THRIVE Spokane Understanding & Addressing Extreme Heat
Join the Gonzaga Center for Climate, Society, and the Environment's Climate Resilience Project and Gonzaga's Environmental Studies Senior Capstone as they present the latest findings on extreme heat in Spokane. They will share results from their community science-driven heat mapping project, community survey on perceptions and experiences of extreme heat, and the impacts of extreme heat in Spokane. This project has direct impacts on our region's Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (THRIVE Spokane), which seeks to address climate resilience by modernizing infrastructure systems to withstand disruption, improve efficiency, and enhance connectivity.
Attend this free virtual event to learn more about how extreme heat affect Spokane and how to prepare our community to be resilient to future heat waves.
Dr. Brian G. Henning, Director (he/him/his)
Dr. Henning is a Professor of Philosophy and of Environmental Studies at Gonzaga University and is the inaugural director and founder of the Gonzaga Center for Climate, Society, and the Environment. Originally from Boise, Idaho, Dr. Henning joined Gonzaga's faculty in 2008. He earned a B.A. from Seattle University and an M.A., M.Phil., and Ph.D. from Fordham University. An award-winning author, Dr. Henning has written or edited more than 10 books and 35 articles and chapters, including Riders in the Storm: Ethics in an Age of Climate Change (Anselm 2015) and Climate Change Ethics and the Non-human World (Routledge 2020). He has delivered more than 150 talks to general and academic audiences in North America, Europe, and Asia.
Corrina Farho, CivicSpark Fellow (she/her/hers)
Corrina recently graduated Colorado State University where she completed a dual major in Political Science (concentration in Environmental Politics and Policy) and International Studies (concentration in the Middle East and North Africa). Corrina is serving as a CivicSpark Fellow for Gonzaga University's Center for Climate, Society, and the Environment under the Spokane Beat the Heat initiative. Born and raised in Colorado, Corrina is excited to embark on a journey to protect a shared climate in Washington while elevating the stories and perspectives of community members.