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Nov 10, 2022

Now more than ever, colleges and universities are taking action to address climate change by embedding sustainable practices on their campuses and conducting research to advance climate science and climate solutions. Chief Sustainability Officer Heidi VanGenderen at the University of Colorado Boulder talks about why higher education, despite deep political divides, is perfectly poised to take on the climate crisis.

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Here are some of the links and references from this week’s show:


Dual Mission Summit
Colorado Mountain College

Dueling Purpose: Can The Dual-Mission College Change Higher Education?
Forbes | March 16, 2021

Conversation with Heidi VanGenderen: 

Sustainability at CU Boulder

Chancellor Names Inaugural Members of University Sustainability Council
CU Boulder | July 23, 2021

Five Questions with Heidi VanGenderen, Co-Chair of the Right Here Right Now Global Climate Summit
CU Boulder | May 9, 2022 

Right Here Right Now Global Climate Alliance

Right Here Right Now Global Climate Summit

Climate Change Rises as a Public Priority. But It’s More Partisan Than Ever.
The New York Times (sub. req.) | Feb. 20, 2020

Global Education Coalition

Why Climate Action Is in Higher Education’s Best Interest
Higher Education Today | Nov. 10, 2022