On Thursday, April 21 at 6:30 p.m., the Faculty of Environmental & Urban Change (EUC) will host Earth Day with YorkU. This virtual event will honour Earth Day 2022 and highlight the positive change EUC is making for people and the planet.
As a community, EUC believes that making positive change requires bold and diverse thinking, ambitious action and community engagement. The event will include a welcome address from EUC Dean Alice J. Hovorka, who will share how the newest Faculty at York University is mobilizing knowledge for a just and sustainable future.
A keynote address from one of EUC’s prestigious Top 30 Alumni Under 30, Elijah (Eli) Bawuah (BA’18, MES’21), will share his experiences at York U and how EUC shaped his career journey. Bawuah is a practicing urban planner and public consultant with multi-disciplinary experience gained by working in a spectrum of city and community-building roles.
The event will include a student experience panel featuring Nikash Persaud from the Urban and Regional Environments program and Summer Solmes and Catherine Lombardo from the Environmental Management program. The panel will discuss their changemaker experiences and will be moderated by EUC Experiential Education Coordinator Aren Sammy.
The event will conclude with a moment of reflection to bring all attendees together for a united community pledge to right the future in honour of Earth Day 2022.
Earth Day was first celebrated on April 22 in 1970. Over the years, it has become the largest participatory environmental movement on the planet, helping people and organizations reduce their environmental impact.