Visit the Center for Climate and Life at Earth Day Texas - Center for Climate and Life

Visit the Center for Climate and Life at Earth Day Texas - Center for Climate and Life

Climate scientist Peter de Menocal, director of the Center for Climate and Life and Columbia University Dean of Science, is taking part in Earth Day Texas April 21-23, 2017 at Fair Park in Dallas. The free event—the largest Earth Day celebration in the world—is expected to attract 130,000 attendees.

Through his participation in several events and activities, de Menocal will showcase the Center’s diverse research, partnerships, and outreach programs.

On Friday, April 21, de Menocal will participate in a panel discussion on integrating science into regulatory decision-making as part of the Environmental Law and Policy Symposium. That evening, he’ll participate in an event hosted by the Columbia University Alumni Association about what the current administration can do on the legal and regulatory front and the opportunities for science, business, and law to “change the debate” around climate change.

Earth Day Texas overlaps with the Dallas March for Science, a nonpartisan celebration of science and call to support publicly communicated scientific research and evidence-based policies. On Saturday, April 22 at 1 p.m. in Fair Park, de Menocal will co-host the culmination of the march with Mike Rawlings, Dallas Mayor; Katharine Hayhoe, director of the Climate Science Center at Texas Tech University; and Francis O’Sullivan, Director of Research for the MIT Energy Initiative.

Attendees can also learn about the Center’s research and activities by visiting our display at the Columbia University–Sabin Center for Climate Change Law booth in the exhibit hall, which will be up throughout the weekend.

Earth Day Texas is free and open to the public. For more information, including daily schedules, events, booths, displays and other key information, go to