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Tag: climate justice

  • Spending our carbon budget

    Professor Smithey has been teaching his course, “Climate Disruption, Conflict, and Peacemaking” again this semester, and right now the second of two delegations of Swatties are on their way to Glasgow Scotland to observe the COP26 meetings (read their daily blog), so many of us have been thinking in considerable detail about the pace of…

  • Peace Major Martin Tomlinson Reflects on the Climate Crisis in Student-lEd Workshop Series

    Peace Major Martin Tomlinson Reflects on the Climate Crisis in Student-lEd Workshop Series

    This article originally appeared in the Fall 2021 issue of the Swarthmore College Bulletin. Growing up in rural Kansas, Martin Tomlinson ’23 experienced the effects of the climate crisis firsthand. “I saw my neighbors’ crops failing and the water in the creek behind my house beginning to dry out,” says Tomlinson, a double major in Peace…

  • Observing Nonviolent Action for Climate Justice

    On Wednesday, a group of students from Professor Smithey’s Climate Disruption, Conflict, and Peacemaking course observed a nonviolent action mounted by Earth Quaker Action Team. EQAT has called on the private electric utility PECO to distribute 20% of its electricity from local solar installations by 2025. Currently, solar makes up less than half of one…

  • Students tour Mariner East 2 pipeline

    Students tour Mariner East 2 pipeline

    Twenty-five students from the Peace and Conflict Studies / Environmental Studies course “Climate Disruption, Conflict, and Peacemaking” toured the route of the Mariner East 2 pipeline (ME2) construction that runs near Swarthmore College. The ME2, a Sunoco project, runs through highly populated neighborhoods in Delaware and Chester counties and beyond. It will carry compressed propane, ethane,…

  • Pipelines and Nonviolent Civil Resistance

    On Wednesday November 7, Malinda Clatterbuck, a co-founder of Lancaster Against Pipelines and a staff member at the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund will speak in our “Climate Disruption, Conflict, and Peacemaking” course in Science Center room 183 at 10:30-11:20.  You are welcome to attend to hear more about the Atlantic Sunrise pipeline and local…

  • Climate Justice and Civil Rights

    Climate Justice and Civil Rights

    Please mark your calendar for an exciting event serving as the capstone for Black History Month and the opening for Women’s History Month: March 2, 2018 Public Lecture “Climate Justice and Civil Rights” 1:30-2:30pm: Swarthmore Meeting House Reception and Gathering 3:30-5:00pm: Black Cultural Center You are invited to a public lecture and conversation with Jacqueline…

  • NEW Climate Disruption course Fall 2017 PEAC/SOCI/ENVS

    NEW Climate Disruption course Fall 2017 PEAC/SOCI/ENVS

    PEAC 055. Climate Disruption, Conflict, and Peacemaking (Cross-listed as ENVS 066, SOAN 055C) The course will examine several ways in which climate change is a driving force of violent and nonviolent conflict and creates opportunities for peacemaking and social justice. Already, climate change has been identified by the U.S. military as a threat to national…

  • Earth Quaker Action Team honors its Elders

    It was a privilege to be at Earth Quaker Action Team’s ceremony honoring their elders at the Friends Center on Cherry Street in Philadelphia on Sunday, January 26. Attendees included a number of Swarthmore alums and faculty. Alexa Ross ’13 delivered a wonderful tribute to Peace and Conflict Studies Prof. George Lakey, and Robin Harper, a…