Events

Past Event

What has COVID-19 Taught Us?: “Build Back Better” in the Era of Sustainable Development

September 16, 2020
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Online

Event Description: 

What have we learned from COVID-19 and how does our learning transform into informed practices towards sustainable development? Given the ever-changing education policy due to COVID-19, the panel will focus on sustainability practices at schools and at homes that continue to be neglected. For example, food wastage, energy wastage, plastic pollution, air travel and carbon emissions. This panel will help to reflect on building back better keeping sustainability as a lens. Teachers could reflect on the curriculum in school, parents reflect on sustainability practices at home and with their children.  

The panel will highlight discussion points that will help to “Build Back Better” keeping sustainability in mind. It will provide a critical perspective as well as concrete steps forward to make this planet a more equitable place to inhabit. It will reflect on gaps and turn them into opportunities to reflect and take action on. The participants will leave the discussion with clear ideas and objectives on how they can recover from this pandemic with a concrete vision for a sustainable future.

Event Speaker: 

Please visit the event webpage for full speaker list. 

Event Information:

Free and open to the public; RSVP required. Please visit the event webpage for additional information. Please email iyengar@ei.columbia.edu with any questions.

Hosted by the Earth Institute