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Boston Climate Strike on December 6
Following the September 20 Climate Strike, on November 29 and December 6, the globe will again go on strike. In September in Boston, alone, over 10,000 people showed up to demand a Green New Deal and climate justice. This time climate groups hope to bring out even more people. A climate strike planning group has formed on Tufts campus which hopes to bring out over 1,000 students and faculty in the fight for our future on Friday, December 6th. Organizers are focusing on bringing in groups on campus who have been left out of the environmental movement since climate change threatens all of us.
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NEWS
SMFA Professor Creates Sustainable Fashion Art Display

SMFA Professor Samantha Fields created a temporary public art project called "desires not even our own." It is an ongoing display in which a performer disassembles clothing donated by Goodwill into its smallest parts with a seam ripper. This piece urges shoppers to reflect upon their own shopping habits and their responsibility as a consumer. It is on display at 405 Centre St, Jamaica Plain, MA until Black Friday.
Green New Deal Lunch & Learn

Whether you’re an experienced environmental activist, hoping to get more involved, or just interested in learning more about environmental policy, this event will cover what the Green New Deal is and why it’s so important, as well as its applications on the local level. Tufts Sunrise Movement will be hosting this event featuring Somerville City Council President Katjana Ballantyne. The Lunch & Learn will take place in the Terrace Room in Paige Hall from 12:00-1:00pm on Monday, November 18th and ree food will be provided!
Tufts Professor on Preserving Forests for Climate Change

Tufts Professor Bill Moomaw from the Fletcher School recently did an interview with the environmentally-focused news organization Grist in which he explains how preserving existing forests can help slow global climate change. Learn more about carbon-sequestration in this story!
Response to Trump Administration Pulling Out of Paris Agreement

On November 4th, the Trump administration pulled out of the Paris Climate Agreement, but that doesn’t mean we have. Tufts has signed onto the We Are Still In pledge along with a coalition of almost 3,000 cities, states, tribes, businesses, universities, healthcare organizations, and faith groups across the U.S.

EVENTS
November
15
Farm to Table Shabbat
11/15 6:00pm
Tufts Hillel

Attend Tufts Hillel's annual Farm to Table Shabbat to eat delicious local food and talk about food sustainability efforts on and off-campus.
November
20
UEP Fall Colloquium Series: "Climate Adaptation"
11/20 1-2pm
Alumnae Lounge, 40 Talbot Ave

Tufts Urban Environmental Policy and Planning will host Ann Rappaport, Senior Lecturer, Tufts UEP, with UEP Alumni for a discussion about climate adaptation. 
November
21
Antarctica: Climate, Penguins, and International Cooperation
11/21 6:30-8:00pm
Barnum Hall, Room 008​

Panelists will reflect on their research experiences in Antarctica, enabling Earth system observations over time that underscore the progress and challenges with international cooperation in our globally-interconnected civilization.
November
22
Building Climate Resilience into Infrastructure 
11/22 7:15-11:15am
UMass Club, Boston

This forum presents speakers grappling with how to incorporate climate resilience into planning, financing and maintaining infrastructure systems.
November
22
Future Leaders Climate Summit
March 26-29
Chicago, IL

This summit will gather 100 leaders, ages 18-30, from around the U.S. for three days to discuss climate policy, communications, advocacy, and individual action with climate and energy experts. Applications due 11/22 at 11:59PM!
December
2
Train to be a LEED Green Associate
12/2 6:00-9:30pm
Wentworth Institute of Technology

Become LEED-accredited to show employers and clients you have certified knowledge in the field of green architecture.
December
9-12
Global Congress for Climate Change & Sustainability Professionals
12/9-12/12
Chicago, Illinois​

This congress provides a space for climate change and sustainability professionals from all over the world to come together for solutions-oriented discussions. 
January
28
U.S. Composting Council's 28th Annual Conference
1/28-1/31
Charleston Area Convention Center, South Carolina

Meet US businesses, government leaders and organizations who lead the industry dedicated to compost production, healthy soil and climate change mitigation.
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