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TBT: 2019 Climate Strikes

close-up of a poster from the 2019 Climate Strike demonstrations at Villanova

students during the 2019 Climate Strike demonstration at Villanova

Here comes a BONUS TBT in honor of Earth Day! The photos featured here come from the March 15, 2019 Climate Strike at Villanova. This was just one of many climate strikes taking place on college campuses across the country. These strikes were inspired by Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old Swedish  student who challenged world leaders to take immediate action against climate change and emphasized that no one is too small or too young to make a difference. Thunberg has had three consecutive nominations for the Nobel Peace Prize from 2019-2021. 

Student speakers Gracie Stagliano and Yvonne Nguyen led the demonstrations and the group march to the office of University President the Rev. Peter M. Donohue, OSA, PhD, to present him with two demands:

  1. Move the University’s carbon-neutral pledge date up to 2030
  2. Enter into a power purchase agreement for renewable energy by 2020

More information on the 2019 Climate Strikes at Villanova can be found in Falvey’s mini-exhibit entitled Earth Week at Villanova.

jenna newman headshotJenna Newman is a graduate assistant in Falvey Memorial Library and a graduate student in the Communication Department.







Dig Deeper: This Earth Week, Get to Know Keynote Speaker Katharine Hayhoe


By Shawn Proctor and Merrill Stein

During Earth Week, Villanova is fortunate to host climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe, PhD, as she delivers the keynote, “Christians, Climate, and our Culture in the US.” The talk will speak to the misconception that religion and science must occupy opposing sides of the topic of climate change.

In the last half-century, the average global temperature has risen faster than ever before in recorded history. This trend has reshaped our planet. It represents a looming threat to our planet’s future.

Dr. Hayhoe, endowed Professor in Public Policy and Public Law and Co-Director of the Climate Center at Texas Tech University, uses her evangelical Christian faith to inform her work and how she talks with those who would challenge her research.

Before she delivers her keynote on April 22 at 5:30 p.m., dig deeper to learn more about Dr. Hayhoe and her work, which has been cited more than 7,000 times, according to Scopus (Elsevier).

Prior registration for this ACS-approved event is required.

Read Dr. Hayhoe’s books featuring her research: ""

Listen to her talk on her podcast Global Weirding.

Lastly, read articles about Dr. Hayhoe and her work:


Shawn Proctor Head shot""Shawn Proctor is Communications and Marketing Program Manager at Falvey Memorial Library. Select resources curated by Merrill Stein, Social Sciences Librarian at Falvey Memorial Library.



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Last Modified: April 20, 2021