ASCSU hosts UN Climate Summit talk with professors Monday

The campus community has a unique opportunity to learn about what really happened at last week’s United Nations Climate Summit, when two Colorado State professors who were there take part in a free discussion Monday evening.

Climate-SummitRajiv Khosla, professor of soil and crop sciences, and Dennis Ojima, professor of ecosystem science and sustainability and senior research scientist in the Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory in the Warner College of Natural Resources, and acting director of the North American hub of global environmental research initiative Future Earth, will join Samantha Guinn, president of the Associated Students of Colorado State University, in the ASCSU Senate Chambers in the Lory Student Center at 6 p.m. Sept. 29.

The roundtable discussion will provide a forum for key students, faculty and staff to not only learn more about current climate research on campus, but also promote greater collaboration on issues of environmental sustainability.

In response to President Obama’s call for action at the UN Summit, similar discussions are taking place on other college campuses around the nation as part of the nonpartisan Defend Our Future campaign, focused on motivating young voters to show their support for climate action. Defend Our Future is coordinated by the nonprofit National Campus Leadership Council based in Washington, D.C.

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