Campus Climate Activists Build on Momentum of UC Climate March at First Friday Meeting

The UC San Diego Green New Deal hosted a First Friday meeting at the Natural Sciences Building (NSB) Auditorium last Friday to organize and plan campaigns that could pressure UCSD into further addressing the ongoing climate crisis. Building on the momentum from September’s Climate March, students, faculty, staff, and community members came together to discuss the future of climate advocacy on campus. Second-year doctoral student and UCSD Green New Deal organizer Peter Sloan opened the meeting by recapping the march and highlighting the movement’s goals. UCSD Green New Deal is advocating for the integration of climate education into the university’s curriculum, carbon neutrality by 2025, and the creation of a UC-wide Green New Deal. The meeting later broke off into three groups to discuss a plan of action for each issue. Psychology professor and climate activist Adam Aron led a presentation on UCSD’s 2019 Climate Action Plan (CAP). The university plans to reach carbon neutrality by 2025, but Professor Aron argues it is not on track to meet this goal. “I need to see change where I am in San Diego,” said Aron. “I need to see it at UCSD. I need to see in a few years that we … Continue reading Campus Climate Activists Build on Momentum of UC Climate March at First Friday Meeting