During the past century, discoveries in Earth and space science have changed society’s understanding of the world around us and improved economic security and public health and safety around the globe. Science can help society address the challenges—and take advantage of the opportunities—it faces in the future.
AGU’s Centennial marks a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to bring the global community together with the shared goal of transforming Earth and space science to meet not just the challenges of today but also the opportunities of tomorrow. While we will certainly be paying tribute to the achievements of the past, much of our programming will be focused on advancing the future of Earth and space science and its ability to benefit society.
For example, with the net zero renovation of our headquarters building, not only are we able celebrate AGU’s history, but also we are able to showcase the building as a model for scientific advancement in sustainable technology, allowing others to incorporate our approaches to reduce the environmental impacts of their own businesses and buildings.
We look forward to telling you more about these forward-looking programs in the coming weeks and months.