Summer Lunch & Learn: UMBC Carbon Zero
Telling the Story of Creating a Climate-Neutral Campus
Tuesday, August 14, 2018 · Noon - 1 PM
Join us for a series of informal talks on a variety of interdisciplinary topics in STEM. Meet other students, connect with UMBC faculty, broaden your knowledge, and prepare for a successful career in STEM.
Students and faculty are invited to attend one or all of these talks. Lunch is on us!
Part of the UMBC Interdisciplinary CoLab pilot program, UMBC Carbon Zero project brought together an interdisciplinary team of undergraduate students, with the aim of bringing awareness to UMBC’s efforts toward reducing its carbon footprint and tackling the global problem of climate change. Using the theme of “Think Globally, Act Locally,” the student participants: (1) examined how human activities have contributed to an increase in global mean temperatures, (2) recognized the observed changes to the Earth system and potential consequences of our failure to mitigate increases in global temperatures, and (3) explored the actions we, as the UMBC community are taking to reach climate neutrality. As an end product, the students produced a digital story in the form of a series of videos based on the UMBC Climate Action Steering Committee’s four working groups involving waste reduction, energy, transportation, and research and education.
Dr. Jasper Lewis is an assistant research scientist in the Joint Center for Earth System Technology (JCET) and conducts research at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center as a member of the Micropulse Lidar Network (MPLNET) science team. He has been a member of the Climate Action Steering Committee since 2014.
Kristen Anchor is a lecturer in the Media and Communication Studies department at UMBC and is an audio-visual artist, curator, and musician. Her work has been screened at film festivals, events, and galleries throughout the U.S. including a recent project with the Archives of American Art and the Smithsonian Institute.