BASSP studentsSustainable Practice students planning Climate Conversation - 
Eric Jonsson, Alicia Bradley, John Kuykendall, & Chelsea Flood



Tuesday, October 25th,  11:00am - 2:30pm
Mobius Hall, CC3

To learn more and to prepare for the event, please review the Resource Guide.


To provide students, faculty and staff an opportunity to engage in a deliberative dialogue about living in an age of climate consequences. This is an educational opportunity to deepen literacy about climate change and its ecological, economic and social impacts. It engages the campus community in a deliberative dialogue about our individual and collective responsibilities to reduce our carbon footprint. The focus of the discussion will be on Cascadia’s Climate Action Plan and strategies to reach our emission reduction goals, particularly related to transportation emissions.

The event is designed to be 'deliberative', meaning there will be opportunity for students, faculty and staff to interact with other participants in small groups to share views with each other as well to ask questions with available experts.

Campus Conversation Goals

  1. Educate our campus community about Cascadia’s carbon footprint and efforts to reduce emissions overall.

  2. Inspire ongoing engagement and collaboration across campus.

  3. Consider and prioritize solutions for reducing the institution’s carbon footprint, particularly related to transportation emissions.




Participants arrive, sit at assigned table, and complete survey


Welcome by Cascadia President Murray or Terrence Hsiao

11:25am Speakers
12:10 - 12:40pm Q & A with Speakers and Participants
12:40 - 1:00pm Small Group Reflection 
1:00 - 1:20pm Refreshments and Break
1:20pm Small group discussion
 2:10pm  Report out from small groups

Closing Remarks and Next Steps



Students, faculty, staff and administration are encouraged to attend from across the college.   If you and your class or office intend to participate, please let Abigail Lynam know so that we can anticipate the number of attendees. 

Preparation for the Dialogue


Ideally anyone participating in the event will be able to attend the event in its entirety (11-2:30pm).  However, if you are only able to attend part of the event, the options are as follows:

  • Everyone is welcome to attend from 11-1pm with the aforementioned preparation.
  • If you or a class can only attend the second half of the event (1-2:30), please prepare in the above mentioned ways, and in addition, read the guest speaker transcripts (these will be posted on the website as soon as they are available) so that you can participate more fully in the dialogue.

BASSP students are available to visit Cascadia classes to help them prepare for the event.
This can be a 5 minute announcement or a 30-60 minute introductory learning exercise.  If you are interested in this, please contact Abigail Lynam.