Join the Tricentennial Project’s first faculty/student discussion on environmental justice in NYC.
In this discussion and Q & A, the Tricentennial Project will speak with Dr. Diana Hernandez, an expert on the social and environmental determinants of health, as well as place-based interventions to address them. The talk will focus on understanding the environment as an urban phenomenon, locality in climate, and what it means to design solutions for your own community.
The discussion will be moderated by undergraduates Emma Urofsky (GS) and Emily Stone (Barnard).
In July 2020, Columbia University announced the creation of a new Climate School to address the environmental and public health challenges of climate change. The first new school in 25 years at the University, it will draw upon the University's current research centers and programs. In response, undergraduates at Columbia formed the Tricentennial Project, a group focused on exploring and modeling what undergraduates want from a climate school, and communicating with faculty and administration.
This event is the first in a four-part series exploring student focuses and models for the Columbia Climate School.