Our Events

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Upcoming BCCC Events

During 2022’s Earth Week, BCCC will two sponsor on-campus discussions. One is scheduled on a weekday, for the convenience of our BC campus community, and the other is scheduled on a weekend, for the convenience of our Eastside friends and neighbors.

Pre-registration is NOT required for our events but is helpful to us and to participants.

  • Advance attendance estimates help us to plan appropriate room size and refreshments;
  • Participant email addresses allow us to send driving directions and campus maps for on-campus events (free parking in all lots on weekends) and Zoom links for virtual events. Potential emails also include session materials for either event mode.
  • Participant registration allows us to provide password-protected access to video materials for which licensing agreements require such limitation.

If you pre-register, you will receive at the address you provide, an email containing whichever of the above materials is appropriate to the event. 

These discussions will have two areas of focus:

Part 1: Climate Impacts on Outdoor Recreation in the Pacific Northwest

Do you wonder how climate change will affect your favorite outdoor recreation activities in the years ahead? This session will look at some of the impacts that outdoor enthusiasts in the Pacific Northwest will have to adapt to as the climate warms, especially focusing on our mountain areas.

Historical climate data show clear trends.  Current climate models imply concrete and specific predictions regarding changes in the natural environment of the Pacific Northwest that are now inevitable. What kinds of adaptation that will be required in this and future generations?

Part 2: Take Action! Using Your Voice to Engage Your Community

“But what can I do about it?” is a common response to the climate crisis. Climate scientists say the best thing we can do to help is to talk about it, but that can be daunting! This session will present ideas and provide tools for talking to friends, family, and neighbors, as well as other strategies for taking climate action.

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Earth Week Campus Discussion Scheduled for the Convenience of BC Students, Faculty and Staff

Tuesday, April 19, 2022
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Room D-106

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Earth Week Discussion Scheduled for the Convenience of our Eastside Community

Saturday, April 23, 2022
10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Room U-208/U-209

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Related Earth Week Events

BC’s Office of Sustainability offers additional events and resources that celebrate Earth Week 2022.

Explore Office of Sustainability’s Earth Week Event Calendar
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Climate Policy and Legislative Advocacy Panel

Monday, April 18, 2022

9:30 – 10:20 a.m.

Zoom

Gregg Small, Executive Director of Climate Solutions, and David Mendoza, Director of Advocacy and Engagement for The Nature Conservancy in Washington, will discuss the climate policy, advocacy, and environmental justice work of their respective organizations. Learn about the innovative solutions, partnerships, and legislative and advocacy initiatives being implemented to ensure a thriving, equitable Northwest, powered by clean energy, inspiring the transition to sustainable prosperity across the nation and beyond.

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Hope is Not Optional: Managing Emotions for a Changing World with BC’s Sonya Doucette

Monday, April 18, 2022

12:30 – 1:20 p.m.

Zoom

We cannot afford to remain hopeless despite the daunting systemic challenges required to address the climate change. Psychological research shows that, to create change, we must move away from avoidance and a doom-and-gloom mindset toward hope and empowerment by expressing our emotions, talking about the issues, and taking action. Our minds and emotions naturally shut down in the face of overwhelming threats and avoidance is a common way to protect ourselves against further trauma. But we cannot address what we do not allow ourselves to see, discuss, and feel. While the media focuses on corruption, scandal, and disaster, we need to actively seek out and share positive stories and effective pathways to solutions. Doing these things is not just a good idea, but necessary for resolving the problems we face. This session will explore why these things are important and provide resources on what to do next.

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Interfaith Perspectives on Earth Stewardship and the Climate Crisis

Tuesday April 19, 2022

12:30 – 1:20 p.m.

Zoom

Panelists Rev. Rich Lang (Pastor, Lake Washington United Methodist Church), Muslim Sufi Jamal Rahman (Minister at Interfaith Community Sanctuary), Rabbi Yohanna Kinberg (Congregation Kol Ami in Woodinville), and Baha’i Faith member Camila Matamala-Ost will share in conversation their faith perspectives on living the values of Earth stewardship, climate justice, and collaborative community to promote a better future for all.

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Data Analysis for Renewable Energy Production

Tuesday April 19, 2022

3:30 – 4:20 p.m.

Zoom

Join BC’s Ted Spence for a presentation on data analytics and renewable energy generation. In the past decade, solar and wind power have demonstrated dramatic improvements in cost and reliability. Using the metric of levelized cost of electricity, agencies have studied these dramatic improvements and demonstrated how we can use solar and wind power effectively to reduce pollution, reduce dependence on fossil fuels, and reduce geopolitical instability due to natural resource extraction.

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Past Events

After BCCC sessions, we expect to post recordings of presentations, including PowerPoint slides and answers to questions that arise in discussion.

Last Updated April 12, 2022