Sustainability Forums

Sustainability forums are regularly scheduled events hosted by the Office of Sustainability to create an opportunity for Gonzaga students, faculty, staff, and community members to learn about and engage with timely sustainability topics.

Ground Truthing the Climate Crisis is a series presented by the Gonzaga Office of Sustainability. At each forum, an environmental expert from the Inland Northwest will come to speak on an aspect of climate change that they have seen during their work. These forums will help to ground the consequences of global warming in tangible stories and attempt to make sense of what Spokane's climate may look like in the future.

Further, each talk is paired with a relevant GU Outdoors trip. If a student is interested in learning more about any of the topics discussed during the forums, these trips will showcase that particular effect of climate change in our community.

There are five aspects of the environment that we will be explored, loosely structured on the five aspects of the Spokane Climate Vulnerability and Resilience Assessment.

  Snowfall: October 27, 2021, 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Speaker – Kat Hall, Lands Council Restoration Program Director

Wolff Auditorium

GU Outdoors Trip: Snowshoeing in December




Streamflow: December 1, 2021 12:00pm-12:45pm

Speaker –Carrie Herman, Save Our Wild Salmon

  Hemmingson 310

  GU Outdoors Trip: Spring River Clean Up

Wildfire: February

Speaker – TBD

Temperature: March

Speaker – TBD

Farming/Food Insecurity: April

Speaker – TBD

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