Alumni College 2021

Warming Signs: Emergency, Adaptation, and Innovation in Climate Change

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Thank you to Reed alumni presenters and attendees for making Alumni College 2021 Warming Signs: Emergency, Adaptation, and Innovation in Climate Change a great success! Over 170 alumni attended nine alumni-taught courses and three attendee discussions June 4–6, 2021. In honor of the environmental studies program’s ten-year anniversary, Alumni College 2021 focused on climate change.


Missed an event? You can watch the recordings here. You can also access the Alumni College 2021 reading list in the Socio app.


Alumni experts from various disciplines and industries led alumni through lectures and workshops, providing an overview of the major areas involved in tackling climate change and their experiences in their fields. From governmental policy to green investments, renewable energy technology to environmental law, climate research to resiliency planning, and wildfire science to oceanography–this event strengthened attendees’ understanding of these complex factors and provided practical examples of how we can collectively mitigate the worst of climate change and adapt to a new reality on the planet.

All sessions were hosted using Zoom and were free for alumni to attend.

Questions? Please reach out to Alumni Programs,, 503/777-7589