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Earth Day 50/50: Looking Back, Moving Forward

April 22, 2020
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
As we celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of Earth Day, please join the Earth Institute, Columbia University, and viewers from around the globe for an interactive live webcast. At this truly amazing juncture in human history, we face an immediate global public health emergency as well as a slower, but monumental, global climate crisis. Our special Earth Institute Live conversation with Columbia University experts, alumni and students will reflect on what environmental science and activism accomplished since the first Earth day. Then we will examine today’s challenges and opportunities and chart pathways to a more sustainable, equitable, resilient future for humanity through the next 50 years and beyond. Viewers from around the world and on platforms from Facebook to Twitter can weigh in and watch this intergenerational chat including: Host: Alex Halliday, Director, Earth Institute, Columbia University Moderator: Andrew Revkin, JS ‘82, veteran environmental journalist; Founding Director, Earth Institute Initiative on Communication and Sustainability Speakers: Leading the Way on Earth and Climate Research - Maureen Raymo, GSAS ‘89; Bruce C. Heezen/Lamont Research Professor; Director - Core Repository, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, the Earth Institute, Columbia University Birth of a Movement: Earth Day 1970 - Michael Gerrard, CC ‘72; Andrew Sabin Professor of Professional Practice in the Faculty of Law; Director, Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, School of Law - Fred Kent, CC ‘67; Co-Founder, Placemaking Fund, PlacemakingX, and the Social Life Project The Next 50 Years: Building a Sustainable Planet into the Future -Maria Chart, SEAS ’21; Co-chair, Columbia Eco-reps Living Green Committee -Alex Halliday, Director, Earth Institute, Columbia University -Narayan Subramanian, SEAS ‘13, Law ‘20; Fellow, Data for Progress and SAIS-ISEP

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