ENVS students take action on climate change

Wednesday, December 04, 2019

Students in two upper division Environmental Studies classes (ENVS 530: Environmental Leadership and Organizing, taught by Professor Carlos Davidson, and ENVS 690: Senior Seminar, taught by Professor Glenn Fieldman) worked with the Environmental Resources Center (ERC) on campus to recruit fellow students to attend the September 20 Climate Strike, part of a week of climate actions around the world. Students designed and distributed flyers, made posters and signs, and requested professors’ permission to speak briefly to their other classes.

ENVS 690 students also organized a trash pick-up near and on the campus (among other things, they collected 1,200 cigarette butts) and hosted a letter-writing table in the plaza. Students’ letters in support of a Green New Deal will be delivered to House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s office.

As follow-up to keep climate change action visible on campus and to encourage creative responses, 690 students organized a juried art show, “Green & Seen,” open now through November 28 on the Terrace Level of Cesar Chavez Student Center, Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Read students’ first-hand accounts of their participation in the Climate Strike: