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Gonzaga University offers students and the regional community the opportunity to learn about climate issues. 

Now offering a professional certificate in Climate Action Planning

This certificate is a non-degree program designed for professionals who wish to develop knowledge, skills and best practices related to climate action planning. A climate action plan is a road map that guides a local community (municipality, business, or church) to achieving its climate emission-reduction goals, while making it more resilient to climate change.

Learn more about the certificate and how to register here

Professional Development Workshops for Educators

The Climate Institute offers workshops for a variety of audiences including university professors, elementary, middle and high school teachers.

For university professors

For K-12 teachers

Our K-12 professional development workshop series has concluded for the 2022 - 2023 academic year. If you would like to be notified of future workshops and events, considering signing up for our email list

For Undergraduates

Gonzaga offers a variety of degree programs for students who are interested in studying climate change and related topics.

Understanding climate change

Climate Institute Lecture Series

Every semester, the Climate Institute hosts a lecture series to bring eminent scholars, award winning authors, religious leaders, dedicated citizens, and political leaders to help us all better understand the scientific, cultural, spiritual, ethical and historical dimensions of the climate crisis and what we individually and collectively might do to address it. Event recordings are posted to our YouTube channel. Past talks include topics such as 

Additional Resources

Here are a few resources to help you get started with understanding the complexities of our fragile climate and what we can do to help.

Scholarship on climate, water, and the environment from Gonzaga faculty.
I am deeply grateful for Gonzaga University’s institutional embrace of this challenge through the creation of the Center for Climate, Society, and the Environment, a place for innovative scholarship, teaching, consulting, and capacity building. The Center embodies very well what we Jesuits call our Four Universal Apostolic Preferences, orientations that Pope Francis has given to us for our life and mission over the coming decade.”
Fr. Arturo Sosa, S.J. — General Superior, Society of Jesus

Contact the Gonzaga Climate Institute