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Short Films for Big Ideas: Community Climate Action Network

San Diego State University’s Big Ideas initiative recently presented Short Films for Big Ideas, a video showcase series featuring innovative ideas to fuel the future from faculty-led research teams in areas such as Health and Well-being, Climate Change, Social Justice and Transborder Solutions. The Climate Science Alliance is excited to be collaborating with San Diego State University to envision the Community Climate Action Network.

As climate changes, the ability of a region to maintain industries and practices based on environmental conditions can be compromised, leading to shortages of critical needs such as food, clean water, energy and jobs.

To mitigate these negative impacts of climate change on our world, four Big Ideas teams from San Diego State University propose solutions that include government and community intervention as well as food security and biodegradable plastics made with greenhouse gases.

The Climate Science Alliance is excited to partner with Drs. Rebecca Lewison, Megan Jennings, Jessica Barlow, and Doug Stow for San Diego State University’s Big Idea’s Initiative with their project entitled - the Community Climate Action Network.


About the Community Climate Action Network

The capacity to create equitable, vibrant, sustainable communities in San Diego is threatened by climate change related threats, such as catastrophic fires, drought, food and water insecurity, disease and environmental injustice. This is especially true for underserved, under resourced communities.

A team of experienced scientists and communicators is embarking on a new initiative to address these challenges, by catalyzing community climate adaptation and resilience.

The Community Climate Action Network will leverage SDSU’s expertise in public health, sciences, arts education, and business in a three-phased approach. Each phase will focus on strategic steps to achieve this goal, from building a community practice to cutting-edge, actionable research and scholarship that will result in community driven transformation.

To learn more about the Big Ideas Initiative, please visit:


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