June 07, 2022


The Worldwide Teach-in for Climate Justice took place on CUA's campus in March with more than 1,000 colleges, universities, high schools and K-8 schools worldwide to discuss climate solutions and justice in the transition. Eight DC-area Universities – American University, CUA, Georgetown, George Washington, Howard University, Trinity, Gallaudet and UDC – hosted their speakers for panel sessions with a final livestream panel that included all participants. The event was led by Associate Dean Robin Z. Puttock, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, WELL AP.

University Architect Debra Nauta-Rodriguez spoke about The West Campus Solar Project and Associate Professor Patricia Andrasik presented The Paradigm of Faith and Science. Architecture student Holly Thompson traveled to the George Washington Campus later that afternoon to represent CUA. 

The DC Climate Convergence followed at Howard University to celebrate diverse voices and experiences.  

"It was so inspirational to gather together as various Schools at Catholic University and as one of many DC Universities to learn about Climate Justice initiatives both inside and outside the classroom,” Associate Dean Puttock said. “I hope this is the first of many events like this.