Panel 15: Working Futures, Reducing Emissions
Greening the Blue: Environmental Activists and Climate Action within the American Labor Movement
Todd Vachon, University of Connecticut
As part of an ongoing ethnographic research project, this talk discusses the role of environmental activists within the labor movement pressing for change from within. It will explore the role of activist pressure within the labor movement—with a focus on “just transition” policies and a “Green New Deal”—as a necessary step to eroding one of the many “pillars of support” for the fossil fuel industry in the U.S (more).
Achieving Carbon Neutrality by 2025, The UC Santa Barbara Approach
Colleen McCamy, University of California, Santa Barbara
In November 2013, University of California President Janet Napolitano challenged the UC system to achieve carbon neutrality by 2025 in scope 1 and 2 emissions in efforts to curb greater environmental degradation. This talk will describe the draft climate action plan for UCSB and the changes that will need to occur in order for us to achieve the goals in the plan (more).
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