2019 marks the 20th Year of the Coral Reef Ed-Ventures Program

Smith College Year on Climate Change Presents
Climate Equity and Justice: Solutions in Action

Friday, October 4th – Sunday, October 6th, 2019
Smith College, Northampton MA


Please join us for the Year on Climate Change opening conference, Climate Equity and Justice: Solutions in Action this October 4th-6th, 2019.

The conference includes workshops that showcase challenges and accomplishments over the 20 years of the Coral Reef Ed-Ventures Program: a cooperative educational venture between Smith College and the Hol Chan Marine Reserve in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize, that builds community capacity to steward coastal resources.

This opening conference frames climate change as a social justice issue and showcases for students and alumnae how greater inclusivity in decision-making and approaches to climate change can lead to more just, equitable and lasting outcomes.

Conference programming will focus on the following topics:

  • Energy solutions that reduce or eliminate barriers to flexible, consistent, and affordable clean energy.
  • Sustainable food strategies that reduce barriers to access, and encourage adoption of food sources that reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Coastal zones approaches to solving climate inequities in coastal regions through just, participatory, and equitable ecological and built systems.

Kristina Peterson, the Director of the Lowlander Center, will provide the opening keynote address

Look for programming updates on the conference webpage.