Three researchers in the Department of Information Science have received funding support in their effort to equip climate-affected communities with knowledge and tools to respond to environmental damage and create climate accountability.
Christopher Csíkszentmihályi, Phoebe Sengers, and Steven Jackson, all associate professors in the Department of Information Science, are the investigators behind “Expanding the Repertoire of Community-led Climate Justice Practices,” a collaborative project bringing together representatives from communities facing sustainability challenges and non-profit and peer organizers. Through these collaborations, the trio aims to “create a multimedia user’s guide for community climate accountability and a toolkit of design specifications for software platforms to advance community-led climate justice,” according to the project summary. The team’s work will culminate in a public conference held at Cornell, with smaller events planned in the communities involved.
The project received support from the Cornell Atkinson Center for Sustainability’s Academic Venture Fund and its Innovation for Impact Fund.