Eco Working Group


The Eco Working Group seeks to come together and to talk, surface our experiences, concerns, learn, and to reimagine. The Eco Working Group began meeting on the Rutgers-Newark campus in the Fall of 2019 to begin imagining how we can reorganize as a campus to address the "hyperobject" that is global warming. This group is open to students, faculty, staff, and community members. To learn more about getting involved in this working group on global warming and climate justice please visit or contact us at



Scott's Lecture
Conversation with "community first" strategist Scott Bernstein, founder and former president, the Center for Neighborhood Technology, on the region’s lead water crisis. Co-sponsored by the Joseph C. Cornwall Center for Metropolitan Studies and the Department of Arts, Culture, and Media.


Student Project Share
The Student Project Share showcased and facilitated an eco conversation of student work across the disciplines in Fall 2019. Co-sponsored by the Honors Living-Learning Community (HLLC), Humanities Action Lab (HAL), and the Federated Department of History, and the Department of African American and African Studies at Rutgers University–Newark.


Student Mixer
Environmental Justice Student Mixer brought together students from different disciplines  to find shared connections and envision their role as change agents in efforts addressing our climate crisis. Co-sponsored by Humanities Action Lab (HAL).


Eco Working Group Online Meeting on April 15, 2020
One of the Eco Working Group online meetings where Larissa Belcic presented “Nocturnal Medicine: Designing for the Emotional & Psychological Challenges of the Climate/Eco- Crisis,” which demonstrated her work on multi-sensory experiences that guide people through the emotional challenges of climate and ecological crisis.