Climate Change Teach-In, Oct. 17, 2013

The fourth annual Climate Change Teach-In was held Oct. 17, 2013, at Cumnock Hall on North Campus. The campuswide event featured leading climate-change experts who discussed the choices that need to be made today in order to avert climate change’s potential consequences. This year’s speakers included Jennifer Francis, co-founder of Rutgers University’s Climate and Environmental Change Initiative; Elizabeth Sawin, co-director of Climate Interactive, which works with governments, businesses and nonprofit agencies around the world to address climate-change issues; and writer and activist Wen Stephenson, who helped launch the grassroots climate-change action network 350 Massachusetts. The Teach-In also showcased short films and research posters by UMass Lowell students as well as displays by local communities.

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