How Can We Reduce Geography’s Carbon Footprint - The AAG’s Climate Forward Initiative webinar collage with images of Emily Yeh and Betsy Olson

How Can We Reduce Geography’s Carbon Footprint? The AAG’s Climate Forward Initiative

Meet and discuss with members of the Climate Action Task Force how the AAG is trying to redesign its meetings and activities to reduce its environmental impact in ways that will continue to meet the needs of AAG members while reducing its climate impacts.

April 5, 2022, 3:00pm Eastern Time – April 5, 2022, 4:15pm Eastern Time

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Photo of Emily Yeh Emily Yeh, University of Colorado Boulder

Emily Yeh is the current AAG President and professor of geography at University of Colorado Boulder. Her main research interests are on questions of power, political economy, and cultural politics in the nature-society relationship. Broader research and teaching interests include transnational conservation, critical development studies, the relationship between nature, territory, and the nation, and environmental justice. Additionally, Emily is co-lead of the AAG Climate Action Task Force and Bridging the Digital Divide program committee.

Photo of Betsy OlsonBetsy Olson, UNC-Chapel Hill

Betsy Olson is a Professor of Geography and Global Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill. I also currently serve as department Chair. My interests are broadly encompassed by the words above – ethics, care, and young people – often in relation to the production and experience of inequality and intergenerationality. For the past eight years I’ve shifted my research toward understanding historical and contemporary caregiving by young people in the U.S. and the future of care.

Photo of Patricia MartinPatricia Martin, Université de Montréal

Patricia Martin is an Associate Professor in the Department of Geography at the Université de Montréal in Montréal, Canada. Her research interests include feminist geography, political geography, and the geographies of Latin America. A specialist in the geographies of development and politics in Mexico, she has published numerous articles and book chapters on the nature of political, economic and social change in that country.

Photo of John HayesJohn Hayes, Salem State University

John Hayes is an Associate Professor in the Geography and Sustainability Department at Salem State University in Salem, Massachusetts and an expert in climate action, environmental problems, global climate change and natural resource management. His current research focuses on climate action planning, climate change adaptation planning, and sustainability planning by cities and towns.