Wilmette Institute to Participate in 2017 Global Climate Change Week

Have you ever wondered why storms and floods seem to get increasingly worse? Do you wish there was a way you could help all the people affected? Is there a connection between such natural disasters and how we live as individuals and as a society? How do the Bahá’í teachings relate to these issues? These questions will be addressed and discussed in the Wilmette Institute’s Forum for Global Climate Change Week, which will take place Oct. 9–16 this year.

Global Climate Change Week (GCCW) is an initiative of academic institutions to “encourage the entire community—including academics, students, and non-academic staff at universities—in all disciplines and countries to engage with each other, their communities, and policy makers on climate change actions.” This will be the third year for Global Climate Change Week, and the second year in which the Wilmette Institute has participated.

In 2016, “288 academics, students, and other members of academic communities from a wide range of disciplines and countries registered (including 82 from Africa, 60 from Australasia, 52 from North America, 43 from Asia, 33 from Europe, and 18 from Latin America).”

GCCW’s article “GCCW around the world” included the Wilmette Institute’s participation with a link in the second paragraph on the main page and a second Pingback link just below the article.

Be on the lookout for an email from the Wilmette Institute in your inbox and check for a message in Site News on the Wilmette Institute Moodle page on October 9 called “Storms and Floods—How Can Bahá’ís Respond in a Meaningful Way?” In both communications you will also be invited to take personal action and to participate in discussions that will take place in the Forum for Global Climate Change Week on the Home Page of the Wilmette Institute.

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