Get Connected to U of M Climate Events

In addition to the Advancing Climate Solutions. Now. The Swain Climate Policy Series event with Al Gore on October 26, the Humphrey School and the Institute on the Environment are hosting several climate-focused events October 25 - 29. Let's not stop there! The U of M community is encouraged to organize climate events that address various aspects of the climate crisis. Below are events that have been shared in support of the Swain Climate Policy Series.

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The Health Professional Student Perspective: Advancing Climate Change Solutions, Oct. 26

The Market at Malcolm Yards, 501 30th Ave. SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414 Health professional students are invited to join us for a follow-up discussion on Al Gore's presentation! We plan to share our reactions to his presentation and discuss how we can use our positions as health professional students to bring light to these important topics. Discussion led by OACA interns Bethany O'Bryan and Sara Dasler.

October 26, 2021, 7:30 - 8:30 PM


Debate on the Best Economic Climate Policy, Oct. 26

In 365Green's weekly meeting, we will host an Al Gore presentation watch party from 6:00-7:00pm in Folwell Hall room 8. Following the watch party we will host a debate on which economic climate policy is the best (carbon tax dividend, cap & trade etc.). We will provide resources for each team in the debate and the first 10-15 minutes will be for each team to prepare their arguments. All are welcome to attend!

Zoom link

Learn How to Get Involved With IonE! Oct. 29

Register and join us online, October 29, 12 - 12:45 pm to learn how to get involved with the Institute on the Environment. We will share info on all our programs, funding, trainings, and courses that are open.

Can't attend but have questions? Email Christina Lundgren (she/her) at [email protected]


IonE Values-Based Leadership Workshop, Oct. 29

When working on complex issues and change-making ideas, leaders need to take into consideration interconnected and conflicting sets of values. In this interactive in-person workshop for graduate students, we will use Line 3 as a case study to:

  • Introduce the concept of value-based leadership
  • Allow you to explore your values as leaders
  • Identify and reflect on the stakeholders you are engaging with and their values
  • Learn how to lead by centering the values that the stakeholders have in common.


The Relationship between Climate Change and Health and What You Can Do About It, Nov. 4

In this webinar led by University of Minnesota health sciences students, we will introduce the ways in which climate change and health intersect. The warming climate is affecting human and animal health in many ways, some of which are more obvious and some that are more subtle. Rising temperatures, droughts, pollution, increased storms, and wildfires have direct and indirect effects on the health and wellbeing of the people and creatures around us. After discussing these topics, we will end with ways in which we as community members can advocate for change to improve the health of humans, animals, and the planet.

In this webinar you will learn:

  • The many ways in which health and climate change intersect
  • How to advocate for change within the community

Speakers include:

  • Anna Rahrick, Medical Student, University of Minnesota
  • Grace Miller, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and Master of Public Health Student, University of Minnesota
  • Q&A moderated by Teddie Potter Clinical Professor, Director of Planetary Health, School of Nursing, University of Minnesota

University of Minnesota employees and spouses can earn 200 Wellbeing points for attending this webinar. You will receive a link to a form at the webinar to receive your points.


Get involved

Do you want to get involved? Add your climate solution activity to our overall campaign. Let’s create a University-wide effort to address and educate ourselves about climate change and take action!