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Initiative for Climate Leadership and Resilience to host inaugural event this weekend

The Initiative for Climate Leadership and Resilience (ICLR) at Cal Poly is hosting their inaugural Climate Solutions Now Conference this weekend, Oct. 2-3, for students who are interested in engaging in climate change solutions.   Rather than focusing on personal choices and home improvements that can reduce a person’s carbon footprint, the conference is focusing on […]

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“It’s just switching back and forth like a pendulum”: How Biden’s climate change efforts affect the Cal Poly community

During his presidential campaign, Joe Biden identified climate change as one of his top four priorities. Since his election, the Biden administration rejoined the Paris agreement, established a National Climate Task Force and introduced a variety of executive orders to tackle climate change at home and abroad.

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Thousands advocate for broad spectrum of causes at Women’s March

Thousands of people gathered at Mitchell Park Saturday, Jan. 18 for the fourth annual San Luis Obispo Women’s March, themed “The Time is Now.” This year’s Women’s March advocated for five actions: show up, speak up, vote, run and lead. It encompassed multiple issues and advocacy efforts, expressed in English, Spanish and tʔɨnɨsmuʔ tiłhinkʔtitʸu, the language […]

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Cal Poly students join global call to combat climate change, on-campus strike

Students, faculty and San Luis Obispo residents gathered on Cal Poly’s Dexter Lawn on Friday, Sept. 20 as part of a global initiative to fight climate change.  The demonstration, organized locally by Sunrise Movement Central Coast and San Luis Obispo County Youth for Environmental Action, took place in tandem with the international Global Climate Strike.  […]

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Cal Poly and Cuesta students rally to combat climate change

Students and residents of San Luis Obispo County gathered today outside the County Government Center in a demonstration that urged for climate change initiatives. The protest was organized independently by a few Cal Poly and Cuesta College students. The demonstration was inspired by FridaysForFuture, an international movement that organizes “strikes” to protest the lack of […]

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Student travels to the North Atlantic to help scientist collect oceanic research

Mechanical engineering senior E.J. Rainville spent his 2018 summer traveling through the North Atlantic, aboard a 238-foot ship and encountering 60 mph winds and 23-foot swells. But this was not for leisure – Rainville was collecting data to help scientists better understand climate change. “It’s kind of interesting sleeping in that — you roll around a […]