1. Sustainable Futures Speaker Series webinar, May 7. Dr. Sarah Ray will present “Coming of Age at the End of the World: An Existential Toolkit for the Climate Generation” from 5:30-7 p.m. on Thursday, May 7. Register here. Sarah Jaquette Ray has been leading undergraduate environmental studies programs since 2009. During this time, she has observed changes in how students feel about environmental problems, the relationship between those problems and social justice, and their own ability to tackle the problems we face. In her just released book, A Field Guide to Climate Anxiety: How to Keep Your Cool on a Warming Planet, Ray researches and guides students through strategies to cultivate personal and collective resilience, to engage for the long haul as social change leaders in this political and ecological moment. This talk will explore the unique challenges and strengths of the climate generation — the youth leading the charge in the movement for climate justice around the world — and offer strategies for existential survival.
  2. CivicSpark, deadline May 30. CivicSpark is a Governor’s Initiative AmeriCorps program dedicated to building capacity for local governments to address community resilience issues such as climate, water, housing, and mobility. CivicSpark is looking for upcoming and recent college graduates who want to gain real-world experience and start their career in the sustainability and resilience fields. Learn more here. CivicSpark’s Late Application deadline for the 2020-2021 Service Year is May 30.