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COP26 Notes: Day 8 – Obama Said “Good to See You” in My General Direction

Okay. I said in an earlier blog post that I didn’t get the appeal of chasing the famous people walking around COP. So, I’m going to sound like a total hypocrite in this blog post. But, here it goes, anyway.  When I heard President Barack Obama was coming to COP, I felt differently. I don’t […]

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COP26 Notes: Second Nature at COP26 – Week One Recap

Three Second Nature team members – Tim Carter (President), Steve Muzzy (Climate Programs Senior Manager), and Noa Dalzell (Climate Policy Associate) – are attending COP26 in-person. To reiterate what we have already said, with less than ten years until 2030 (i.e. potentially the “point of no return”), this may be the most vital COP of […]

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COP26 Notes: Days 6 & 7 – Weekend Recap

It’s Monday afternoon in Glasgow, and I thought I’d start off with a bit of a weekend recap (as well as share what has been going on today). Lots of exciting things have happened since I last wrote, so this should be a fun one.  Where to start? Saturday is actually a hectic day at […]

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COP26 Notes: Youth Day

Friday, November 5th was youth day at COP26. I attended the Friday’s for Future Scotland Climate Strike. Thousands of students marched across the city to George Square to demonstrate and demand climate action from leaders negotiating climate reduction goals a few miles away. It was amazing to witness the energy and passion of these young leaders. As a […]

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COP26 Notes: Day 5 – Youth Day, Secretary Deb Haaland and Oceans

Good morning from Glasgow! I really wanted to avoid long lines today, so I got up early and took the train into the Scottish Exhibition Center, arriving around 7am. It was great to be able to get in so early to get some work done in the morning, particularly because I don’t have WiFi where […]

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COP26 Notes: Day 2 – Long Lines, Animal Agriculture, and Indigenous Perspectives

Things are getting underway here at COP26! The lines this morning were pretty wild – I had to wait almost two hours just to get into the venue, which was frustrating but not the worst thing ever given the fact that the line is a perfect time to mingle with like-minded people. A lot of […]

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COP26 Notes: Day 1 – Arriving to Glasgow, Meeting Michael Bloomberg, and Arriving at COP26

It’s Day 1 at COP26, and I couldn’t be more thrilled to be here. Before I begin recapping my day, let me take a step back and introduce myself. My name is Noa Dalzell, I’m a 23-year-old, Boston-based climate advocate, and I’m here at the United Nations international climate conference in Glasgow, Scotland. This is […]

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UIC Celebrates Arbor Day with its 10th straight Tree Campus Higher Education Recognition

Friday, April 30th was Arbor Day in Illinois and to celebrate, we proclaimed UIC’s tree accomplishments to all 47,000+ faculty, staff and students. We have been recognized, once again, as a Tree Campus Higher Education institution for our efforts in 2020. We put a lot of work into our urban forestry management, and we are […]

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