The global pandemic has taught us that isolation is likely the only way to defeat COVID-19 in the short-term. Shelter-in-place may be the appropriate response right now. Still, it cannot be the lesson that we apply to gigaton challenges – issues so complex they seem impossible – in energy and the environment going forward. From public health to energy and the environment, these gigaton challenges require a systems approach involving collaborative and inclusive networks to implement large-scale solutions.
In this Together is a hybrid-access (80% open; 20% private) virtual conference that will consider how cities, countries, and the world can tackle a variety of energy and environment-related topics including pandemics, the new energy economy, social justice and activism, and the market. All participants will have opportunities to personally engage with thought-leaders in solutions-oriented dialogue. An exclusive group of selected students will be named SISE Fellows, and they will use the tools of GoogleMaps and LinkedIn to build a community-of-purpose. Fellows who complete the program will receive:
American Energy Society (AES) Honoraria
AES Premium Membership
Access to SISE Alumni database
LinkedIn professional development credits
Professional development coaching and support
For more information and fellowship registration, go here. All public forums will be available for free on Youtube.
Originally published at sustainabilitystudies.nd.edu.