10:16 AM

Climate Change Faculty Working Group All-Faculty Meeting

Dear faculty,

This is a cordial invitation to attend this semester’s Climate Change Faculty Working Group (CCFWG) all-faculty meeting.

Friday, Dec. 3, noon-1:30 p.m.
Zoom link: https://csusm.zoom.us/j/85941328058
No RSVP required

CCFWG was founded in 2020 by faculty with the premise that the more faculty collaborating across campus to address climate change and justice, the better. Please see our mission statement at the bottom of this email. We are now 33 members strong and growing, with four subcommittees: Campus, Regional, Curriculum, and Climate Justice & Indigenous Knowledge. If you are not able to attend the meeting and would like to join CCFWG or learn more about a subcommittee, please email Kim Knowles-Yánez at kyanez@csusm.edu.

The CCFWG steering committee looks forward to working with you,
Kim Knowles-Yánez, chair, CHABSS
Elinne Becket, CSTEM
William Byun, CoBA
Dina Gilio-Whitaker, CHABSS
Tihomir Kostadinov, CHABSS
Lalitha Nataraj, Library
Elizabeth Ridder, CHABSS
Darcy Taniguchi, CSTEM
Gabriel Valle, CHABSS

Mission statement: The Climate Change Faculty Working Group’s mission is to foster CSUSM’s role as a leader in campus and regional climate crisis and climate justice problem-solving by:

• Recognizing human inseparability from the natural environment by amplifying justice and equity in mitigation and adaptation;
• Recognizing the important roles of tribal community-based Indigenous knowledge and Peoples;
• Fostering and increasing the knowledge base on the science of climate and climate change among faculty, staff, students and administration;
• Fostering humility and appreciation of the intrinsic value of Earth and its systems beyond the narrow view of Earth and its ecosystems as services to humans;
• Developing up-to-date, innovative, collaborative, interdisciplinary and timely curriculum for our students;
• Leveraging other campus resources, such as faculty research, creative and scholarly activities, existing programs, and campus events;
• Establishing collaborative relationships with regional climate crisis problem-solvers.