Join us for the IHS Climate Action Expo
Sunday, May 22 from 1-5 pm @ Ithaca High School Welcome Center

1401 N. Cayuga St., Ithaca NY

Participating Organizations

The goal of the IHS Climate Action Expo...

is to inform participants about the realities of the climate crisis and equipping them with a range of tools to address it. Numerous demonstrations of practical decarbonizing solutions, from composting to transportation alternatives, renewable energy, lobbying efforts, urban planning, building practices and much more.

Guiding Principles

In addition to reimagining our future specific to the environment, we recognize the importance of accounting for inequities and fighting against all systems of oppression. The climate movement, both historically and currently, is very white dominated, which needs to change. Both the transition and end goal must prioritize the needs and leadership of marginalized communities. This just transition cannot be achieved without inclusivity and diversity of perspectives, for those who have experienced systems of oppression first-hand have the greatest understanding on how to dismantle them.

The event will focus on educating participants about the importance of achieving environmental justice through practical and equitable steps, such as:

  • Grappling with the history that shapes our present reality

    • Colonialism/imperialism

    • Industrial and Neolithic Revolutions

  • Reflecting on the history of the land we occupy

  • Understanding environmental racism and fighting for racial justice

  • Lobbying for effective state, local and federal legislation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

  • Integrating more walking and cycling into our daily lives

  • Reducing reliance on fossil fuels

  • Installing heat exchange HVAC systems

  • Switching to electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles

  • Learning best practices for composting

  • Sustainable gardening

Let us know if you'll be attending!