|Submission Date||Sept. 28, 2020|
Northern Arizona University
IN-48: Innovation B
|0.50 / 0.50||
Office of Sustainability
Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome that outlines how credit criteria are met and any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation:
On November 15th and 16th, 2019 in Flagstaff, Arizona, Northern Arizona University, Arizona state University, University of Arizona and communities throughout the state convened on the first statewide, solutions-focused climate summit. This summit was a two day event that brought together youth, community leaders, decision makers and researchers that transformed the conversation around climate change and solution-based approaches in the increasingly hotter world. This summit featured talks from nationally-recognized voices and researchers on climate change such as Katharine Hayhoe and indigenous performances such as hip-hop artist Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, and former Governnor of Arizona and Secretary of the Interior Bruce Babbitt. Its aim was to transform the conversation, moving beyond drought contingency plans and into a comprehensive and future-oriented framework of creative and science-driven decision-making. The summit was organized by Ecoss (NAU), the Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals, the Center for health Equity Research (NAU), the Green Fund (NAU), the Sustainability Program at the City of Flagstaff, Vitalyst Foundation and other partners.
Which of the following impact areas does the innovation most closely relate to? (select up to three):
Coordination & Planning
A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise or a press release or publication featuring the innovation :
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
Below here is a link to the live stream portion of the summit with keynote presentations by climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe, Arizona State Climatologist Nancy Selover, and hip hop artist/youth climate activist Xiuhtezcatl.
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