Module created by Nickie Cammisa, Jessica Heckman and Cully Nordby (Associate Director) at the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability (IoES).
UC-CSU NXTerra has roots in the visionary work of UC President Janet Napolitano, who publicly launched the UC Carbon Neutrality Initiative in 2015 at the Carbon and Climate Neutrality Conference and created the UC Global Climate Leadership Council:
VIDEO: The Carbon And Climate Neutrality Summit – October 26-27, 2015, convened at UC San Diego
— Featuring UC President Janet Napolitano (founder of the UC Carbon Neutrality Initiative and the UC Global Climate Leadership Council) describing the steps the University of California has undertaken to reduce its carbon footprint to zero; Mario Molina (Nobel Prize winning UC professor of chemistry) describing international climate action; and V. “Ram” Ramanathan (Director, Bending the Curve initiative; member, Earth League; member, NXTerra KAN) laying out the Top Ten Scalable Solutions to combat global climate change. Recorded on 10/27/2015. Published by UCTV on December 1, 2015.
2021, April 27. The Climate Justice Symposium for Transforming Education. Hosted by CHESC, the California Higher Education Sustainability Conference. See the opening Keynote Session: Scaling Up Climate Justice Education, at which NXTerra KAN members John Foran, Ken Hiltner, V. “Ram” Ramanathan and Richard Widick join the new UC Center for Climate Justice and it’s director Tracey Osbourne to discuss their visions for transforming education with climate justice studies, including the ongoing development of UC-CSU NXTerra.