Beyond the Dialog

In addition to the main event on April 7, we invite you to join us for a week full of supporting events and engagement opportunities!

Monday, April 5

Eco-Anxiety Workshop
3:30 - 4 p.m.

Learn about what "eco-anxiety" is, how it affects our mental health, and ways to manage anxiety with TU's Office of Sustainability and Counseling Center.

Tuesday, April 6

Yoga for Eco-Anxiety
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Destress and take a virtual yoga class with TU's Office of Sustainability. First half will be chair yoga, and the second will be gentle movement on the floor. Join in for the first half, the second, or both!

Wednesday, April 7

EcoCareers Conference, hosted by the National Wildlife Federation
Wednesday, April 7 and Thursday, April 8, 11 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. (EDT)

The National Wildlife Federation EcoCareers Conference prepares students and young professionals for sustainability careers by providing information on the latest EcoCareer trends from leading analysts and employers, clarifying career enhancing credentials and academic offerings, and formulating a better understanding of the competencies employers seek in the green sector.

Thursday, April 8

FoodShare Anniversary and Cooking Demo
Cooking Demo: 11 a.m.
Tune in via Facebook Live
FoodShare Open House: 3 - 6 p.m.

Join us as we celebrate the anniversary of TU's FoodShare program! This will include a digital cooking demo on MD Snap-Ed's Facebook Page, as well as an open house of the FoodShare facilities, located at the Ward and West Health and Counseling Center.

No More Food Deserts: The True Story of Food Sovereignty
4 p.m.

Accompanied by Towson University anthropology students, Myeasha Taylor, Farm Manager at the Black Yield Institute (Cherry Hill Urban Community Garden), will discuss issues and initiatives surrounding food justice and food sovereignty in Cherry Hill.

This event is co-sponsored by BTU-Partnerships for Greater Baltimore and the Office of Civic Engagement & Social Responsibility.

"Fire & Flood: Queer Resilience in the Era of Climate Change" Film Screening & Discussion, hosted by Goucher College
6-8:30 p.m.

Join students from colleges around Baltimore for a virtual screening and discussion of the film "Fire & Flood: Queer Resilience in the Era of Climate Change".

This is part of the Combating Toxic Injstices Event Series, co-hosted by Goucher College, University of Maryland Baltimore County, and Towson University.

Friday, April 9

Solve Climate by 2030 Student-Led Digital Rally
11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

How can the work towards environmental justice continue? Join student leaders in a letter-writing workshop, tips to contact your legislators, MSCAC info session, various demos, and more!

#MakeClimateaClass Perspectives

“ The scientific evidence confirms that the global warming and climate change could pose a significant threat to the earth. The current research findings also indicate that corporations have been one of the major contributors to the world’s greenhouse gas emissions. I think the corporations must disclose more information on the effect of climate change on their operation results and financial conditions for their investors and other stakeholders. Furthermore, the financial reporting system will need to ensure the 'Information as regulation' to be more effective by measuring, recognizing, and monitoring corporations’ greenhouse gas emissions in a more transparent and systematic way. ”

Jin Park, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Accounting

“ A particular challenge for all of us today is to understand how to deal with uncertainties. The current pandemic has exposed this in terms of medical and public health data, but we already knew that one of the biggest challenges for the public to understand that climate change is occurring and is human caused has been the use of our scientific language that includes some level of uncertainty. As scientists, we are trained in statistics so we may be more comfortable with variation in data and probabilities than those with less scientific and mathematical training. As science educators, we must do a better job of teaching these concepts to all of our students. ”

Laura Gough, Ph.D., Professor and Department Chair, Biological Sciences

“ The scientific evidence for global climate change is beyond compelling. Indeed, it is clear to me that most of us are actually observing changes in climate over what I consider relatively short timescales. My recollections of winter from my youth are far different than those of my students. There are, however, two key uncertainties – what will be the consequences of climate change and what are we humans going to do about it? We are at a critical juncture in the planet’s history, so now is the time to implement curriculum across all disciplines that will help students address these critically important questions in order to preserve the future well-being and survival of humans and ecological systems alike. ”

Christopher Salice, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Director, Environmental Science & Studies