Climate change remains one of the most urgent global issues at the intersection of science and society. Current scientific predictions vary in the severity and speed in which our world will evolve, but one sentiment is clear: we must take immediate action. Students like those part of The Tricentennial Project have heard that call.
The Tricentennial Project is led by Ellie Hansen, an incoming junior at Columbia University studying psychology, who sat down with our work-study student Ariana Novo to speak about the project. As an intern-scholar with the Center’s Research Cluster on Science and Subjectivity, she formed a group of concerned Columbia undergraduate students and professors who will be meeting for online discussions on climate change “to specifically address knowledge gaps and power gaps within the University.” With Columbia approaching its tricentennial in 2054, students and faculty in this project are coming together to bring interdisciplinary and intergenerational solutions to the subject of climate change for the hope of a better future.
See the full article to learn more about the importance of intergenerational partnerships, how COVID-19 has added urgency to the project, and more.