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Policy & Social Action

Policy & Social Action

Safe Climate PA

Swarthmore is helping to host the Safe Climate PA event in Harrisburg on Saturday, October 7th. At the event, students will have a chance to learn about climate change, carbon pricing, and how to engage with elected officials on these topics. Swarthmore is working with the Pennsylvania Environmental Resource Council, Our Climate, and Citizens's Climate Education to host this event. You can learn more at

Swarthmore Endorses Carbon Pricing

Swarthmore President Valerie Smith was the second signatory of the Put A Price On It campaign's letter calling on elected leaders to take action on carbon pricing. Over 30 colleges have since joined that effort. 
David Gelber '63 H'17, creator of the Years of Living Dangerously documentary series on climate change, made this video on President Smith's decision to sign on.