HBCU Climate Change Consortium
The Consortium was conceived to help raise awareness about the disproportionate impact of climate change on marginalized communities to develop HBCU students leaders, scientists and advocates on issues related to environmental and climate justice policies, community resilience, adaptation and other major climate change topics—especially in vulnerable communities in the southern United States where the vast majority of HBCUs are located and where more billion-dollar disasters occur than the rest of the country combined.
In 2011, because of the urgent need to diversify leadership in the environmental arena, Dr. Beverly Wright, Executive Director of the Deep South Center for Environmental Justice, Inc. and Dr. Robert D. Bullard, Distinguished Professor at Texas Southern University (Houston) launched the Historically Black College and University Climate Change Consortium.
9th Annual HBCU Climate Change Conference Oct. 2023
Texas Southern University will co-host in collaboration with The Deep South Center for Environmental Justice the IN-PERSON Ninth Annual HBCU Climate Change Conference October 11 - 15, 2023. The purpose of the conference is to bring together HBCU faculty and students, researchers, climate professionals and environmental justice and coastal community residents impacted by toxic facilities and severe weather events related to climate change in order to bridge the gap between theory and the experiential realities of climate change. The conference will address issues related to climate justice, adaptation, community resilience, global climate issues, and other major climate change topics (i.e. transportation, energy sources, carbon emissions, green jobs/green economy, just transition, and community economic development).
Location & Lodging
JW Marriott 614 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
HBCU Conference Discount Group Rate: $265 Discount Deadline: September 20, 2023
Mary I. Williams
CONFERENCE REGISTRATION FEES
The conference registration cost is $250 general registration and $100 for students.
EARLY BIRD OFFER: $200 and $75 for students
*Student travel scholarships are available to students whose abstract has been accepted for oral/poster presentations.
Travel scholarships include lodging and transportation (per diem is not included).
Student Abstract Submission Guidelines
Student abstracts are being accepted for oral and poster presentations. Abstracts will be accepted via electronic Online Abstract Form ONLY. Abstracts will not be processed for review if they are not submitted using the Online Abstract Form. Abstracts that do not conform to official guidelines will not be accepted.
Students are encouraged to present an abstract that has been conducted in the following subject areas:
- Climate Change/Climate Justice
- Adaptation and Mitigation
- Community Resilience
- Energy Sources
- Carbon Emissions, Cap and Trade
- Just Transition, Just Sustainability
- Campus Sustainability
- Global dimensions of climate change
- Sea Level Rise
- Food Security
- Faith-based Advocacy and Activism
- Theologics of Resistance
Acknowledgment: Notification of receipt will be sent to the email address provided by the submitting author.
ABSTRACT INSTRUCTIONS: Maximum of 300-word count in Georgia 11 point font (excluding title, authors, and affiliations). Define all abbreviations the first time they appear in the abstract. Avoid formulas, tables, and charts. Do not include references or credits. Your abstract should be typed into the form single-spaced with no spaces between paragraphs. Proofread your abstract carefully before submitting; no corrections will be allowed.
Note: If your oral presentation or poster has more than one author, each person must submit a biographical narrative. All accepted abstracts will be published in the conference manual.
- Use 36 X 48 Foldable Fabric Poster (www.posterpresentations.com)
- Posters may be developed by teams of 2 – 3 students representing a single school.
- Posters can be set up Saturday morning between 8:00 am and 8:45 am. During the poster session reception, students must stand by their posters to discuss their research with conference participants.
- Each team should bring their final printed poster to the conference.
- Posters not removed by the end of the conference will be discarded.