The Center for Science and Society is thrilled to announce its first round of Community-Driven Co-Production of Climate Knowledge Small Grant awardees.
Created as part of the Community-Driven Co-Production Earth Network (funded by the Columbia Climate School), this grant funds collaborative climate change projects between community groups/members of a local or Indigenous community and Columbia University affiliates.
Over $23,000 in funds were awarded. Our 2023 recipients are
Cine gio Arte Sierra O'dam 2024 Art and Research Circuit led by Selene Galindo (filmmaker) and Renata Ruiz Figueroa (graduate student)
Co-Producing Knowledge of Climate Justice through Community Engagement Workshops led by Annie Carforo (Climate Justice Campaigns Coordinator at WE ACT for Environmental Justice) and Rex Koenig (undergraduate student)
Ewe: A Digital Archive on Afro-Brazilian Forest-Based Ritual Praxes led by Reginaldo de Oliveira, Rafael Mota, and Lucas Cidreira (Ilé Axé Torrun Gunan temple) and Chazelle Rhoden (graduate student)
Konuko La Loma: A Hub for Caribbean Ancestral Resilience to Climate Change led by Moraima Pichardo (Executive Director of Cabarete Sostenible), Alfonso Peralta (Founder of Taino Studies) and Elizabeth Milagros Alvarez (graduate student)
Land Based Learning in Lenapehoking led by Joe Baker (Co-Founder of the Lenape Center) and Rachel Talbert (lecturer)