Community Events


Yale University Summer 2022 Internship Colloquium

Sep 22, 2022 05:30 PM EST

This colloquium will feature students who undertook internships examining issues at the nexus of climate change and public health. Our panels, speakers, and organizations represented will include:

Panel 1: Rights and justice in a climate changed world
Sebastian Duque (Yale College – Environmental Studies and Political Science), Dejusticia
Caroline Helsen (Yale School of Public Health), UNICEF
Alix Rachman (Yale School of Public Health), Connecticut Department of Public Health
Emily Goddard (Yale School of Public Health), Connecticut Department of Public Health

Panel 2: Collecting and operationalizing climate and health data
Mitchell Manware (Yale School of Public Health), California Department of Public Health – Climate Change and Health Equity Unit
Ruihan Qin (Yale School of Public Health), Yale Program on Healthcare Environmental Sustainability
Noelle Serino (Yale School of Public Health), Yale Center on Climate Change and Health
Adriana Ballinger (Yale College – Environmental Studies), Connecticut Institute for Resilience and Climate Adaptation and Yale Center on Climate Change and Health

Panel 3: Communicating and awareness-raising around climate & health issues 
Julia Wang (Yale School of Public Health), Connecticut Department of Public Health
Rose Hansen (Yale College – Environmental Studies), Minnesota Department of Health – Climate & Health Program
Matt Di Vitto (Yale School of Public Health), Minnesota Department of Health – Climate & Health Program
Fin Mooney (Yale School of Public Health), Connecticut Department of Public Health
Maggie Hart (Yale School of Public Health), Connecticut Department of Public Health


“From Ambition to Action:” National Resource Center Climate Week

Wednesday, September 21, 2022, 12pm EDT

Our climate, economy, and society are in crisis. Climate disasters, skyrocketing costs of living, and deepening inequality are hitting workers first and worst. Workers know that our time to act is running out; that’s why unions across the country are organizing to tackle these compounding crises with a bold, pro-worker climate agenda.

The Climate Jobs Summit on September 21 and accompanying Week of Action will bring together climate jobs coalitions, labor leaders, union climate activists, environmental advocates, policymakers, scientists, and allies in our shared mission to build an equitable renewable energy economy powered by good union jobs.

We will talk about the ways that climate change and inequality are inextricably linked, dig into specific opportunities for labor to shape bold climate action and emerging technologies, and discuss strategies for training an inclusive and equitable climate workforce.

The Climate Jobs Summit and Week of Action will take place during Climate Week NYC and are sponsored by Climate Jobs National Resource Center, Climate Jobs NY, and the Labor Leading on Climate Initiative at Cornell University’s Worker Institute.

Please contact Sophia Reuss ([email protected]) with questions.

“The Fight for Climate After COVID-19:” Yale Program on Climate Change Communication

September 16, 2022 12:00 PM EST

Join the Yale Center for Environmental Communication in hosting Alice Hill, the David M. Rubenstein Senior Fellow for Energy and the Environment at the Council on Foreign Relations. She will discuss the necessary elements for climate preparedness and where the United States is along its preparedness journey. This talk will be moderated by Dr. Jennifer Marlon, research scientist and lecturer at the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication.



“Environmental Justice Is Racial Justice – Faith Communities Respond”

Thursday, October 20, 2022 @ 1:30-3:00PM EDT, 10:30AM-12:00PM PDT

Environmental Justice is the intersection of Creation Justice and Racial Justice. Across our country and our world, communities of color are impacted first and worst by pollution and climate-driven disasters, and among the strongest advocates for change. Learn how your faith community can stand with them. Join a panel of leaders on the front lines of environmental justice featuring: 

Dr. Robert Bullard, “The Father of Environmental Justice,” Distinguished Professor of Urban Planning and Environmental Policy, Texas Southern University, author of 18 books, and co-founder of the HBCU Climate Change Consortium.

Rev. Mariama White-Hammond, Founding Pastor of New Roots AME church in Boston, and nationally-recognized environmental justice advocate.

Rev. Dr. Deborah Conrad, was Pastor of People’s Church in Flint, MI (ABC/Alliance), during the lead poisoning crisis; currently Pastor to Parkview Church, United Church of Christ, Aurora, CO.

Rev. Betsy Sowers (Moderator), Co-chair of the Alliance of Baptists Creation Justice Community, and Minister for Earth Justice at Old Cambridge Baptist Church, Cambridge, MA.

Hosted by the Creation Justice Community of The Alliance of Baptists