The Environmental Storytelling Series of CNY brings together faculty, students and local community partners to address the climate crisis through creative outlets.

How can everyday people make sense of climate change’s effect on the planet and human life? Through creative outlets like storytelling, interpretation and art, the humanities can demonstrate how environmental concerns are intertwined with social, economic and cultural issues. Addressing the climate crisis through a humanistic lens is a guiding principle behind the Environmental Storytelling Series of CNY, says co-founder Brice Nordquist, Dean’s Professor of Community Engagement and associate professor of writing and rhetoric in the College of Arts and Sciences (A&S).

“Oftentimes when people think of environmental justice they think of carbon emissions, ocean acidification, melting icecaps, deforestation, and other incredibly important causes and consequences of climate change,” explains Nordquist. “What they don’t often consider are the ways that environmental justice is intertwined with social justice and racial justice.” (Read the full article...)