Agents of (Climate) Change: Local Leaders Tackling Environmental Racism

Agents of (Climate) Change: Local Leaders Tackling Environmental Racism.

This event in the Wesleyan Civic Engagement Webinar Series features leaders from local organizations working to confront environmental racism and strengthen local and statewide sustainability efforts. 

Panelists and how to get involved with their work: 

  • Jack Howard ’22, Sunrise Middletown Hub co-coordinator.  Sunrise is a national grassroots organization (co-founded by Evan Weber ’13!) with nationwide chapters focused on building a movement of young people to stop climate change and create millions of good jobs in the process.
    • Email: and if you’d like to be added to our email list for information about the Zoom series or normal hub meetings feel free to shoot us an email!
    • Instagram: @sunrisemvmtmiddletown 
  • Cat Xi ’22, Sustainable Middletown coordinator.  Sustainable Middletown is a City initiative focused on taking actions that make Middletown thriving, resilient, collaborative, community- and equity-focused, and respectful of the environment.  
  • Cat Young, Middletown Complete Streets Committee member.  Complete Streets is a City committee that encourages safe, convenient, and equitable biking, walking and transit on Middletown streets for all users.
    • Email:
    • Complete Streets Committee meets every 2nd Monday of the month on webex. 
    • For more info on CTPH: or Instagram/FB @ctpassivehouse


Hosted by Sustainability Director, Jennifer Kleindienst

Wednesday, September 16th, 1:30-2:45 pm



The Wesleyan Civic Engagement Webinar Series is a collaboration between the Resource Center, Office of Sustainability, and the Jewett Center for Community Partnerships. The series is designed to:

  •  Introduce the Wesleyan community to some of the organizations we collaborate with.
  •  Explore ways to deepen our partnerships and new points of collaboration.
  •  Encourage community building among student leaders.