Worldwide Climate Justice Teach-In Summit

Worldwide Climate Justice Teach-In Summit

Christopher Owen

It’s no secret that climate change, global warming and environmental exploitation have all been ravaging our planet for decades and threatening the longevity of humanity as a whole, with these issues growing more imminent as time goes on without action. But one aspect that has remained baffling to scientists and environmental advocates like myself is how environmental conservation is as much an art as a science. We can spend all of our time on using scientific methods and technology to research everything from the causes of climate change to its long-term consequences, but if these staggering findings are not enough to motivate us to become positive agents of change, no progress is made. Knowing the dangerous road ahead of us for our environment is one thing but simply absorbing the information without internalizing it is only doing a disservice to ourselves. 

When the United States Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources officially declared climate change an imminent threat to our planet back in June 1988, waves of trepidation and angst spread across the world, as humanity became fearful of learning the grave reality of the situation. Ultimately, this horror of having to fathom with the fact that our planet was starting to die seemed to have frozen us in place for decades, reluctant and hesitant to make change while confronted with the face of adversity. In today’s society, this problem still holds true, as a large percentage of the human population has not been properly informed on the gravity of climate change/global warming and how we can individually & collectively work towards reestablishing environmental equilibrium. 

However, a local environmental group, Terrapin Environmental Solutions, is striving to educate the public on the grave impacts of climate change, what we can do to mitigate its effects and choosing career paths within the field of Environmental Science to engage in meaningful, selfless work.

This weekend, Terrapin Environmental Solutions is hosting an event at the Science Museum of Long Island, one of over 350 workshops planned across 50 countries. The Worldwide Climate Justice Teach-In, the name of the event, is aiming to spread awareness about the importance of taking action to address climate change through observing its devastating impacts on local ecosystems first-hand and initiating insightful discussions among teenagers who are passionate about protecting the environment. As someone who feels morally obligated to save our planet for the greater good, it’s reassuring to see more individuals recognizing the imminent nature of the current climate crisis and feeling the urgency to act now to mitigate future damage. 

Food & refreshments will be provided and the event will feature a combination of lectures from local environmental experts, student-led discussions about environmental preservation and nature hikes around Leeds Pond to learn more about our natural surroundings. Registration is available on the Science Museum of Long Island’s website and the event will take place this Saturday, April 2nd, from 10 AM to 2 PM. For those of you who feel inclined to help protect our local environment and save our planet from further environmental degradation, this is an event you will not want to miss. I implore all of you to find ways to become more eco-friendly and start becoming more aware of current environmental issues if we hope to collectively succeed in keeping climate change and global warming at bay.



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