Entries by Ken Hiltner (UC Santa Barbara)

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ACTIVISTS, ARTISTS, AND ACADEMICS BUILDING JUST CLIMATE FUTURES TOGETHER A NEARLY CARBON-NEUTRAL CONFERENCE Introduction to Nearly Carbon-Neutral (NCN) Conferences Air Travel: Academia’s Biggest Dirty Little Secret Ken Hiltner Air travel to conferences, talks, and meetings can account for a third of the carbon footprint for a typical scholar or university. The event that you are attending is using […]

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ACTIVISTS, ARTISTS, AND ACADEMICS BUILDING JUST CLIMATE FUTURES TOGETHER A NEARLY CARBON-NEUTRAL CONFERENCE Panel 5: India: The F(r)iction of Nuclear as a Climate Solution: Tales from India’s Nuclear Renaissance Making the Invisible Visible: Documenting Nuclear Radiation with a Camera Ashish Birulee Since the nuclear era has begun, like many other countries India also started exploring […]

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ACTIVISTS, ARTISTS, AND ACADEMICS BUILDING JUST CLIMATE FUTURES TOGETHER A NEARLY CARBON-NEUTRAL CONFERENCE Panel 4: Creating a Field: Climate Justice Studies Talking about Some of the Most Important Things We Can as Scholar-Activists:  How Can We Create the New Field of Climate Justice Studies?  John Foran What might a sociology of climate justice look like?  […]

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ACTIVISTS, ARTISTS, AND ACADEMICS BUILDING JUST CLIMATE FUTURES TOGETHER A NEARLY CARBON-NEUTRAL CONFERENCE Panel 3: Artivism The SeaChange Voyage: Artivism in the Anthropocene Kevin Buckland In 2014 a group of artivists crafted a flotilla of fragile paper-mache canoes and embarked down the Hudson River, following the supply chain of fracked Bakken crude oil and defending […]

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ACTIVISTS, ARTISTS, AND ACADEMICS BUILDING JUST CLIMATE FUTURES TOGETHER A NEARLY CARBON-NEUTRAL CONFERENCE Panel 2: The Global Climate Justice Movement in the Age of Crisis, Part Two Climate justice in the era of Trumpism (and capitalist crisis) Patrick Bond View slides. The transition from apartheid to democracy in South Africa has lessons for those concerned […]

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ACTIVISTS, ARTISTS, AND ACADEMICS BUILDING JUST CLIMATE FUTURES TOGETHER A NEARLY CARBON-NEUTRAL CONFERENCE Panel 1: The Global Climate Justice Movement in the Age of Crisis, Part One The Global Climate Justice Movement Must Gear Up for Taking Political Power John Foran After briefly introducing this part of the conference, consisting of four panels on the […]

UC-CSU KAN CONFERENCE A NEARLY CARBON-NEUTRAL CONFERENCE Panel 4: HUMBOLDT AREA TEAM Conducting an Environmental Assessment in the Classroom Sahar Nouredini Conducting environmental assessments in the classroom can help facilitate discussions about climate change, environmental health and environmental justice.  This presentation reviews 5 online tools that allow teachers to integrate an interactive in-class exercise and […]

UC-CSU KAN CONFERENCE A NEARLY CARBON-NEUTRAL CONFERENCE Panel 3: MONTEREY BAY AREA Nosce Te Ipsum: Bridging our values and actions in addressing climate change Ryan Alaniz Scholarship on anthropogenic causes of climate change has expanded exponentially in the last three decades.  Academics are well-versed on the challenges political economy, social values (consumption), and “development” pose to […]

UC-CSU KAN CONFERENCE A NEARLY CARBON-NEUTRAL CONFERENCE Panel 2: NORTHRIDGE AREA TEAM Pedagogies of Empowerment: Teaching Climate Change without Hopeless Despair          Amanda Baugh When we teach students about climate change and other environmental problems, how can we convey the enormity and urgency of the situation without leaving students in a state of […]

UC-CSU KAN CONFERENCE A NEARLY CARBON-NEUTRAL CONFERENCE Panel 1: OPENING REMARKS John Foran (UC) UC Santa Barbara John Foran is Professor of Sociology and Environmental Studies at UCSB, teaching courses on climate change and climate justice, activism and movements for radical social change, and issues of alternatives to development and globalization beyond capitalism. His books include […]