On Tuesday, June 27, 2023, ‘California Community Colleges and Climate: Defining the Possible’ will bring together state leaders and community college peers at West Los Angeles College to explore and seek feedback on priorities in four fields of climate practice for the California Community Colleges: facilities and operations, workforce development, community engagement and resource development. Beginning at 9 am at the Fine Arts Complex at WLAC, the event will focus on defining priorities for the California Community Colleges in addressing climate change mitigation, adaptation and resilience.
California Community Colleges Chancellor Sonya Christian, of the Foundation for Community Colleges and West Los Angeles College will speak, in addition to Ben Chida, deputy cabinet secretary, Office of the Governor, Stewart Knox, secretary of the California Labor & Workforce Development Agency , Glenda Humiston, vice president for Agriculture & Natural Resources, University of California, Francisco C. Rodriguez, chancellor of Los Angeles Community College District, and James M. Limbaugh, president of West Los Angeles College.
As part of the largest higher education system in the nation, spanning diverse communities across the state, California community colleges are uniquely positioned to address climate challenges. Leveraging our extensive operational capacities, deep community connections and crucial role in training a climate-ready workforce, we can help our campuses, communities and state address climate change.