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Make Your Event a YCC Event!

If you are holding an event during the 2019–20 academic year that is presenting, discussing, or acting on an issue connected to climate change, please add the Year on Climate Change mark to your marketing materials. Versions of the mark are available on Google Drive in JPG and PNG formats.


  • Advocate your clubs/orgs to host, coordinate or sponsor events relating to climate change and your experience.
  • Ask a faculty member how his/her study intersects with climate change.
  • Design your own special study to pursue your interested intersection to climate change.
  • Explore how a guest speaker’s work provide solutions in action for climate justice issue.
  • Talk to a young alumni and discover non-traditional jobs dealing with climate change.
  • Watch a non-English movie about climate change and extrapolate climate change as a global issue.
  • Propose a climate-related house event (weekly tea, interfaith dinner, study break) to your house council.
  • Go to Smith’s Museum of Art and enjoy global art pieces about climate.
  • ...And so much more.


  • Invite an ES&P professor to guest lecture in your class.
  • Suggestions on how to connect your course work to issues and topics related to climate change.
  • Give extra credit for attending a YCC event.
  • Contact Rocco Piccinino, the library’s Year on Climate Change liaison, for assistance finding course readings and reference material.


  • Integrate issues and opportunities of climate change into your programming. For example:
  • If you are in residential life, you can support students in having discussions among themselves about their personal experiences, fears, actions and questions.
  • If you help run a center, department or collaborative effort on campus, think about the types of programs you’d like to develop over the course of the year and pick a handful that you can shift or tweak to weave in considerations of climate change.
  • Attend events.
  • Support students in evolving their ideas of identity, action and professional work in the face of climate change.