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Climate Resilience Event Coming to Chico State

A student volunteer wearing light gardening gloves is lowering a native plant into the ground.
(Jason Halley / University Photographer)

Chico State and the Butte Resilience Collaborative are hosting a two-day climate change and resilience symposium and expo on March 28–29 in Colusa Hall. This Way to Resilience, the evolution of the University’s This Way to Sustainability conference that ran for 17 years, will bring scholars, experts, and enthusiasts together for discussions about combating the challenges caused by climate change and shaping a resilient future.

The symposium will commence with the international university film premiere of The Climate Baby Dilemma. Written, directed, and produced by award-winning filmmaker Victoria Lean, the film features renowned science communicator Dr. Britt Wray among activists, authors, and prospective parents considering the implications of introducing a baby into a rapidly changing climate.

Doors to the premier open on today, March 28, at 5:30 p.m. with a red carpet entrance, and the screening begins at 6 p.m. The film will be followed by an open audience discussion.

This Way to Resilience will continue Friday with the Climate Resilience Expo from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Colusa Hall, where attendees can explore educational exhibits, sign up with volunteer organizations, listen to experts, and network with climate advocates. Participants can also learn about local resilience initiatives, connect with aid groups, and find actionable steps to combat climate anxiety.

This expo joins students, faculty, staff, members of the Climate Action Corps, the Butte Resilience Collaborative, and other organizations in partnership to teach about climate change, action, and resilience.

Both days of the event are free and open to the public to attend, and will offer food and other refreshments. Follow this link to RSVP.