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David Hughes

“For decades, scholars at Rutgers have generated and disseminated knowledge about the climate crisis and the energy transition away from fossil fuels. Now, it’s the Administration’s turn to put that knowledge into practice and to do its fair share. Rutgers needs to put solar panels on every roof and parking lot. We need, furthermore, to … Read More

Nimish Patel

“My earliest childhood memories are about wide open spaces and nature. I grew up in Kenya and recall visiting game reserves and hiking in areas that had an overabundance of biodiversity and was always in awe of how these ecosystems operated.  As part of the President’s Climate Action Taskforce, I had the benefit of hearing … Read More

Dunbar Birnie

We need more solar power!! …. and more battery storage…. and more geothermal…. Lots of stories to tell in this zone…. Dunbar Birnie Professor, Materials Science and Engineering

Bob Kopp

“Humankind is at a fork in its history. Figuring out how we are going to live sustainability on our planet is the defining challenge of the century. I believe our species can have a bright and long future ahead of us – if we take action now to stabilize the climate and protect biodiversity. And … Read More

Joyce Lu

“As a student of anthropology, I have learned to see the environment as social constructs, a product of our human imaginations and creations. What that means is that our imaginations have material, physical effects on a world that we share with other non-human things and people that have different ways of imagining and creating the … Read More

Morgan Pesanelli

“I treasure time spent outdoors! Whether that’s kayaking, hiking, or watching my favorite band play at an outdoor venue. I work a 9 to 5 desk job, so it’s incredibly important for me to move my body and get fresh air during MY time. I’m grateful for: clean water, lush grass,  all the plants, and … Read More

Gabrielle Rosenthal

“When I started at Rutgers, I got involved in research on campus, and sought out opportunities to do work related to environmental conservation, from studying the impacts of wildfires on orangutans to working  on phytoplankton health and abundance in the rapidly changing Antarctic ocean. At the same time, I was involved with student organizations fighting … Read More

Jack Molenaar

“I’ve been working my entire career to make land use and transportation more sustainable. We need walkable communities and campuses.” Jack Molenaar Director of Transportation Services

Jake Siebert

“Some of my earliest memories revolve around days and nights spent hiking through the woods, fishing in lakes, and gathering around campfires. I grew up experiencing the outdoors firsthand, and that is where my desire to protect our climate stems from. Many of my favorite activities are threatened by the rapidly warming planet. How are … Read More

Stephanie Cruz, DVM

“As a mother, veterinarian, avid traveler and lover of nature, changes in climate are important to me as they affect all aforementioned loves of mine. Without ensuring reduction of waste, our ozone layer will continue deteriorating. I’ve already seen impacts of this on our food supply- it was extremely difficult to find fruits that are … Read More