"Culture Change for Climate Change" (CC4CC) was funded through a strategic investment by the University's Office of the Provost in 2020. One of eight campus-based "Seed" ideas, the primary goal of CC4CC was to harmonize and scale climate action at and by CWRU. We strive to build connections and collaborations across campus and with our neighboring communities.
The collaborative project has several work paths, including:
- Research: Led by Professors Cassi Pittman Claytor and Brian Gran, and Professor of Physics Cyrus Taylor, the research component of this effort is creating focus groups to establish the baseline of climate change attitudes and perspectives within CWRU and surrounding neighborhoods. Data will be analyzed to identify themes with which to articulate patterns and values on climate change, which will be used to inform longer-term actions.
- Creation of a CWRU Climate Action Network: There are many climate change action and sustainability events happening across campus and with our communities. The CWRU Climate Action Network will provide the structure to connect interest with action, increase participation, amplify and connect actions and opportunities, and seed new actions. Several sessions/meetings have been hosted and six pitch ideas have been presented and are being worked on.
CWRU CAN is looking for future volunteer leaders, email if you are interested, specifically we envision having at least one faculty, one staff and one student co-lead.
If you would like to be added to the CWRU Climate Action Network listserv, join through CWRU Google groups or email email@example.com with the subject "Add Me.
CWRU's first Climate Action Week stemmed from this initiative.
- Support for student group collaboration around climate topics
The leadership team includes:
- Cassi Pittman Claytor
- Stephanie Corbett
- Grant Goodrich
- Brian Gran
- Matt Hodgetts
- Ina Martin
- Julian Rogers
- Cyrus Taylor
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