Climate Change, the Arctic, and Indigenous People

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Climate Change, the Arctic, and Indigenous People

Public Event with Q&A. Join us for a light lunch and a chance to talk with leaders from the Climate Institute.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Class of 1930 Room, Rockefeller Center
Intended Audience(s): Public

Have you ever wondered how to influence change and become leaders in climate science? Find out more at
a free, public event co-sponsored by the Climate Institute and the Rockefeller Center! Details about the
Indigenous People’s Climate Change Working Group taking place November 4-5, hosted by Dartmouth

The Climate Institute and its Dartmouth Interns are here on campus to present ways in which you can become
active in climate problem solving and become leaders in the field. The Climate Institute is the world’s first NGO
based solely on addressing climate change formed in 1986 with its primary aim to empower students through
research and the communication of climate awareness. We are now looking to spread the word of how to
become involved in the dynamic world of climate science.

The Center for Environmental Leadership Training (CELT) the educational arm of the Climate Institute, based in
Hanover, NH is a rapidly growing team of students and international virtual interns, who are working on
several key projects to promote climate awareness and create problem solvers of us all, including:

  • CELT's Smart Solutions Blog
  • Problem solving games
  • The Tickell Climate Network
  • Writing pieces for the Climate Alert.
  • Potential Internships in the U.S. and Mexico for the upcoming fall and winter terms

Join us for a light lunch and a chance to talk with the president of The Climate Institute, Mr. John Topping Jr. '64, Professor Dan Wildcat, and a panel of current CELT interns to see how you can become involved in climate issues.

Lunch Discussion Led By:

John C. Topping, Jr. of Hanover, NH, Member of Dartmouth Class of 1964, Co-Founder and President of the Climate Institute since 1986, winner in 2002 of Dartmouths first Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Social Justice Award for Lifetime Achievement and recipient in 2008 from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change of a Certificate of Recognition for Contributing to the Award of the Nobel Peace Prize for 2007 to the IPCC.

Dan Wildcat, Ph.D. Visiting Professor at Dartmouth. Known for his commitment to environmental defense and cultural diversity, Dr. Wildcat has been honored by the Kansas City organization The Future Is Now with the Heart Peace Award. He is the founder of the Indigenous People Working Group and his newest book is Red Alert! Saving the Planet with Indigenous Knowledge.

Armand Thompson Dartmouth College ’15. Currently here as the Fall coordinator of the Center for Environmental Leadership Training (CELT) based in Hanover and in Washington D.C. He is the Dartmouth World Affairs Council President. His focus includes human-climate interactions and environmental change. His current research interests include the possibility of opening up Master Limited Partnerships (MLPs) for Renewable Energy Projects.

Ma'Ko'Quah Abigail Jones Dartmouth College ‘14 CELT Intern. She has worked at the Haskell Environmental Research Studies Center, researching the impacts of climate change on indigenous coastal communities. In recognition for her participation in President Obama’s Great Outdoors Initiative, MaKoQuah was one among a small group of young Native American environmental leaders to be honored by the White House Council on Environmental Quality.

Leehi Yona Dartmouth College '16 CELT Intern. In 2012, she was a youth delegate to the Rio+20 UN Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and represented Quebec at the Northern Forum Youth Eco Forum in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory. Moreover, she helped organize Canada's PowerShift in Ottawa this October, and was recently named one of Canada's Top 25 Environmentalists Under 25.

For more information, contact:
Robin Frye

Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.