Idyllwild Arts Highlights Alliance Director and 2019 SWTCCS in Earth Day Newsletter

Idyllwild Arts Academy showcased Climate Science Alliance Director Dr. Amber Pairis and our upcoming 2019 Southwestern Tribal Climate Change Summit in their Earth Day newsletter.

In Idyllwild Arts Academy’s recent Earth Day newsletter, they showcased their partnership with Dr. Amber Pairis, Director of the Climate Science Alliance, as well as their support of our upcoming Southwestern Tribal Climate Change Summit.

Idyllwild Arts recognized Dr. Amber Pairis’ achievements as a “Climate Change Resilience Leader”. Read their article below:


As Director of the Climate Science Alliance, Idyllwild Arts Academy graduate Dr. Amber Pairis has a leading role in developing the 2019 Southwestern Tribal Climate Change Summit, coming to the Idyllwild Arts campus August 13-16.

Amber graduated from the Academy in 1992, having concentrated on photography as a major in InterArts (called Independent Major at that time). She has taken to heart Idyllwild Arts Foundation’s Mission of “changing lives through the transformative power of art.”

“Art can bring along the community and the policy-makers,” she says, “by translating scientific research into something that touches your life in a personal way.”

As for the scientific research that concerns her most, into climate change, she passionately wants it to change lives. Her last decade of work has focused on advancing strategies and solutions to safeguard communities and natural resources from the impacts of climate change. While her career has included service in Washington, D.C., and an appointment by former California Governor Jerry Brown to lead climate change adaptation efforts, her heart is in working with communities.