Climate of Change acknowledges the hard fact that deep injustice is both a cause and effect of climate change. To achieve awareness and inspire action, the Greater Rochester community is joining together for 22 days of learning and action for intersectional climate justice. Beginning on April 1 and culminating on Earth Day (April 22), Climate of Change aims to convene a diverse cross-section of community members to develop a clear understanding of how environmental injustice harms our region and advance a shared vision for positive change.
Following the model of the 21-day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge, participants will receive a daily email with content to help them explore, learn, and engage, through a mix of live presentations, facilitated discussions, videos, articles, and action opportunities.
The premier elements of the series will be four virtual events held each Thursday evening (April 1, 8, 15, and 22, 5:30-7:00 p.m.) that feature nationally recognized keynote speakers and local guest panelists. These outstanding presenters include Daphany Rose Sanchez, a NYC-based energy equity advocate and founder of Kinetic Communities, and Vic Barrett, a prominent youth climate activist with Earth Guardians.
Climate of Change was co-created by the Urban League of Rochester, Connected Communities, Ibero-American Action League, M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence, City Roots Community Land Trust, St. Mark’s and St. John’s Episcopal Church, Rochester Area Community Foundation, and the Climate Solutions Accelerator of the Genesee-Finger Lakes Region.
Full information and registration is at www.climategfl.org/climatejustice22days.