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January 2021

RISE Climate Mitigation Student Awards

January 28 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Rist Institute for Sustainability and Energy (RISE) invites you to the second annual RISE Climate Mitigation Student Award Ceremony. About this Event UMass Lowell Chancellor, Jacquie Moloney, will present awards to winning teams of students in the RISE Climate Mitigation Challenge. Each winning team has developed a unique project aimed to reduce the university or city's emissions by 10,000 lbs of CO2 within 10 weeks. This will be a virtual event held on Thursday, January 28th at 4pm ET.…

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February 2021

Living with Plastics: Problems and Solutions

February 1 @ 5:00 pm - 5:50 pm

A recent study predicted that 12,000 mega tonnes of plastic waste will be in landfills or in the natural environment by 2050, costing USD 40 billion annually in lost value. These startling numbers have propelled research activity on plastics recovery, redesign, recycling, and general sustainability in the Plastics Engineering Department at UML. This lecture will discuss the basic issues in plastics sustainability, recent research highlights from the Sobkowicz group, and steps being taken in the department to lower its environmental…

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Eco-grief and climate anxiety: managing the crisis

February 22 @ 5:00 pm - 5:50 pm

We usually focus on the physical impacts of climate change, but ecological disruption is also taking a huge emotional toll. This talk explores the mental health dimensions of climate disruption, and offers strategies for navigating the diverse emotions we feel in response to this crisis: anxiety, grief, guilt, fear, apathy, hope and more. Jennifer Atkinson is an Associate Professor of environmental humanities at the University of Washington and host of "Facing It," a podcast exploring the emotional toll of climate disruption. She also…

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