Events Archive

April 2024 

April 17th

A Celebration of the GW Alliance for a Sustainable Future

Our big celebration event featured a student speaker, senior Aleena Fayaz, a panel with faculty researchers, and a conversation between Alliance Executive Director Frank Sesno and Chairman of the Senate's bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus, Senator Chris Coons.

We concluded with a choral performance, Sacred Place, celebrating our relationship with the earth, accompanied by a four-piece ensemble, including prominent musicians. 

The event was followed by a reception in the Grand Ballroom of the University Student Center.

Watch the highlights here

Frank Sesno and Senator Chris Coons both wearing suits, seated in tan arm chairs on a stage with a red curtain behind them and a small table with water glasses between them.

April 18th-19th

2024 Planet Forward Summit

We're in an urgent search for solutions.

How can you break through the noise and inspire change?

We discussed these and other questions at the 2024 Planet Forward Summit and saw how creativity and storytelling can spark hope and action.

Joy Reeves, Duke University, is presented with her Storyfest Award by Dr. Imani Cheers and Frank Sesno.

April 19th


The Alliance tabled at the Office of Sustainability's Eco-Bash on Friday, April 19th. 

Students sitting outside in Kogan Plaza, tabling for the Alliance

April 24th

Climate Security is National Security

Book talk and open discussion with Thom Shanker, co-author of Age of Danger

Moderated by Frank Sesno

A lunch and interdisciplinary conversation on the topic of the many, and sometimes surprising, ways that climate change threatens national security and how the US military must prepare.