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earth day gathering friday april 21 fellows garden and booths (SCC rain location). 12-3pm tables and activities.  Join in circle and dance to listen to each other and the earth. acting from a sense of kinship.

Co-sponsored by: Brandeis Hillel, the Leonard Bernstein Festival of the Creative Arts, Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Center for Spiritual Life, Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies, and Office of Sustainability

Earth Day 2023

Friday, April 21, 2023

12 - 2 pm Circle gathering: Come to Brandeis’ Earth Day gathering -  together with Indigenous voices, we will circle, dance, and share.  Let us connect with the earth, to inform our actions in this Year of Climate Action.  Eva Macias (Aamskapipikuni Blackfeet, A'aninin Gros Ventre) will lead a participatory dance offering; a circle will allow us to listen and speak; student groups will have information and activities.  Come to honor and celebrate.

12 - 3 pm Student tables: Student groups are invited to host a table -- please request via this form. Plus, Brandeis Dining will host a table offering local and sustainable snacks. 

Location: Fellows Garden & booths (rain location: SCC atrium and MPR)


Refining Canadian Oil Today: Four Methods

March 28, 2023

12:45 - 2:00 pm
Mandel Center for the Humanities Reading Room (303)

Join us for this talk by Jordan B. Kinder, a settler-British and Métis scholar of environmental humanities and media studies from a resource town in what is now called northern British Columbia, Canada. He is an incoming 2022-23 Postdoctoral Fellow with the Mahindra Humanities Center at Harvard University.

Lunch will be served.

CGES@25: Beginning to End the Climate Crisis

Thursday, March 30, 2023
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm Eastern Time (US)
Sherman Function Halll, Hassenfeld Conference Center, Brandeis University


In 2023, the Center for German and European Studies at Brandeis University will celebrate its 25th anniversary. 

To kick off its 25th anniversary celebration, CGES is planning a conference in coordination with Brandeis' Year of Climate Action and the launch of CGES' director Sabine von Mering’s English translation of Luisa Neubauer and Alex Repenning's book, Beginning to End the Climate Crisis: A History of Our Future. Join us to celebrate CGES and enjoy a stimulating conversation on German climate action, climate justice, and climate activism, and what must be done to protect a livable future.

Schedule of Events: TBD

Confirmed Speakers include:
Bill McKibben
Luisa Neubauer (Fridays for Future Germany) - via Zoom
Alexander Repenning (Right Livelihood Foundation)
Sabine von Mering (CGES Brandeis)
Simon Richter (UPenn)
among many others



Leonard Bernstein Festival of the Creative Arts

April 21-30, 2023

The Leonard Bernstein Festival of the Creative Arts celebrates the abundant creativity of Brandeis students, faculty and staff, joined by distinguished guest artists.

The 2023 festival celebrates ART IN THE YEAR OF CLIMATE CHANGE.

Save the date: Sunday, April 23 is SUPER SUNDAY, our family and community day, with performances and activities for all ages. 

A schedule of events will be posted soon.

The Business of Climate Change Week at the Brandeis International Business School

April 2023

More details will be announced soon! 


All semester! Cool Food Meal takeovers

cool food mealYou may have already seen Cool Food Meals badges on our residential dining menus to help you choose climate-friendly dishes. Cool Food Meals have a low carbon footprint and help us meet our carbon reduction goals. Going forward, Cool Food Meal takeovers will happen in each dining hall every month. That means once a month at Usdan Kitchen and at the Farm Table/Kosher Table at Sherman, Cool Food meals will be featured by default. The locations of the takeovers alternate and are listed on the Brandeis Hospitality website in advance. Learn more about our commitment to Cool Food.

Brandeis' Year of Climate Action so far

So far, our Year of Climate Action has:

  • Offered 29 extracurricular programs 
  • Collaborated with 18 campus partners and 6 external organizations
  • Seen 2400 attendees 
  • In academics:
    • Over 30 faculty members attended our workshops on how to incorporate climate topics in existing curricula, regardless of the course topic
    • Six new courses are being offered this academic year that focus on climate-related topics, and several more existing courses are incorporating climate-related content, either as a result of our workshops or through individual faculty initiatives, or both 
      • Those 6 new courses alone total 150 seats for students 


Programming by interest 

New Courses

The following are new courses this year. Be sure to also check out the existing courses that will be including climate content for the year.