The Climate Action Almanac, with the Center for Climate Literacy (Online)

Event Details

Join the Center for Science and the Imagination and the Center for Climate Literacy at the University of Minnesota to learn about CSI’s recent publication The Climate Action Almanac. Joey Eschrich, co-editor of the Almanac, and contributors Anna Pigott and Benjamin Ong will facilitate discussions on climate emotions, guerilla gardening, learning with nature to reclaim spaces for community and joy, and pedagogical practices for engaging diverse and non-Western learners. Activities and practical applications for the classroom will be shared.

About the Panelists

Anna Pigott (she/her) writes and teaches about the climate crisis and social transformation, drawing on feminist, more-than-human, and political ecology perspectives. Her research/activism focuses on the roles of emotion and creativity in climate action, particularly in higher education settings. She is honorary lecturer in Human Geography at Swansea University, UK, and co-founder and creative associate of the Climate Lab. She is co-editor of the recent book Art and Creativity in an Era of Ecocide (Bloomsbury, 2023).

Benjamin Ong (he/him) is an ecologist, educator, science/nature writer, and development professional from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, where he co-founded the Urban Biodiversity Initiative (Ubi). He was an Applied Imagination Fellow 2021-2022 at Arizona State University’s Center for Science and the Imagination. His current PhD at the University of St Andrews explores reconciliation ecology, nature connection, and tropical urban interstices. An occasional poet and photographer, he received the 2019 Marsh Award for Education in Botanic Gardens.

Joey Eschrich (he/him) is the managing editor at the Center for Science and the Imagination at Arizona State University. He is the coeditor of The Climate Action Almanac (2024), supported by a grant from the ClimateWorks Foundation, and has coedited a number of books of fiction and nonfiction, including Cities of Light: A Collection of Solar Futures (2021), created in collaboration with the U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and A Year Without a Winter (2019), named one of the best art books of the year by the New York Times.