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White House Forum on Campus and Community-Scale Climate Change Solutions

By District Energy posted 03-03-2023 18:16


Wednesday, March 8, 2023 1:00 – 3:30 pm ET

On March 8, 2023, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and the University of Washington (UW) will convene U.S. Government officials with climate, sustainability, and resilience leaders and educators from colleges and universities across the country for a virtual forum. These stakeholders will showcase how innovative ideas and actions can advance climate change efforts on college campuses while benefitting the surrounding communities and beyond. The discussions will include:

  • Making campuses more sustainable and resilient, including pathways to demonstrating net-zero emissions;
  • Ensuring that students have the knowledge and skills to lead in the clean industries of tomorrow and to plan, deploy, and maintain the climate-smart infrastructure needed;
  • Providing climate information services to states, municipalities, and indigenous communities; and
  • Serving as proving grounds for new climate solutions and strategies to bring them into the innovation ecosystem.

Speakers Include:

  • Sally Benson — Deputy Director for Energy and Chief Strategist for the Energy Transition, OSTP
  • Maya Tolstoy — Dean, College of the Environment, University of Washington
  • Alexandra Isern — Assistant Director for Geosciences, National Science Foundation
  • Laura Petes — Chief of Staff for Climate and Environment and Assistant Director for Climate Resilience, OSTP

    Please register here to join virtually.

    A full agenda is available here.