Emissions by 2050
- 8 Meaningful Actions You Can Take This Earth Day
- On the Eve of Earth Day, A Live Discussion About the Consequential Decade Ahead
- Does Climate Urgency Lead to Climate Action?
- How You Can Help Restore Nature on Earth Day
- Decades After the Oil Spill That Inspired Earth Day, Are We Prepared for the Next One?
- Emotional Appeal: How Art Can Inspire Action on Climate Change
- Announcing the Leadership of the Columbia Climate School
- Meet 12 Columbia Graduates Taking on the Climate Crisis
- Quiz: Earth Day and Environmentalism
- Photos of Our Amazing Planet, From Our Researchers and Staff
- Earth Day 2021: What We Can Learn From the Past Year
- 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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