Journalist Ian James, Arizona Republic, reports on the Climate 2020: Seven Generations for Arizona summit: what it is, why it’s important, and how you can be involved.
I want my great-great grandchildren seven times removed to have the same if not better environment.Nikki Cooley, Co-Director, Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals’ climate change program
“In an effort to promote a statewide discussion about combating climate change and preparing for its effects, Arizona’s three public universities are teaming up to hold a two-day conference in Flagstaff beginning Friday [Nov. 15, 2019]. Organizers say the conference at Northern Arizona University will be the first statewide, solutions-focused climate gathering of its kind.
The lineup of speakers includes climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe of Texas Tech University, hip-hop artist Xiuhtezcatl Martinez and former interior secretary and Arizona Gov. Bruce Babbitt.
The sessions on Saturday will feature a town hall-style youth climate forum where speakers will include Jamie Butler, one of the young activists who is suing the U.S. government over its inaction on climate change, arguing it’s violating the activists’ constitutional rights to life, liberty and property.The conference is called ‘Climate 2020: Seven Generations for Arizona,’ a theme that draws on the Iroquois principle of making decisions on resources that will be sustainable seven generations down the line.”
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