As Arizona confronts the impacts of a hotter world, Northern Arizona University is joining partners from Arizona State University, the University of Arizona, and communities from around the state to convene the first statewide, solutions-focused climate summit, Climate 2020: Seven Generations for Arizona.
This two-day summit will bring together youth, community leaders, decisionmakers and researchers in Flagstaff, Arizona. Nationally-recognized voices on climate issues will be featured including Texas Tech scientist Dr. Katharine Hayhoe, hip-hop artist Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, and former Governor of Arizona and Secretary of the Interior Bruce Babbitt.
Climate 2020: Seven Generations for Arizona aims to transform the conversation about climate change in Arizona, moving beyond drought contingency plans and into a comprehensive and future-oriented framework of creative and science-driven decision-making. Partners include the Center for Ecosystem Science and Society (NAU), the Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals, the Center for Health Equity Research (NAU), the Green Fund (NAU), the Sustainability Program at the City of Flagstaff, and Vitalyst Foundation.
To learn more visit https://climate2020arizona.nau.edu/.
Registration is open! Summit registration is free to Arizona university students who wish to volunteer. Email Kate Petersen, Kate.Petersen@nau.edu, to learn about volunteer opportunities.