This month, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change published a portion of its sixth assessment report, titled Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability. The publication looks at the current and future impacts of rising temperatures on people around the world. The bottom line? People across the globe are already at risk and climate-forced migration is already happening.
This Saturday, March 26, is Earth Hour. From 8:30-9:30 pm, organizations and individuals around the world will be “switching off” to raise awareness about climate change. Several Emerson College buildings are included. We’ll be shutting off the exterior lights at the Majestic, the Tufte Center LED stairway lights, and the banner lights at 216 Tremont, the Ansin Building, the Little Building, the Colonial Building, and the Walker Building.
We encourage every member of the Emerson community to participate in whatever way they are able and to discuss the climate challenge with friends and family. Here are some ideas:
- Host a board game night
- Take an evening walk and do some stargazing
- Read up on climate change and spend Earth Hour identifying how you can make a difference
- Cook up a plant-based meal and eat by candlelight
- Attend a virtual or in-person Earth Hour event
Learn more about Earth Hour at https://www.earthhour.org/ and be sure to share any action you take on Saturday with the hashtag #EarthHour. You can also tag the official Earth Hour accounts at @EarthHourOfficial on Instagram, @EarthHour on Facebook and @EarthHour on Twitter so they can share your posts!