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College students join effort to demand climate change

Students at The Claremont Colleges are participating in Know Tomorrow, a nationwide effort taking place on more than 50 university campuses that will unite and amplify thousands of students, activists, politicians and celebrities across the country demanding climate action.

The Claremont Colleges will host a National Campus Day of Action on Friday, October 2. Activities will include a fun, festive and informative activity fair at Pomona College’s Walker Beach (700 N. College Way) from noon to 3 p.m. followed by an evening of speakers panels starting at 4 p.m. at Rose Hills Theatre (lower level of Smith Campus Center, 170 E. Sixth St.)

The activity fair will include presentations by more than 30 environmentally-affiliated organizations—including Citizen’s Climate Lobby, NRDC, Sierra Club, Ben & Jerry’s, Oregon Climate, Robert Redford Conservancy, Sustainable Claremont, Ian Somerhalder Foundation and Bureo Skateboards.

Speakers in the Know Tomorrow panels will include: Brinda Sarathy, director of The Robert Redford Conservancy at Pitzer College; William Powers, author of New Slow City; Annie Goeke, co-founder of the Earth Rights Institute; Devon Hartman, executive director of the Claremont Energy Challenge; Bill Patzert, climatologist at NASA Jet Propulsion Lab; Camila Thorndike, executive director for Oregon Climate; Branwen Williams, climatologist and Keck Science professor; and Katie Davis, Climate Reality Project speaker.

For more information, including a list of participating campuses, visit www.knowtomorrow.org or follow the campaign on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.