Weitzman News

Posted September 21, 2020

Weitzman Faculty at Climate Week

This week Penn is mounting its first-ever Climate Week. Originally scheduled to coincide with Earth Day, back in April, the pandemic had other plans, with the benefit of bringing more people into the conversation on climate change. Organized by schools and centers across the University, Climate Week is a campus-wide investigation into how the climate emergency intersects with the pressing issues of today and features a wide range of webinars, workshops, teach-ins, showcases, readings, and climate storytelling. A number of events, linked below, feature Weitzman faculty members.

Carbon Offsets Should Make a Difference: Connecting Offsets for University-Sponsored Air Travel to a Vision for an Energy and Climate Partnership with West Philadelphia
A virtual panel discussion with Weitzman’s Megan Ryerson, UPS chair of transportation, associate dean for research, and associate professor of city and regional planning and electrical and systems engineering; and William Braham, professor of architecture and director of the Center for Environmental Building and Design and the MSD-EBD
Wednesday, September 23, 11:00am EDT

Towards Clean Energy Equity: Overcoming Racial Disparities
This virtual panel discussion presented by the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy brings together practitioners and researchers to discuss how to more equitably distribute the benefits that advances in energy policy and technology have brought to some, but not to all.
Thursday, September 24, 12:00pm EDT

How Penn Faculty and Staff Can Reduce Their Carbon Footprint at Home
A webinar led by William Braham, professor of architecture and director of the Center for Environmental Building and Design and the MSD-EBD, that brings renewable energy experts together to share ways to rethink energy usage at home
Friday, September 25, 2:00pm EDT

The Built Environment, Waste Materials, and the Risks to Human Health of Climate Change
A virtual conversation that includes Franca Trubiano, associate professor of architecture, focusing on the built environment’s unhealthy reliance on polymers derived from petroleum, coal, and natural gas
Friday, September 25, 3:00pm EDT