Events Elsewhere

2021 Virtual Interfaith Summit: Healing, Helping and Building Resilience an Interfaith Summit on How to Respond

In the wake of the National Climate Assessment and UN report in 2018 on the projected serious consequences of unchecked climate change, interfaith leaders from the greater Boston area will come together with Communities Responding to Extreme Weather (CREW) to host the third annual interfaith summit on vulnerability and climate change. This now abbreviated digital summit will focus on the role of faith communities in helping their community members build resilience, whether from future climate impacts such as floods, extreme heat, and severe storms, or more immediate concerns like a pandemic. We will shall share knowledge on the types of changes we are already seeing and can expect to see in the Northeast, discuss practical ways congregations can prepare themselves and their surrounding community, and discern together how our spiritual practices could help sustain not only our efforts, but also our souls, hearts, and minds, as we engage in this most critical mission.

April 11, 2021 2:00-4:00 PM EST 

The Climate Imperative: Meeting the Moment

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. Join the Earth Institute at Columbia University online for a special Earth Day conversation as Jeff Berardelli '20GSAS, CBS News Meteorologist, turns the spotlight on Alex Halliday, Director of Columbia University's Earth Institute; and Maureen Raymo, Interim Director of Columbia's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.

April 21, 2021 6:00 PM EST