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Science and the Planet Series

Forecasting the Future

From Concern to Effective Action: Individuals and the Environment

April 20
6-7 p.m.  
Bexar Room, HEB UC
UTSA Main Campus, 1 UTSA Circle, San Antonio, TX 78249  

Guest speaker is Peter Bella, former Natural Resources Department Director of the Alamo Area Council of Governments (AACOG) and air quality expert. He will discuss climate policy on the local and state levels, through governments and through volunteer activities by nongovernmental organizations.


We will also hear comments from Stephen Ackley, Research Associate Professor, UTSA Department of Geological Sciences. Ackley was awarded the National Science Foundation’s Antarctic Service Medal for service in Antarctica.

For information about the event, contact, 210-458-6430

For directions to the event:  Park at the Ximenes Ave Garage (XAG).

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The Game of the Century: Crowdsourcing The Climate Crisis

Climate Change Fighter-2020 or Bust's Laughlin Artz-Speaks on March 9

Laughlin Artz, executive director of the nonprofit 2020orBust, will speak at UTSA's Main Campus on March 9 in the University Center. This is the first in the UTSA Science & the Planet Series.

His organization encourages every person to take action to slow climate change and improve the environment. The Game of the Century gives us all a pathway to reducing our carbon footprint. The campaign makes ending the climate crisis simple, actionable and fun for anyone who wants to step up to that challenge.

March 9

Time: 3:30 p.m.

Date: Thursday, March 9, 2017

Location: UTSA's Main Campus, University Center's Bexar Room


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The mission of 2020 or Bust is to align the global community on the next five years as our make-it-or-break-it window of opportunity in which to radically interrupt the current emissions trend and get us on track to end the crisis in time; to generate the thinking, planning and action that will close the gap between where we’ll predictably be in 2020 and where we need to be for us to be on track for a sustainable future.

Download the event flyer

See the interview with Laughlin Artz on WOAI.

The Sustainability Council will host a monthly meeting featuring top speakers on environmental matters. Stay tuned for more information.