July 9 – 11, 2024
Seattle University campus
Co-hosted by the Catholic Archdiocese of Seattle and Seattle University
Together for our Common Home is an engaging, interactive three-day Climate Action Summit featuring a lineup of inspirational and influential speakers who will share the latest on environmental breakthroughs, tackle the tough issues facing sustainability, make the connection between the Earth and the poorest among us, and challenge us to authentically care for our common home and for each other. The summit will take place July 9 through 11 on the Seattle University campus and will educate and inspire while fostering collaboration.
“Our students, faculty and staff, alumni and community deserve nothing less than our full commitment to the future of our planet. This collaboration with the Archdiocese of Seattle is a part of our deep commitment to the Earth.”President Eduardo Peñalver
To demonstrate their deep commitment to the Earth and all its people, the Climate Action Summit is co-hosted and convened by the Catholic Archdiocese of Seattle and Seattle University.
Confirmed speakers include Cardinal Michael Czerny, S.J., Robert Foy, Director of Science and Research, NOAA Fisheries, Kara Hurst from Amazon, Mary Kipp, Puget Sound Energy, Kirk Johnson, Director of the Smithsonian Museum of Natural Science, Jay Julius, Lummi Nation Elder and Anne Thompson from NBC News. Other speakers and panels are in development.
Attendees across all sectors, will join with leaders from the business and non-profit sectors, educators and students, researchers, faith leaders, indigenous communities, elected officials and community leaders.
“In the spirit of good stewardship of our common home, we hope to bring about a necessary ecological conversion, which leads to greater efforts to work together for the good of creation. Now is the time to hear and respond to the cry of the Earth, the cry of the poor and the cry of our youth.”Archbishop Paul D. Etienne
Prefect of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development
Director of Science and Research, NOAA Fisheries
Vice President, Amazon Worldwide Sustainability
Director, Smithsonian Museum of Natural Science
Lummi Nation Elder
Puget Sound Energy
Chief Environmental Affairs Correspondent, NBC News
More speakers and registration info coming soon.