Environmental Sustainability, Events

Environmental and Climate Justice Speaker Series at Northwest

On Oct. 28, at 7:00 pm, Adrienne Hampton, the Climate Policy and Engagement Manager for the Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition, will join Northwest School students, parents, guardians, faculty, alumni, and parents of alumni for the latest installment of the Environmental Sustainability Speaker Series.

“The series is through the lens of environmental justice and climate justice, and how these issues disproportionately impact already marginalized people,” says Director of Environmental Sustainability Jenny Cooper, who organizes the series. “The series gives members of our community the opportunity to see how different professions have ways of engaging in the topics of environmental justice through university research, community organizing, city government, political campaigns, and a wide range of other sustainability practitioners.”

The event with Adrienne Hampton is the fourth in the series and the second one of the 2020-21 school year. Previous speakers included Lylianna Allala, the Climate Justice Director at the City of Seattle Office of Sustainability and Environment, Harriet Morgan, a researcher with the University of Washington’s Climate Impacts Group, and Gabrielle Farrell, the former press secretary for the Elizabeth Warren for President Campaign.

According to Jenny, the series is an opportunity to bring people together to learn about and engage in environmental sustainability, and build community, using the resources available within the constraints of the pandemic. Held over Zoom, the series allows for a casual, yet informative, discussion among people of different ages and backgrounds.